Upcoming Events

47th Book Festival

With the participation of “Athens 2018-World Book Capital” City of Athens The Book Festival is held this year with the active participation of the “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens, which in its own pavilion, presents its program , which includes more than 300 events. The 47th Book Festival pays tribute to Sung Poetry and attempts to open a dialogue between the Book and the arts. The festival's parallel program features a handful of interesting events which pay tribute to eminent Greek artists such as Katerina Aggelaki Rouk, Dionysis Savopoulos, Manolis Anagnostakis, Loula Anagnostaki, George Andreou and concerts by Stamatis Kraounakis, Eleni Tsaligopoulou and Yannis Kotsiras. For further information visit the website: www.sekb.gr/φεστιβάλ-βιβλίου PARALLEL PROGRAMME September 1 “The perfect disappearance”, Dilemma live in poetry of Katerina Aggelaki-Rouk “Oh, Master-King” [E, Kyr-Afenti Vassilia], Folktale narration, at 19:00 September 2 Book Publishers Association pays tribute to Dionysis Savopoulos for his great contribution to Sung Poetry Do not scare the Nightingale, Theatrical play at Aeroplio "Trees and Nightingales said", Fairy Tale Narration for young children September 4 Event for Manolis Anagnostakis & Loula Anagnostaki September 5 Children's Youth Symphony Orchestra - Nina Patrikidou, under the auspices of the Archbishopric of Athens “It’s love”,  Folktale narration September 6 Musical Journey inspired by the poem “I’ve had a dream” by poet Yovanna and the composer and pianist Anna Stereopoulou. September 7 Event for Karagiozis by the Book Publishers Association with screenings, lectures, discussions and a great concert with Panino Damianos and his band. September 8 Event dedicated to Nikos Kavvadias, by the Book Publishers Association in collaboration with the National Theater of Greece September 9 The Book Publishers Association in collaboration with ERT pays homage to Nikos Kavvadias for his great contribution to sung poetry. September 10 “From D. Solomos to Today”, songs, speeches, recitations by actors and poets. September 11 Event dedicated to theater critic Kostas Georgoussopoulos September 12 Event on the book of Kevin E.Simpson “Soccer under the Swastika” by Mv publishers September 13 Marios Strofalis and his quartet present excerpts from Song of Songs Folktale narration September 14 Award Ceremony honoring Mikis Theodorakis for his great contribution to Melodic Poetry and Greek culture. Concert featuring his popular compositions performed by renowned old and new Greek artists. September 15 Homage to the composer George Andreou featuring discussions, presentations and concert with Eleni Tsaligopoulou and Yannis Kotsiras September 16 “Lorca at the Greek Art Theatre”, presentation of excerpts from Blood Wedding, documentary screening & concert by Stamatis Kraounakis Our myths, our stars, Theatrical play at Aeroplio at 12:00 “Theria and Zoumpera”, fairy tale narration for children accompanied by music

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Joseph Knobel Freud: Teenagers & Society

Why is adolescence so tough? Joseph Knobel Freud, grandson of Sigmund Freud attempts to answer through a discussion with Dimitris Sokialidis, translator & scientific book critic. They both will attempt to shed light on crucial matters such as freedom, lack of dialogue, rebellion in adolescence, drugs, bad influences, bullying, pocket money, sexuality and other issues. Tritsis Amphitheatre, Cultural Center of the City of Athens, 50 Akademias Street Free entrance by Priority

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Jeffrey Eugenides in Athens in the context of “Athens 2018-World Book Capital” city of Athens

Pulitzer laureate Jeffrey Eugenides, an American of Greek descent, visits Athens and discusses with author Kallia Papadaki, journalist and book critic Mikela Chartoulari. The discourse revolves around the mixed and fluid nature of identities in modern Western Societies, on whether it is biological or social factors that shape personalities, and around the new challenges the US seems to face in a state of crisis. Participation: Free by priority Information: SNFCC.org

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36th IBBY International Congress Athens 2018 “East meets West around children’s books and fairy tales””

IBBY's biennial international congresses brings together IBBY members and others involved in children books and reading development from all over the world. Every two years a different National Section hosts the Congress. This year the congress will take place in Athens, from 30th of August until 1st of September. The central topics of the 36th IBBY Congress Athens are:   1. Difference, sameness and diversity in children’s literature 2. Translation, transfer, reception and comparison across languages, nations, and cultures 3. Engaging children and youth with international and multicultural literature Place: Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC) Times: all-day long Language: English Participation upon registration Information/Registrations: www.ibbycongressathens2018.com , 210 3643511, 210 3668800-842, 210 3668800-842, ibby2018@afea.gr , info@ibbycongressathens2018.com Organizer: Greek Section of  ΙΒΒΥ - Circle of the Greek Children’s Book Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Architectural glances of the city

Acquaintance with the city of Athens as an urban environment, with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. A presentation through time with experiential elements about important, lesser -or better- known, buildings of the historical centre and other areas of Athens. Participants will get to gain a thorough understanding of  the concept of “monument” and awareness-raising regarding issues surrounding the protection of the cultural heritage. Place/Meeting Point: Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, 6, Ang. Geronta St. Dates: Every first Saturday of the month, 10:00-11:30 Information/Reservations: 210 3256924, Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00 Organizer: Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation Program Section: Discovering Reading Treasures

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The Itinerant Library of the Network for Children’s Rights #7

The Itinerant Library is a temporary space that operates for a few hours to a full day and brings  books, puzzle games and experiential activities right to the children. Place: Ag.Thomas Square, Ano Kypseli Time: 16:00-20:00 Participation: Free Organizer: Network for Children’s Rights, “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens. Supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Greece and SynAthina Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Rare materials exhibition: books and manuscripts of the Library of the School of Theology

The University of Athens libraries exhibit collections of rich and rare materials (books, manuscripts, maps, etc.), that cover the whole scientific range of the Institution’s academic disciplines. Treasures of the Theology School’s library include Byzantine music manuscripts and excerpts of Old & New Testament.  Publications dete back to the 16th century. Place: Library of the School of Theology, University of Athens, Panepistimioupoli, Zografou Time: Mon-Thu 8:00-18:00, Fri: 08:00-16:00 Entrance: Free Organizer: Library & Information Center, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens With the support of Athens Culture Net Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Travelling in the New Era: From the theatre programmes’ collection of the 20th Century to the Michael Cacoyannis Archives

The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation possesses a significant archive of 20th-century Theatre Programs, which includes more than 610 original theatrical programs that have been published between 1949 and 1999. This record comes from the co-founder of the Art Theater - Karolos Koun and later theatrical businessman Giorgos Yolassis, one of the most remarkable theatrical artists of the 20st century, and his wife, Eleni. The collection includes rare versions of programs of the free theater, Greek state scenes and also foreign theater programs in Greece, as well as Greek theater companies abroad. Place: Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Pireos 206 Time: 18:00-21:00 Entrance: Free Organizer: Michael Cacoyannis Foundation. With the support of Athens Culture Net. Program Section: Open Collections

