The Purpose of The William Saroyan SocietyWilliam Saroyan Society

The William Saroyan Society, is a 501(C)3 non-profit, public service organization, in Fresno, California, dedicated to provide education and promote public interest and information about the life, times, literary works, themes and sentiments of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and playwright, William Saroyan; to educate the public about the human values depicted in his works; to promote the heritage of the Armenian/American culture and its unique and rich experience; to provide a series of annual events in conjunction with the William Saroyan Festival; to provide a facility for the production from a selection of over 200 plays written by the author/playwright; to entertain, promote, enrich, and educate the public in the culture of the home of William Saroyan; Fresno, California, while instructing the public on subjects useful to individuals and beneficial to the community.

Keeping Saroyan’s Works Alive

Your help is needed to communicate with publishers so that such classic works as The Human Comedy and My name is Aram are published in electronic format. The Society has received requests for an electronic version of The Human Comedy.  While work needs to be done to sort out copyright and permission issues, we would like to hear from you about this idea.  If you have a title to suggest be in electronic format, send it to the Society at our email address.  We will see where to go next with the information. We have also received interest in a DVD version of The Human Comedy.  At the last check there is only a VHS version of The Human Comedy movie. To help in this area, write to Ronald J. Sanders, President Warner Home Video, 4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank CA 91522.  In your note request its rerelease within their Archive Collection.