Edward Militonyan delivers lesson at ASPU
30.05.2024
Edward Militonyan delivers lesson at ASPU

On May 29, Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU) hosted Edward Militonyan, a poet and an artist, President of Writers' Union of Armenia, and his wife Anush Vardanyan, a children’s author, President of the Tsitsernak (Swallow) publishing house. The visit was organized by Professor Suren Danielyan, Head of the Chair of New and Modern Armenian Literature and its Teaching Methods at ASPU.

While introducing the guests, Suren Danielyan said he has known Edward Militonyan for many years and is well aware of the writer’s creative path. The uniqueness of the meeting is that it allows [people] to get acquainted with the writer's inner world, which is unknown to us. Edward Militonyan writes for both adults and children.

"Many of his (Militonyan’s) poems written for children are meant for adults," Suren Danielyan said and added that many of ASPU students have creative potential and energy, and the meeting is a wonderful opportunity for dialogue.

Associate Professor Knarik Abrahamyan, the host of the meeting, said it is equally important for students to receive lessons and communicate with modern literature. That’s why, they decided to spend the last lesson of the academic year with the president of Writers' Union of Armenia.

Knarik Abrahamyan also spoke about Militonyan's creative preferences, including children's literature. He has written more than 80 books and many of them have been translated into different languages and has received a state prize for the collection of poems "E".

The students had a surprise for Edward Militonyan; they read out some of his poems. Very often, the writer explained some parts of the poems thereby providing instructional explanations of f literary phenomena.

Edward Militonyan then spoke about the turning points in the history of Armenian literature, the processes starting from the 60s to the present day, shifts in genres, the need for a comparative study of Armenian and world literature, criticism, and translated literature, etc.

He advised the students to read and to choose [without any help] the best works as professionals because they have already developed a taste by reading classical literature.

Edward Militonyan also answered the questions of students and professors.

The guests thanked for the meeting and said it was very impressive. In his closing remarks, Suren Danielyan said the meeting was exceptional because it was not just a meeting with a writer, but was aimed at expanding students' knowledge of the literary world.

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