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“Is it a book or is it art?”: Art workshops for children and teenagers

Artist-book... is it art or it's a book? Through creative writing, memory games and drawing, we will get to know the "artist book" and the tools and techniques that can be used to create it. We will draw words, ideas and places .. and all of this will be composed and delivered in our own artist-book. A cycle of four workshops for children from 6 to 10 and 11 to 14 years old. Saturday 22/09 and Sunday 23/9 Book creations: Creation of a book of art by using mixed techniques. Place: Serafeio City of Athens Information/Reservations: 211 2142622 (Mo-Fri: 10:00 - 17:00), orchistra.ton.chomaton@gmail.com Entrance: Free by priority. Registration is required. Organizer: Orchestra of Soil, “Athens 2018-World Book Capital” City of Athens.  With the support of SynAthina. Program Section: Educational Activities

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“Is it a book or is it art?”: Art workshops for children and teenagers

Artist-book... is it art or it's a book? Through creative writing, memory games and drawing, we will get to know the "artist book" and the tools and techniques that can be used to create it. We will draw words, ideas and places .. and all of this will be composed and delivered in our own artist-book. A cycle of four workshops for children from 6 to 10 and 11 to 14 years old. 11:00-13:00 for children 6-10 years old, 17:00-19:00 for children 11-14 years old Saturday 15/09 Artist’s book -is it art or its book Experiential games on history of art Sunday 16/9 From text to image Games of collective writing, memory and painting. Design of one word, idea or landscape and it’s evolution to an artwork. Organizer: Orchestra of Soil, “Athens 2018-World Book Capital” City of Athens.  With the support of SynAthina. Program Section: Educational Activities

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“Workshop: Create your own library furnitures from wooden pallets!” – POSTPONED

Most love libraries, but how can we make one ourselves? We invite you to a DIY workshop in order to learn how to make our own library furnitures from wooden pallets. Under the guidance of experienced craftsmen we will learn techniques to work with wood and to decorate the furniture of our library. With our participation, we will not only learn how to make our own furniture but also take home the furniture we will build! Information/Reservations: +30 697 83 19 548   Entrance: Free Organizer: Philosophical and Cultural Organization "New Acropolis" / Volunteer Craftsmen "Μ.Ο.Β." Program Section: Celebrating Reading    

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Kostas Montis: Following in the poets footsteps.

Distinguished by his personal and discreet style and his bold and poetic stance against crucial queries of the human life, Cypriot writer Kostas Montis  is considered one of the most esteemed poets. Paulina Raouzaiou guides the audience in the footsteps of the poet and visits the places he lived in and wrote - amongst them the Cafe “Sariza”. Place: House of Cyprus, Xenofontos 2Α Time: 10:30-12:00 (walking tour), 12:00-13:00 (discussion) Information/Reservations: 210 37 34 915, 210 37 34 934. Entrance: Free by priority. Registration is required. Organizer: House of Cyprus-Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Athens. “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens Program Section: Athenian Book Itineraries

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Flipping through the music pages: Rare documents from the Greek music archive of the Music Library of Greece”

An exhibition of a collection of rare documents, featuring a Saturday guided tour (on for two Saturdays), will give visitors the opportunity to view some historic documents and manuscripts. Place: Lilian Voudouri Music Library of Greece Date & Time: Mo-Fri 10:00-17:00 Guided Tours: 22&29/9, 11:00 - 13:00, Information/Reservations: valvraka@megaron.gr , 210 - 7282775 (Mo-Fri: 10:00 - 16:00) Entrance: Free admission. Organizer: Music Library of Greece of the Friends of Music Society. With the support of Athens Culture Net Program Section: Open Collections

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“Space Exploration”: Series of Events at the Eugenides Foundation

Presentation of the open Library collection entitled "Exploring Space" Audience: The Library welcomes audiences of all ages The open collection includes books, audiovisual material as well as part of the award-winning , “Kleon Dionysatos” Astrophilotelic collection, on space exploration. The exhibition presents selected material regarding, the history of space exploration, the technology associated with it (eg robotics), methods, techniques, missions, etc.. Emphasis is given on the Hubble Space Telescope. Current space missions and plans for future missions are also presented.                                                                                                                                  Place: Eugenides Foundation, Syggrou Avenue 387 (access from Pentelis 11) Date & Time: Tue-Fri 09:00-20:00, Mo-Sa: 09:00-15:00 Information: http://www.eef.edu.gr Entrance: Free Organizer: Eugenides Foundation.  With the support of Athens Culture Net Program Section: Open Collections

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The Itinerant Library of the Network for Children’s Rights #8

The Itinerant Library is a temporary space that operates for a few hours to a full day and brings n books, puzzle games and experiential activities right to the children. Place: Kotzia Square Time: 16:00-20:00 Participation: Free Organizer: Network for Children’s Rights, “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens. With the support of  the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Greece and SynAthina Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Event in honour of the Finnish writer Mika Waltari

On the occasion of the 110 year anniversary since the birth of the Finnish writer Mika Waltarι, the Finnish Institute in Athens and Kalentis publishers present a lesser known aspect of the writer of crime novels. Waltari is really renowned for his historical novels such as the Dark Angel which concerns the Fall of Constantinople. The event is occuring in the context of “The Nordic Narrative in Athens Nordic crime fiction: A look into the Nordic society?” Place: Event Hall, Kalentis Publishers, Vouliagmenis Avenue. Dates & Times: 19:00 Participation: Free Organizer: Embassies & Institutes of Northern Countries, Embassy of Iceland in Oslo in collaboration with Kalentis publishers Program Section: A world of writers

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A Book Affair – Temporärer Kunst-Buchladen – activity #9

BILL, the annual magazine of photo stories curated and designed by Julie Peeters will be presented at Radio Athenes by Julie along with artists and collaborators of its 1st issue Rosalind Nashashibi & Elena Narbutaite. After the 20-minute introduction a big surprise awaits the crowd. Place: Radio Athenes, Petraki 15 Time: 19:30 Participation: Free Organizer: Goethe-Institut & Radio Athenes Institute for the advancement of Contemporary Visual Culture supported by British Council, OUTSET. Contemporary Art Fund Greece and the kind collaboration of the Benaki Museum and the Athens School of Fine Arts Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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5th International Heritage Management Conference – “Traditional and Local Knowledge as Heritage”

