Accomplishments 2016

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2016. Hello readers! Here’s an update on what was completed this year.

I published my third book in October, THE LEAVES OF YOUTH, which included 100 original poems written from age 13-50.

This year also saw the completion of a dozen short works, including THIS MAN, GOODBYE TO A FRIEND, THE MUSE, I FOUGHT THE BULLY, FORK IN THE ROAD, GROWTH, and HER PAINTED ROOM.

I illustrated and wrote a three-part Memorial Day series.

I re-wrote the short fiction piece THE LEGACY and submitted it to the Writer’s Digest short story contest, as well as to the literary journal Glimmer Train, results for both to be announced in February 2017.

I produced about thirty artistic scale model photographs, which I post on a few history forums (and via email- write to me if you want to be on the list. Ara@AraHagopian.com).

Lastly, I shot principal photography for an upcoming 2017 Charleston South Carolina exhibit, which will be my third exhibit covering that historic Southern city.

2017 will focus on writing new material, and promoting THE LEAVES OF YOUTH. We will promote LOY in 2017 which will hopefully include a meet and greet, a book signing and readings. Keep watch! https://www.facebook.com/literateshow.

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About Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

For over thirty years, I have enjoyed drawing beautiful shapes and writing complementary stories. The imagery tends to focus on our place in the world—whomever or whatever we may be. I am influenced by Twentieth Century history—I read vintage magazines, books and letters. Inspiration comes from visualizing human achievement and personal interaction—derived from people, places and things which may be obscure, but never insignificant. My pen-and-ink THE MAGNIFICENT RECOVERY was selected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their 2008 summer art auction.
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