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Gina Srmabekian

Los Angeles, California

Writing of Witness
with Elizabeth Rosner

Words of Witness Fellowship

I am a writer whose work grapples with transgenerational trauma, memory and identity. I write from the interstice of my first-generation idealism and my grandmother’s Armenian villager-pragmatism. I write toward my own freedom and toward the freedom of all displaced peoples from Artsakh to Palestine and beyond. I write about grief and in times of grief because it is the most powerful articulation of love. I am the winner of Ninth Letter’s Creative Nonfiction Prize and my work appears in DIAGRAM journal. I am a lecturer at California State University, Northridge and live in Los Angeles with my dog, Bailey.

Gina Srmabekian - Under The Volcano