Folk traditions and local intelligence constitute the most dynamic expression of human activity. Their multifaceted nature imposes a careful management strategy. The conference aspires to clarify the fragile and controversial context of intangible cultural heritage through theoretical and practical methods and case studies. Place: Technopolis of Athens, Pireos 100 Date & Times: Friday 14:00-20:30, Saturday and Sunday 8:30-20:30 Language: English Participation:  The conference is free for members of HERITΛGE. You can become a member of the organization via ΗeritageΜanagement.org/Conference/Registration. Information www.HeritageHanagement.org/Conference, HerMa@HeritageManagement.org Organizer: HERITΛGE (Heritage Management Organization), AUEB, University of Kent, Athens 2018 World Book Capital,  European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, Technopolis City of Athens, Swedish Institute of Athens Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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HerMa Nārrātūs, “HerMa Conference”

Tools such as the performing arts of drama, dance and music and the disruptive innovation offered by new technologies will empower an event aiming to revive, naturally and digitally, the historical and cultural aspects of oral traditions of the early 20th century in the Thrace region. Place: Purifier Building Δ10 (Technopolis City of Athens) Time: 19:30-20:00 Participation: Free/ Open to public Registration by Organizations wishing to participate is required. Information: www.HeritageManagement.org/Event/Herma-Market., www.HeritageHanagement.org/Conference, HerMa@HeritageManagement.org Organizer: HERITΛGE (Heritage Management Organization), Music Library of Greece ‘Lilian Voudouri’, Heterotopia, MOBICS, Tetragon. Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Creating the experiential Book!

A journey from my hometown to Metaxourgheio neighborhood! Parents and children are invited to a ramble through the Gallery exhibition halls and tell the story of their own journey. Assisted by an appointed artist the participants are prompted to created their book of art! For Children 4-7 years of age Information: +30 210 5202420 Place: The Athens Municipal Gallery - Building A Metaxourgheio Time: 13:30-14:30 Entrance: Free Organizer: OPANDA, Departments of the Athens Municipal Gallery. Program Section: Educational Activities  

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Tribute to Lefteris Papadopoulos

Homage to poet & songwriter Lefteris Papadopoulos in the context of the concert series “Sung Poetry” in partnership with the Greek Music Workshop and esteemed Greek singers, musicians & songwriters. Entrance: Free Organizer: OPANDA Program Section: The book & the Arts

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European Language Day 2018

Athens Conservatoire becomes a multilingual & entertaining hub. Children and grownups get the chance to “travel by language” from one European country to another and thus become acquainted with the fascinating multilingual world through a rich agenda with musical performances in various languages ( German, English, French, Spanish, Polish, Georgian, Czech, Swedish, Hungarian, Greek, Romanian, Finnish). Special Gifts & Surprises, as well as an exhibition dedicated to the tale of the Little red riding hood await the visitors Place:  Athens Conservatoire Time: 10:00-15:00 Information: www.imera-glosson.eu Entrance: Free Organizer: European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in collaboration with the delegation of the European Commission in Athens, National Scholarships Foundation, the Embassy of Georgia and the Finnish Institute of Athens. Event Coordination: Goethe-Institut Athen Program Section: The book & the Arts

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Athens through the eyes of writer & academic Tasos Athanasiades

Thanasis Yohalas leads a walk in the footsteps of writer & academic Tasos Athanasiades accompanied by his wife, Maria Athanasiades, using the book “Athens. Tracing the city through history and literature” as a reference  [Thanassis Yohalas & Tonia Kafetzaki, Hestia, 2012]. The itinerary takes in Panepistimiou (Cafe Inomena Voustassia, Makri School, Academy of Athens, Numismatic Museum) & Stadiou (Hestia Bookstore &  Cafe “Aitoloakarnania” Litou Pharmacy, Kolokotroni Square, “Kentrikon” theater) and the Streets of Skoufa & ippokratous (Cafe “Korais”). Place:  Starting point at the junction of Panepistimiou and Themistocleous streets.The journey ends at the bookstore of Hestia (Didotou & Delphon) with a discussion with Thanasis Yohalas and Maria Athanasiadis. Time: 10:30-12:30 Language: Greek Entrance: Free / Registration is desirable Information: 210 3213907 Organizer: Hestia publishers, “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens Program Section: Athenian Book Itineraries

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HerMa Communities, “HerMa Conference”

A creative open dialogue among representatives of diverse communities and members of public & private institutions on the intangible cultural heritage and the elements that can be preserved and disseminated. Obstacles in the preservation of those elements will also be discussed. Place: Technopolis City of Athens Time: 19:30-20:30 Participation: Free/ Open to public Language: English/Greek Information: www.HeritageHanagement.org/Conference,HerMa@HeritageManagement.org Organizer: HERITΛGE (Heritage Management Organization), Aris Anagnostopoulos, Eleni Stefanou, Chariklia Chari Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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HerMa Market, “HerMa Conference”

HerMa Market is a parallel event of HerMaCo conference, designed to create a fruitful base for dialogue and empower interactions between professionals and organizations who act for the protection and promotion of natural & cultural heritage. Place: Purifier Building Δ10 (Technopolis City of Athens) Time: 13:30-15:00 Participation: Free/ Open to public Language: English/Greek Registration by Organizations wishing to participate is required. Information: ww.HeritageManagement.org/Event/Herma-Market., www.HeritageHanagement.org/Conference, HerMa@HeritageManagement.org Organizer: HERITΛGE (Heritage Management Organization) Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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HerMa Sacred Way, “HerMa Conference”

This cultural walk aims to explore the folk culture of Elefsina - a town that has starred in different historical eras, yet now lies on the sidelines of cultural fermentation largely due to the heavy industry’s uncontrolled expansion. The walk explores the milestones that helped create a unique identity - an identity that places culture at the forefront of societal development. Place: Kerameikos - Elefsina Time: 15:00-18:30 Language: English Entrance: Free by registration at ww.HeritageManagement.org, www.HeritageHanagement.org/Conference Organizer: HERITΛGE (Heritage Management Organization), Chorus Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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#TextMe_FluffyLibrary / #TextMe_Lab: The aesthetics of collage in the post-punk scene, 1978-1984. (exhibition)

In the late 70’s and early 80’s post-punk scenes brought up the DIY punk moral with a shift of focus onto experimentation and avant -garde of 20th century. Punk graphic design and typography represent interesting cases of meta- dada [anti] aesthetic assisted by techniques such as photocopy and cut-up collage. Place: Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture, Salaminos 72 Dates & Times: 18th of September: 19:00 - 21:00, 19th & 22nd of September: 12:00 - 18:00 Participation: Free The exhibition is held in the context of #TextMe_FluffyLibrary. See more on the “Continued” section. Organizer: Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture supported by Athens Culture Net Program Section: Book & the Arts

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Dexameni of Kolonaki revives – act #4.

