On April 17, Siamanto Academy students enjoyed a talk by Ms. Lerna Karakütük, Armenian language teacher of Esayan and Dadyan schools of Constantinople, where she has also served as principal. The month of April represents an opportunity to impress upon youth that Armenian writers are not all martyrs and that Armenian literature is very much alive and well and, more importantly, that the first condition to be a writer is to have the courage to try.
An active contributor of “Hayeren Blog” where she has been writing for five years, Ms. Karakütük is also the author of two poetry books in Armenian. She has also prepared school texts for children and teenagers, including “On the Road to School” (in Armenian): the book has been illustrated by her students, who are looking forward to the publication of the sequel.
Sosy Mishoyan, another contributor to the “Hayeren Blog,” introduced the guest speaker to the Siamanto students, who followed the presentation with attention.
At the end of the talk, the Siamanto students were invited to contribute their own pieces to “Hayeren Blog,” which has offered space to schoolchildren to boldly try their hand at writing.