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The Place of Places Web Series

A deep dive into the places Saroyan wrote about in his 1972 memoir, Places Where I've Done Time. Each chapter will have a video devoted to contextualizing the story using historical images and research from the Forever Saroyan archive and many other online archives.

Borrow the book from the Internet Archive's Open Library here.

Stayed tuned for weekly updates! Below is a playlist of all episodes, that play back to back.


William Saroyan the Visionary, Hosted by The Book Club of California 8/31/2020

On August 31st, 2020 (Saroyan's birthday), Charles Janigian gave a one-hour presentation to the Book Club of California via a Zoom webinar. The presentation, "William Saroyan the Visionary," covers Saroyan's impact on American literature, from his early use of musicality and rhythm to his influential role as a writer of immigrant fiction before the genre was popular

Below is a recording of the presentation, graciously provided by the Book Club of California. Many thanks to Kevin Kosik and the BCC team for facilitating this presentation and allowing us to reach people in their homes in perpetuity!


More presentations to come as we expand our repertoire!

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