The compelling story of Dexameni Square “revives” through its famous regulars. The call for stories is still open: - Have you ever lived, worked, fell in love around the Dexameni Square? Join the activities and share your story with our community! Don’t forget to bring along memoirs (photographs, letters etc). Place: Dexameni Square Time: 11:00-14:30 Participation: free by priority entrance Organizer: EYDAP Employees’ Cultural Center Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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2nd Athens Multimation – ILISSOS: the river banks of a utopia – Phaidros, an open-air interactive reading

An open-air interactive approach on Plato’s work alongside the banks of Ilissos, where the dialogue between Socrates & Phaidros takes place. Participants will have the chance to discover, comprehend and re-construct part of the living history and myths of Athens through a representation of the popular discussion transcribed and preserved thanks to Plato’s work. Place: Ag.Photini Ilissos Time: 19:00-20:00 Information: athensmultimation.eu/2018/gr Participation: Free Organizer: art / European Animation Center, “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens. With the support of GNTO/Visit Greece Program Section: Book and the Arts

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4th Literary Relay: From Biography to Prose

Twelve writers are asked to pick their favourite book by a living Greek author who is then invited to an open public dialogue and prompted to pass the relay baton to another writer. The process repeats itself twelve times during the World Book Capital. On the 4th relay, writers Dimitris Daskalopoulos and Maria Stasinopoulou (representatives of Prose writing genre) are invited to hand off the baton to Nikos Vatopoulos, columnist and chronograph writer. The event is coordinated by writers and columnists Tassoula Eptakilii and Yannis Pantazopoulos. Place: Athens City Hall | Ceremony Hall Time: 19:30 Free Entrance Organizer: “Athens World Book Capital 2018” City of Athens, Kichli Publishers, Patakis Publishers, Metaichmio Publishers Program Section: Greek Writers

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Pop-up Readings

Kinitiras team will be spread all over the city, in public spaces creating unique reading surprises and dreamy spaces among urban routine. Book readings from distinct fields (literature, poetry, sociology, psychology etc) come to surprise the bypassers. Speech, movement and songs shape shorter or longer routes and narratives. The concept of transformation prevails in the performances, and each separate itinerary complements the city-wide “mosaic” of dreams.   Routes 24/9 and 26/9: exit metro station Panepistimio station-Voukourestiou-Akadimias-Vass.Sofias-Vass.Amalias-Parliament | 10:00-12:00 25/9 and 2/10: Omonoia square-Kotzia square-Athinas-Monastiraki square | 10:00-12:00 29/9 and 3/10: exit Akropoli metro station-Dion.Areopagitou-Apostolou Pavlou-Thissio station | 13:00 - 15:00 (29/9), 19:00 - 21:00 (3/10) 29/9 and 30/9: National Garden (start at the Sun Clock-walk around the garden-finish in the Sun Clock) | 17:00 -19:00 (29/9) και 13:00 - 15:00 (30/9) 27/9 and 1/10: Kypseli square-Fokionos Negri-Patision-Amerikis square | 17:00-19:00   Organizer: Kinitiras Chorotheama, “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens Program Section: Celebrating Reading Kinitiras team will be spread all over the city, in public spaces creating unique reading surprises and dreamy spaces among urban routine. Book readings from distinct fields (literature, poetry, sociology, psychology etc) come to surprise the bypassers. Speech, movement and songs shape shorter or longer routes and narratives. The concept of transformation prevails in the performances, and each separate itinerary complements the city-wide “mosaic” of dreams.   Routes 24/9 and 26/9: exit metro station Panepistimio station-Voukourestiou-Akadimias-Vass.Sofias-Vass.Amalias-Parliament | 10:00-12:00 25/9 and 2/10: Omonoia square-Kotzia square-Athinas-Monastiraki square | 10:00-12:00 29/9 and 3/10: exit Akropoli metro station-Dion.Areopagitou-Apostolou Pavlou-Thissio station | 13:00 - 15:00 (29/9), 19:00 - 21:00 (3/10) 29/9 and 30/9: National Garden (start at the Sun Clock-walk around the garden-finish in the Sun Clock) | 17:00 -19:00 (29/9) και 13:00 - 15:00 (30/9) 27/9 and 1/10: Kypseli square-Fokionos Negri-Patision-Amerikis square | 17:00-19:00     Organizer: Kinitiras Chorotheama, “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Books on Wheels travel to the Nurseries of Athens

Books on Wheels is an innovative program that aims to foster a book-loving attitude among children of public elementary schools in Greece, by bringing a mobile library into the classroom. BOOKS ON WHEELS “travels” to the 72 early childhood centers of the Municipality of Athens! Twelve carry - on suitcases full of new books will reach 4.500 toddlers who will have the opportunity to enjoy contact with the books and associate them with positive feelings and people they love. Information: vivliaserodes.gr, 210 6230913   Organizer: PYRNA non profit cultural organization & Athens 2018 World Book Capital Program Section: Educational Activities

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2nd Athens Multimation – ILISSOS: the river banks of a utopia

The River Studio-Ilissos/ Tetigges: Echo-topia in Platonic Phaedrus Audiovisual projects by students of the department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, in the context of the workshop “Landscapes in motion -Ilissos”. Drawing inspiration from the river, the oevres build up narratives that incorporate manifestations of time in the readings of digital landscapes, and thus outline the notion of constant change. The project also presents “Tetigges: echo-landscapes in Platonic Phaedrus” Place: Ag.Photini Ilissos Time: 18:00-19:00 Language: Greek Information: athensmultimation.eu/2018/gr Participation: Free Organizer: art / European Animation Center, “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens. With the support of GNTO/Visit Greece Program Section: Book and the Arts

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Book Presentation: “Children, the city and its monuments”/ A guidebook to educational activities for Primary Education – POSTPONED

NOTICE We inform you that the book presentation "Children, the city and its monuments" - A guidebook to educational activities for Primary Education, that was scheduled for the 26th of September, is postponed. "Children, the city and its monuments" offers students aged 5 to 18 a chance to discover the aesthetic value of the outdoor sculptures and the historic buildings of Athens and  explore the connection of monuments and buildings with the city and its history The recently launched guidebook of the program constitutes a useful tool for primary school teachers. Place: InnovAthens, Technopolis City of Athens Time: 18:30-20:30 Information: info@kids4thecity.gr, atseliou@athens-technopolis.gr, 213 0109300 Participation: Free   Organizer: Technopolis City of Athens Program Section: Educational Activities

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Invisible “others” and exaggeratedly visible

Lena Divani, Kostis Papaioannou and Yannis Tsirbas discuss on Athens as a place of origin and as a destination: from the modern refugee wave and immigration to Airbnb. The three writers focus on the relationship with the “unknown other” and discuss on the way Athens travels and changes through time. Place: Bookstore “Epi Lexi”, Akadimias 32, Athens Time: 19:00 Language: Greek Information: 210-3399054 Participation: Free Organizer: Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR), Kastaniotis Publishers, Metaichmio Publishers, Nefeli publishers & “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens Program Section: Greek Writers

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The Itinerant Library of the Network for Children’s Right act#9

The Itinerant Library is a temporary space that operates for a few hours to a full day and brings books, puzzle games and experiential activitiesright to the children. Place: Fokionos Negri 63, Kypseli Square Time: 11:30-15:30 Participation: Free Organizer: Network for Children’s Rights,  “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens. With the support of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Greece, and SynAthina Program Section: Celebrating Reading  

