ANTELIAS, Lebanon – The ?Richard and Tina Carolan? Publishing Fund unveiled its most recent publication – Manuel Keshishian's ?Mokagan Hayeliner? (Magic Mirrors), a series of plays – during a meeting of its jury on 26 August 2008.
The ?Richard and Tina Carolan? Fund has been established under the auspices of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and the members of the jury are assigned by His Holiness Aram I. The Fund provides an opportunity to Diaspora Armenian intellectuals and writers, particularly from the new generation, to publish their works.
The members of the Fund's jury include Archbishop Varoujan Hergelian, V. Rev. Fr. Krikor Chiftjian (Secretary), Dr. Zaven Meserlian (Chairman), Barour Aghbashian and Sarkis Giragosian.
The Fund has thus far financed the publication of four volumes: Vartan Mateossian's ?Haravayin Goghmn Ashkhari? (The Southern Side of the World); Hagop Tcholakian's ?Andioki Mertsaga Roudgi Hovidi Hayere? (The Armenians of the Valley of Roudge near Antioch); Dr. Saleh Zahreddine's ?Hayots Yegeghetsvo Teragadaroutyoune 1915-i Tcharteroun? (The Role of the Armenian Church in the Massacres of 1915); and the most recent volume mentioned above.
His Holiness Aram I chaired the meeting of the Jury, which expressed its commitment to fund new publications in order to encourage the intellectuals of the new generation.
All works submitted are discussed by the Jury and published upon approval.
Upon the request of His Holiness Aram I, the benefactors of the ?Richard and Tina Carolan Fund?, Mrs. Tina Carolan and her son who live in the United States, increased the fund?s capital from 250.000 to 300.000 US dollars.
Source: The newsletter of the Catholicosate of Cilicia
Issue Number 95/08? (28 August 2008)?