On February 7, 2013, the Armenian Writers Association of California (AWAOC), honored literary critic and poet Gevorg Kristinian.Held at the Glendale Public Library Auditorium. The event was dedicated to Kristinian's 60 year career in the literary arena. The program was emceed by AWAOC Chair Mr. Chahe Keuroghelian. Representing the Primate at the honorary event was Archpriest Fr. Hovsep Hagopian, who read the Primate’s congratulatory letter addressed to the honoree.