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Global Citizen in and out of the classroom

Experiential workshop for professionals on the book "Global Citizen in and out of the classroom". The book introduces experiential activities and techniques (role playing, improvisation), with aim to help participants explore and identify the characteristics of an Active Citizen and the knowledge, skills and values she possesses. Place: Epikentro Time: 16:30-19:30 Participation: Free. Registration Required at 210 9211029, education.hellas@actionaid.org Organizer: ActionAid Hellas Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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A girl hovers in Kerameikos. An anti-war story in the Athens of Classical times, by Christos Boulotis

Theatrical adaptation of the award-winning childrens' book "A girl hovers in Kerameikos. An anti-war story in the Athens of Classical times" written by author-archaeologist Christos Boulotis (National Children’s Book Award 2012/Children’s Knowledge Book Award), published by PIOP, from the Theatre Group of the Piraeus Bank Group, directed by Apostolis Psarros. Drawing inspiration from the excavation of a mass grave in the area of Kerameikos, the author wrote the moving story of a girl who died because of the plague in Classical Athens. Place: Kerameikos Time: 18:00-19:00 Entrance: Free Information: 210 3256930, 210 3256943, καθημερινές 12:00-17:00, e-mail: piop@piraeusbank.gr Organizer: Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation in collaboration with Athens Ephorate of Antiquities Program Section: Celebrating Reading  

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5th European Literary walk

In partnership with EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture), we’re our annual European Literary Walk, where participants will have the chance to meet with a number of well-known writers from all over Europe. This is an open event and all the venues are visitable. Place: National Library of Greece- SNFCC, Syngrou Avenue 364 Participation: Free Information: SNFCC.org Organizer: EUNIC Athens Cluster Program Section: A world of writers

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Guided Tour at a Publishing House

Guided tour at the premises of Agra Publishers, led by Stavros Petsopoulos. Visitors will get themselves acquainted with the history, aesthetics and managerial secrets of publishing and delve into the publishing art through viewing: a variety of typographical samples ; a collection of photo and art books; and distinct black and white book samples. Place: Agra Publishers Time: 12:00-14:00 Language: Greek Entrance: Free by priority Information/Registration: 210 7011461 Organizer: Agra Publishers & “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” city of Athens Program Section: Athenian Book Itineraries

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Stories that bring us closer: storytelling from around the world in different languages- act#3

On the last Saturday of each calendar month, children and foreign visitors to Athens become an audience to storytellers. This event features tales from all over the world in Farsi, Arabic, Kurmanji, French and English. Language: Farsi Place: Refugee Hospitality Spot Eleonas Time: 11:00-13:00 Entrance: Free by registration at communication@refugees.gr Organizer: WeNeedBooks, Greek Forum of Refugees, “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” city of Athens Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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“Compete with the Book-Eater”: Knowledge Game inspired by Books.

Outdoor game played with dice and pawns. Each group is prompted to answer book-related questions. The group that answers right moves on, the one that answers wrong stands still or turns back, depending on the square they’re on. The number of players in each group is unlimited. The team that gets to the end square first, wins. Ages 15+ Place: Free Thinking Zone Time: 12:00-16:00 Language: Greek & English Participation: Free Information: info@freethinkingzone.gr,  210 3617461 Organizer: Free Thinking Zone Bookstore & “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” city of Athens Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Translation Month: Translation Meet-ups #1

The Translation Month features an array of events that, for the first time, turn the spotlight on the translation as a multifaceted process -but also on the translators themselves. The first event invites the audience to meet the people behind the successful circulation of a translated book. Place: Tritsis Amphitheatre, Cultural Center of the City of Athens Time: 17:00-20:00 Language: Greek Participation: Free Information: peempip.gr, facebook.com/peempip Organizer: PEEMPIP & “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” city of Athens Program Section: Celebrating Reading  

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“To thema einai  t o r a ti les”. The life and work of Manolis Anagnostakis

Visitors are invited to explore fragments of history and poetry, politics and culture, through the thought and words of Manolis Anagnostakis.At the exhibition the visitors will explore distinct periods in the history of modern Greece, including the WWII occupation; the civil war; the post-war years; the military junta; and the restoration of democracy. Place: Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy Date & Time: Daily 9:00-16:00, Thu 09:00-20:00, Sat & Sun: 10:00-15:00 Entrance: Free Organizer: Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism. With the support of  Democracy & Athens Culture Net Program Section: The book & the Arts\

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The Book as a work of Art – artists books from the 60s

From the 1960s to date numerous artists have referred to the book as a work of art and not as a plain means of illustration. The exhibition reveals a diverse collection of renowned artworks by esteemed artists, from Marcel Duchamp to arte povera. Information: 210 5202420 Place: Athens Municipal Gallery - Building A’ Metaxourgheio Time: Tue 10:00-21:00, Wed-Sa 10:00-19:00, SuL 10:00-16:00 Entrance: Free Organizer: OPANDA, Directorate of of Culture Department of Athens Municipal Gallery Program Section: Celebrating Reading/ Book & the Arts

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Creative Writing Workshop

At the weekly Creative Writing Workshop for adults, participants are empowered to express themselves through open-type writing sessions and techniques that help develop consciousness. Although a standard command of Greek or English is mandatory, participants are free to write in their preferred language. Place: “Pyxis” Intercultural Center of the Greek Council for Refugees Date and Time: Wed 11:30-13:00 and Fri 11:00-12:30 Organizer: The Greek Council for Refugees Program Section: Educational Activities

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«#Text Me_Fluffy Library»

Fluffy Library is a groundbreaking library that takes the form of an interactive exhibition. The ATOPOS space is overrun by Fluffy - a gigantic hybrid doll that, along with its monster-like primer, dwell in the space. Visitors are prompted to take their shoes off at the entrance and read through the primer, either alone or in the company of others. Fluffy Library will be framed by the #TextMe_Lab academic program that features lectures, discussions, workshops, performances and small-scale exhibitions by artists and adademics. Place: ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture, Salaminos 72 Dates & Times: Thursday - Friday 14:00 - 20:00 & Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00 Entrance: Free Organizer: Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture. With the support of Athens Culture Net Program Section: Book & the Arts

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#HubOfStories!

Organizer: PerhaΨ you’re an Aθenian, too!, Athens International Airport Program Section: Reading Everywhere

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#AthensAirPortraits!

