LitFest in the Dena Saturday and Sunday 12:30-6pm May 4-5 2004
Shahe Mankerian headshot

Shahe Mankerian

Zephyr Poets, Saturday, May 4th, 5:00 – 6:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum

Shahé Mankerian is the principal of St. Gregory Hovsepian School in Pasadena, CA, and the director of mentorship at the International Armenian Literary Alliance (IALA). He has been the co-director of the Los Angeles Writing Project and has received the Los Angeles Music Center’s BRAVO Award, which recognizes teachers for innovation in arts education. Mankerian’s inaugural poetry collection, History of Forgetfulness, was published in 2021 by Fly on the Wall Press in the UK. The collection was a semifinalist for the prestigious Khayrallah Prize and a finalist in the Bibby First Book Competition, the Crab Orchard Poetry Open Competition, Julie Suk Award, the Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Award, and the White Pine Press Poetry Prize.