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William Saroyan Centennial Celebration

The Stanford University Libraries
cordially invite you to join us in celebrating

The Saroyan Centennial
Friday, September 5, 2008

2008 marks the 100th anniversary of William Saroyan's birth and the Stanford University Libraries are taking part in the celebration. Our two-part program features the awarding of the 2008 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, and a concert of Saroyan's musical settings. Both events take place on the Stanford campus.

3:00-4:30 PM
Green Library, East Wing
Join us for an afternoon reception as we present the 2008 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, and also celebrate the publication of Heyday Books' new Saroyan anthology, He Flies Through The Air With the Greatest of Ease. The program will feature presentations by veteran novelist Herbert Gold and Heyday Books' publisher Malcolm Margolin. Copies of the new book will be available for purchase.

5:30 to 6:30 PM
VENUE CHANGE: Kresge Auditorium, Stanford Law School
Following the reception, an evening performance showcasing Saroyan's musical talents and collaborations will be held. Gregory Wait, Senior Lecturer and Director of Vocal Studies at Stanford University, and Music Director of Schola Cantorum, will direct the program, which will feature a world premier of Girakgi Picnic, a piece by William Saroyan and Alan Hovhaness that was recently discovered in Stanford's William Saroyan archive.

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For information on other William Saroyan Centennial events happening around the state, please click here.

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