Personal portraits of people who happened to visit the airport compose a special photo album. Place: Athens International Airport Organizer: PerhaΨ you’re an Aθenian, too!, Athens International Airport Program Section: Reading Everywhere

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Summer Camp of the National Library and the Children’s Libraries

The Children’s Libraries of City of Athens participate for the 7th time to the annual Summer Campaign of Reading and Creativity run by the National Library. This year’s theme: ‘Favourite Data: how I observe and measure the world’ For children aged 6-14 years Places & information: Children’s Library of Larissa Station (DOMOKOÚ 2, Larissa Station) (210 8810884 / paidikivivliosl@gmail.com) & Children - Teen's Library of City of Athens, Park for the Child and the Culture (201 6929736 / paidikilibrary@gmail.com ) Please book a spot over the phone or via email. Participation is free Organised by: OPANDA

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Cities and Literature

Α presentation of selected excerpts, poems and prose, from texts of the modern Greek literature with the use of audiovisual media. The program involves and optional workshop of creative writing. Location: Piraeus Group Cultural Foundation, Angelou Geronta 6, Plaka The participation in Secondary School Teams is free upon booking. For more information: Alexandra Tranda, head of educational programs, 210 3256027  

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The Greek Artists and the Book – Educational activities for school groups

Making our own book as a work of art! This is a workshop of museum educational activities for school groups take place as part of the exhibitions ‘The Greek Artists and the Book, 1910-1967’ and ‘The book as a work of art - artist's books from the 60s’ that are on at the Athens City Gallery. Tuesday to Friday 10:30-12:30 Making our own book as a work of art! This is a workshop of museum educational activities for families take place as part of the exhibitions ‘The Greek Artists and the Book, 1910-1967’ and ‘The book as a work of art - artist's books from the 60s’ that are on at the Athens City Gallery. It takes place on selected Saturdays, upon availability. The children with their parents will walk around the exhibitions and together with museum educator will create their own family book. Saturdays The Art Gallery is calling! A collection of books that make a big and colourful story This is a workshop of museum educational activities for school groups and families take place as part of the exhibitions ‘The Greek Artists and the Book, 1910-1967’ and ‘The book as a work of art - artist's books from the 60s’ that are on at the Athens City Gallery. Tuesday to Friday 10:30-12:30 Organised by: OPANDA, Cultural Devision - Department of Art Gallery - City of Athens Booking is mandatory at 210 5202420

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From the manuscript to the printed book – school activities

On the occasion of the permanent exhibition of the Byzantine and Christian Museum, students will discover the secret world of manuscripts and  of incunabula through a variety of educational activities. The program is for school groups of 25-30 primary and secondary school students, as well as for special groups of 10-15 people. Participation with no fee but booking is mandatory for the period October-December (booking opens on 17th September) For more information and booking call the Educational Programs desk of the Byzantine and Christian Museum (phone: 213 213 9507, 09:00 – 15:00). Organised by: Byzantine and Christian Museum, "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens

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anOther story: leaving and living – school activities

These activities are part of the annual, thematic, literary and visual festival for children and adolescents, hosted at Myrtillo since 2017. This year's themes are traveling, escape and home, adventure and warmth, the opposites of the known and the unfamiliar. Throughout the year myrtillo organises events and experiential activities, open to the public, with creators of children's and teenage literature based on the themes of their books. For school groups attendance please contact for booking. Location: Myrtillo, Trifylias & Lampsa, Ampelokipoi, Athens More information / bookings: www.myrtillocafe.gr, 2110123176 , 6940867480 & 6971759463 Email: myrtillocafe@gmail.com & myrtillocafe2@gmail.com   

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Athens Culture Net: Art & Narration

