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Full Name: Nancy Agabian
Biography:
Nancy Agabian is a writer and performance artist. She has been published most recently in such diverse publications as Wellesley (the Wellesley College alumnae magazine), Gynomite: Fearless Feminist Porn (nominated for a Firecracker Alternative Book award) and Birthmark: A Bilingual Anthology of Armenian-American Poetry, in which her poems written in English were translated into Armenian. Also a teacher, she led a series of very popular writing and performance workshops to adults called Writing to Perform the Truth at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, for over five years. She has written and performed several autobiographical solo pieces which appeared in prominent performance art venues in Los Angeles. A recent transplant to New York City, she is currently a candidate for an MFA in Nonfiction at Columbia University. She is writing a memoir about her Armenian-American family, including her paternal grandmother, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: Anywhere.
Transportation: Public transportation and/or car rental.
Dates Available: Anytime.
Fees: Negotiable; minimum $100-150 plus travel, lodging, and meals.
Contact Information: NY
Email: nancyagabian@yahoo.com
Website (click here)
Author's Timeline:
2000 (Unknown) County
Princess Freak
(Pub: Beyond Baroque Books, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291; phone: 310-822-3006; fax: 310-827-7432. ISBN: 1-892184-07-9)
A collection of autobiographical poems, stories and performance texts, which documents the coming-of-age a shy, funny, bisexual Armenian-American woman who flees working-class Walpole, Massachusetts for Los Angeles. Books can also be ordered through Small Press Distribution, 341 Seventh Street, Berkeley, California 94710-1409; phone: 510-524-1668, 800-869-7553 (Toll-free within the US) Fax: 510-524-0852, http://www.spdbooks.org  
2001 (Unknown) County
Gynomite: Fearless Feminist Porn
This book was nominated for a Firecracker Alternative Book award. 
1999 (Unknown) County
Birthmark: A Bilingual Anthology of Armenian-American Poetry
Agabian's poems that were written in English were translated into Armenian for this book. 
1968 (Unknown) County
Nancy Agabian was born in Walpole, Massachusetts, in 1968. 
2003 New York County
Nancy Agabian received an M.F.A. from Columbia University, School of the Arts, Writing Division, in 2003.  

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