• Athens International Film Festival A night of culture by the Athens International Film Festival Screening of the film "The remains of the day", by James Ivory (1993) with the support of British Council. 21.00- 23.14 Zappeion Megaro • National Theater of Greece “The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain, Open Rehearsal – Premiere Preview A night family visit at the brand new “home” of the of the Young People's Stage of the National Theatre of Greece, the renovated Ground Floor of REX Theatre 21:30 REX THEATRE Box Offices, 48 Panepistimiou Str. • ATOPOS CONTEMPORARY VISUAL CULTURE #TextMe_FluffyLibrary_Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou #TextMe_Lab_Alexanda Papadimitriou #TextMe_FluffyLibrary_ Antigoni_Tsagkaropoulou: performance into the installation from the artist Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou   #TextMe_Lab_Alexandra_Papadimitriou: Feminist reclaim of the methodologies of drawing and printmaking 20:00 - 23:00 Salaminos 72str., 10435 Athens • ADDMA SA - POLIS 2 Pilot Program - This is Athens of City of Athens “NIGHT OF CULTURE AT THEATROU SQUARE” All 7 creative groups that have taken up shop on Theatrou Square, as part of the “SHOP IN THE CENTER” project by the POLIS², invite you to a night of narration. Information: 210 3312002-3, comms@polis2.thisisathens.org Theatrou Sq - Omonoia • Music Library “Lilian Voudouri” - Megaron the Athens Concert Hall When Apollo met Caissa. Lecture recital and simultaneous chess games highlighting the unexpected connection of chess thinking and music composing and performing. Free entrance For participating in the games, you have to fill in the form uploaded at www.mmb.org.gr on September the 18th. 20:00-00:00 Vas. Sofias & Kokkali • Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Attica Region-Central Section, Municipality of Athens, General State Archives, ERT “12 October 1944. Athens liberated” exhibition “14 stories of resistance” The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the resistance of the inhabitants of Athens against German occupation through 14 personal stories. Extension of the opening hours until 00:00. Special guided tour for the public at 22:00 Building 6, former EAT-ESA, Parko Eleftherias - Arts Center of the Municipality of Athens. • Gennadius Library Reading and Writing: Heinrich Schliemann and Antonios Employing contemporary art as a guide, this exhibition focuses on writing and proposes new ways of reading the rich archives of the Gennadius Library. 20.00-24.00 Gennadius Library Reading Room, Souidias 61, Athens • Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas - European Animation Center C.P. CAVAFY IN TOKYO Two ancient civilizations meet through the work of the Alexandrian poet. Cavafy’s poems come alive through animation films, sketches exhibition and reading poetry in Greek and Japanese language. Guided tours at the exhibition “Ancient Greece – The Origins of Technologies”(duration 30’) before and after the event 20:00 6, Pindarou & Academias str., Kolonaki, 10671 Athens • Instituto Cervantes de Atenas Literary” cinema One film from Spain and one from Ecuador, based on books, dealing with two important historical facts that marked the course of both countries. 19.00 – 23.00 Goethe Institut, Omirou 14 •Industrial Gas Museum / Technopolis City of Athens From coal to steam Tour guide for adults and families 20.00 & 21.00 Phone reservation needed: 2130109325, Mon-Fri.13.00-17.00 Technopolis City of Athens, 100 Pireos str., Meeting point Industrial Gas Museum Shop • ΝΕΟΝ Prosaic Origins NEON presents Andreas Lolis’ Prosaic Origins, curated by Nayia Yiakoumaki, at the British School at Athens for CITY PROJECT 2018. 20:00-00:00 Souidias 52 • Pushkin Institute The fascinating world of Russian language Acquaintance with the Russian language 20:00 - 24:00 Feidiou 18, Athens • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre  (SNFCC) Mystery Night: The Disappearance of John Balomenos Riddles, suspects and a mystery game in an evening that invites you to tour the SNFCC and solve a curious disappearance. 4 hourly slots with the participation of 50 persons per slot (starting times: 18.50 19.50, 20.50, 21.50). 18:50-22:50 Stavros Niarchos Park, SNFCC Syggrou 364 • Athens Conservatoire On Time: Music, Poetry, Dance We invite you to a journey in time in a night full of music, poetry and dancing till we drop. Reservation: 210 7240673, ksotiropoulou@athensconservatoire.gr Rigilis & Vas. Georgiou B’ 20:00-00:00+ • ΦΡΜΚ Magazine Poetry at the edge The editing group of FRMK magazine presents uniquely original poets of our times, with the participation of foreign poets living in Athens. 20:00 The Black Duck Multiplarte, Christou Lada 9A • Poetiki Magazine The Starry Night of Poetry Ten renowned Greek poets, representing different generations, read poems written by them or others. 20:00 Zappeion Megaron (Peristilio) • (.poema..) publications Refer to Dionysios Solomos The contemporary aspect on Greek’s national poet: bilingualism, entire work, literary approach on modern greek studies. 21:30 Zappeion Megaron (Peristilio) •Thraka Magazine Prior to the book Thraka Magazine presents ten Greek poets of the younger generation who have already authored at least one book and will be reading poems from their unpublished -or soon to be published- work. 20:00 Epi Lexi Bookstore, Akadimias 32 • Io Voulgaraki «… My land is after me…» MATSI HATZILAZAROU | LETTERS FROM PARIS TO ANDREAS EMBIRIKOS The letters of Matsi Harzilazarou to Andreas Embirikos (Paris, 1946-1947) come to life through a reading in dialogue with flute and guitar at the historic Theotokopoulos House in the Patissia area. 20:00 Theotokopoulos House, Theotokopoulou 34, Patissia • Mandragoras Magazine Nanos Valaoritis-Nicolas Callas: a dialogue - Surrealism and revolution in Art and Life The parallel course of Nanos Valaoritis and Nicolas Calas in the context of the surrealism art movement in Greece and abroad. 20:00 Polis Art cafe, Pesmazoglou 5 • Free Thinking Zone Inside the kitchen of crime literature writers An introduction to crime literature and workshop. At the end the participants will be asked to practice what they learned by making up their own story. 19:00-21:00 Activist bookshop Free Thinking Zone, at the pedestrian street Skoufa 64 and Grivaion • Art Athina   Gallery Night Walk Art galleries around Athens and Piraeus extend their opening hours from 20.00 to 00.00 celebrating the Culture Night 20:00-00-00    a.antonopoulou.art 20 Aristofanous str. 105 54 Athens, Greece +30 210 3214 994  www.aaart.grExhibition title: Geometry as Caprice /  Apostolos Ntelakos  AD Gallery    3 Pallados street, 105.54 Psyrri Athens +30 210 32 28 785 www.adgallery.grSolo show: Manuel Ocampo Solo show: Mihael Milunovic Agathi Kartalos Mithimnis 12 & Eptanisou Athens, 11527 2108640250Group show: Le rouge et noir Dimosthenis Davvetas, Kornelios Grammenos, Marilena Zampoura Alma Contemporary Art Gallery Ipsilantou 24, Kolonaki 10676, Athens tel.: +302114003160 almagallery@gmail.com www.galleryalma.comThe Black Boxes of Memories, Eleni’s Kaprou solo show ARGO GALLERY  Neofytou Douka 5 10674 Kolonaki Athens +30 210 7249333 www.argo-gallery.grSolo exhibition of paintings of the artist Martin Krastev  Art Prisma*          3, Agiou Spiridonos Pireaus 18535 2104131999 www.galleryartprisma.gr *In collaboration with S.I.L Space Solo show: Popi Giannaki “NO COMMENTS”  Athens Art Gallery 4, Glykonos Str, Dexameni Square Athens 210 7213938 www.athensartgallery.gr Swimmers - New Works Photography Lizzie Calligas CAN CHRISTINA ANDROULIDAKI GALLERY 42 Anagnostopoulou Str 10673 Athens GR T/F +30.210.3390833 info@can-gallery.com www.can-gallery.comEfi Haliori - Solo show  Cheapart      25, A. Metaxa Athens, 10681 +302103817517 Performace: Peter’s Max  “I Miss America” curated by Macklin Kowal. Chili Art Gallery 13-15 Dimofontos str. Thission 2107292564 www.chiliart.gr Alexandra Sarah’s solo show “Noncorporeal Trembling Frequencies” Dépôt Art Gallery 5, Neophytou Vamva Str Kolonaki,GR-106 74 Athens, Greece Phone:+30 210 3648174 e-mail:info@depotgallery.gr www.depotgallery.gr ekfrasi-yianna grammatopoulou 9a Valaoritou Str. Athens, 10671 2103607598 info@ekfrasi-art.gr Panayiotis Baxevanis - A quiet disorder Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery Ηρακλείτου 3 Αθήνα 10673 210 3618188 www.tseliougallery.com Margarita Myrogianni, Room of Punishment Elika Gallery 27 Omirou Str. 10672 Athens,  Greece +30210361804 www.elikagallery.comSolo show: Alexandros Laios ENIA GALLERY 55 Mesologgiou St 18545 Piraeus +2104619700 www.eniagallery.comGroup show: Back to basics: Painting / Curator: Artemis Potamianou Gallery Ersi 4 Kleomenous  str., Kolonaki  Athens Τηλ : 210 72 20 231 www.ersi.grChristianna  Garofalidou’s solo show - ‘’ Crisis and  Conflicts ‘’  GALLERY "7” 20, Solonos Str. Athens, 106.73 210.3612050 www.gallery7.gr Exhibition title: "A MODERN AESOP"  Gallery Genesis 35 HARITOS Street Kolonaki 10675 Athens, Greece Tel.: +30 211 7100566 www.gallerygenesisathens.com Solo show: Iosifina Kosma - “Roes” Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti  2, Leof. Vas. Alexandrou Athens, 11634 +302107245432Group show Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center 48 Armatolon-Klefton st. 114 71, Athens - GR Τel: 210 64 39 466 http://www.art-tounta.grSolo show: Aristotle Roufanis Group show: Christie Boutsai, Evangelia Dimitrakopoulou, Alkistis Mavrokefalou Kappatos Gallery 12 Athinas Str., Athens 10554 Greece T:+30 2103217931 gallery@kappatosgallery.com www.kappatosgallery.com, www.athensartresidency.org  Solo show: Eirini Georgopoulou  Nitra Gallery 34 Alopekis Str. Athens, 10675 +302130436697 www.nitragallery.comGroup show  PERITECHNON KARTERIS GALLERY 5 Irodotou str. Kolonaki Athens TEL. +30 210 8239465 www.peri-technon.comExhibition title - ABYSS ILLUMINATION  Skoufa Gallery 4, Skoufa Str. Athens, 10673 +302103643025, +2103603541Solo show: Journey of the worlds , Patrick Fabre

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Monogram

Odysseas Elytis

Words of the day

Listen, listen
Who speaks to the waters and who weeps – do you hear?
Who searches for the other, who cries out – do you hear?
I am the one who cries out and I am the one who weeps, do you hear me
I love you, I love you, you hear me.

Moving library

The Moving Library aims to bring “Books Everywhere” all over Athens!

During August the Moving Library will be on holiday! Find out September’s “stops” in the neighborhoods of the city!
Tuesday 4/9 – Heldreich Park
Wednesday 5/9  Zappeion 47th Book Festival
Thursday 6/9 – Serafio City of Athens
Friday 7/9 – Zappeion Book Festival
Saturday 8/9 – Clonaridis Park 
 
 

See you in September

 
 

For kids and the Family

2 June |  «#Text Me_Fluffy Library»

Fluffy Library is a groundbreaking library that takes the form of an interactive exhibition. The ATOPOS space is overrun by Fluffy - a gigantic hybrid doll that, along with its monster-like primer, dwell in the space. Visitors are prompted to take their shoes off at the entrance and read through the primer, either alone or in the company of others. Fluffy Library will be framed by the #TextMe_Lab academic program that features lectures, discussions, workshops, performances and small-scale exhibitions by artists and academics. Entrance: Free Organizer: Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture. With the support of Athens Culture Net Program Section: Book & the Arts

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19 July |  The Greek Artists and the Book – Educational activities for school groups

Making our own book as a work of art! This is a workshop of museum educational activities for school groups take place as part of the exhibitions ‘The Greek Artists and the Book, 1910-1967’ and ‘The book as a work of art - artist's books from the 60s’ that are on at the Athens City Gallery. Tuesday to Friday 10:30-12:30 Making our own book as a work of art! This is a workshop of museum educational activities for families take place as part of the exhibitions ‘The Greek Artists and the Book, 1910-1967’ and ‘The book as a work of art - artist's books from the 60s’ that are on at the Athens City Gallery. It takes place on selected Saturdays, upon availability. The children with their parents will walk around the exhibitions and together with museum educator will create their own family book. Saturdays The Art Gallery is calling! A collection of books that make a big and colourful story This is a workshop of museum educational activities for school groups and families take place as part of the exhibitions ‘The Greek Artists and the Book, 1910-1967’ and ‘The book as a work of art - artist's books from the 60s’ that are on at the Athens City Gallery. Tuesday to Friday 10:30-12:30 Organised by: OPANDA, Cultural Devision - Department of Art Gallery - City of Athens Booking is mandatory at 210 5202420

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1 August |  From the manuscript to the printed book – school activities

On the occasion of the permanent exhibition of the Byzantine and Christian Museum, students will discover the secret world of manuscripts and  of incunabula through a variety of educational activities. The program is for school groups of 25-30 primary and secondary school students, as well as for special groups of 10-15 people. Participation with no fee but booking is mandatory for the period October-December (booking opens on 17th September) For more information and booking call the Educational Programs desk of the Byzantine and Christian Museum (phone: 213 213 9507, 09:00 – 15:00). Organised by: Byzantine and Christian Museum, "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens

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1 August |  anOther story: leaving and living – school activities

These activities are part of the annual, thematic, literary and visual festival for children and adolescents, hosted at Myrtillo since 2017. This year's themes are traveling, escape and home, adventure and warmth, the opposites of the known and the unfamiliar. Throughout the year myrtillo organises events and experiential activities, open to the public, with creators of children's and teenage literature based on the themes of their books. For school groups attendance please contact for booking. Location: Myrtillo, Trifylias & Lampsa, Ampelokipoi, Athens More information / bookings: www.myrtillocafe.gr, 2110123176 , 6940867480 & 6971759463 Email: myrtillocafe@gmail.com & myrtillocafe2@gmail.com   

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1 September |  Summer Camp of the National Library and the Children’s Libraries

The Children’s Libraries of City of Athens participate for the 7th time to the annual Summer Campaign of Reading and Creativity run by the National Library. This year’s theme: ‘Favourite Data: how I observe and measure the world’ For children aged 6-14 years Places & information: Children’s Library of Larissa Station (DOMOKOÚ 2, Larissa Station) (210 8810884 / paidikivivliosl@gmail.com) & Children - Teen's Library of City of Athens, Park for the Child and the Culture (201 6929736 / paidikilibrary@gmail.com ) Please book a spot over the phone or via email. Participation is free Organised by: OPANDA

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10 September |  Cities and Literature

Α presentation of selected excerpts, poems and prose, from texts of the modern Greek literature with the use of audiovisual media. The program involves and optional workshop of creative writing. Location: Piraeus Group Cultural Foundation, Angelou Geronta 6, Plaka The participation in Secondary School Teams is free upon booking. For more information: Alexandra Tranda, head of educational programs, 210 3256027  

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28 September |  A girl hovers in Kerameikos. An anti-war story in the Athens of Classical times, by Christos Boulotis

Theatrical adaptation of the award-winning childrens' book "A girl hovers in Kerameikos. An anti-war story in the Athens of Classical times" written by author-archaeologist Christos Boulotis (National Children’s Book Award 2012/Children’s Knowledge Book Award), published by PIOP, from the Theatre Group of the Piraeus Bank Group, directed by Apostolis Psarros. Drawing inspiration from the excavation of a mass grave in the area of Kerameikos, the author wrote the moving story of a girl who died because of the plague in Classical Athens. Entrance: Free Information: 210 3256930, 210 3256943, καθημερινές 12:00-17:00, e-mail: piop@piraeusbank.gr Organizer: Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation in collaboration with Athens Ephorate of Antiquities Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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29 September |  Stories that bring us closer: storytelling from around the world in different languages- act#3

On the last Saturday of each calendar month, children and foreign visitors to Athens become an audience to storytellers. This event features tales from all over the world in Farsi, Arabic, Kurmanji, French and English. Entrance: Free by registration at communication@refugees.gr Organizer: WeNeedBooks, Greek Forum of Refugees, “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” city of Athens Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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29 September |  Guided Tour at a Publishing House

Guided tour at the premises of Agra Publishers, led by Stavros Petsopoulos. Visitors will get themselves acquainted with the history, aesthetics and managerial secrets of publishing and delve into the publishing art through viewing: a variety of typographical samples (sheets with color analyzes from the printing works); a collection of photo and art books; and distinct black and white book samples. Entrance: Free by priority Information/Registration: 210 7011461 Organizer: Agra Publishers & “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” city of Athens Program Section: Athenian Book Itineraries

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