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International Joyce: a celebration of the life and work of James Joyce
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Upcoming Events

A tour of the Athenian monuments of the Ottoman conquest through the book of Artemis Skoubourdis

A walk with the tour guide and writer Artemis Skoubourdis, inspired by her book "Monastiraki-Plaka. The neighborhoods of the Gods" by Patakis Publications, with historical retrospectives in the post-Byzantine churches and the two Ottoman mosques, Panaghia Pantanassa, Agios Elisaios, Tzistarakis Mosque, Fétiché Mosque, the Medresse, Loutra (hamam) and the Benitselon Mansion. Organizer: Patakis Publications with the support of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens Section: Athenian Book Itineraries Terms of Participation/Reservations: Free. Booking your place is essential via 210-3650027/28 and pr@patakis.gr

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Ο Rüdiger Schaper: 2500 years THEATRE — a conversation among friends

Known to the Greek readers from his book on Constantin Simonides (“The Odyssey of the Forger”) Rüdiger Schaper, director of the cultural section of Berlin’s Tagesspiegel, talks with his friend and publisher Periklis Douvitsas. The theme of their discussion: the origins and history of the European theatre. The book, translated by Iannis Kalifatidis, is a short ‘biography’ of Theatre. A history where time flows backwards, a story of the influence Greece, its birthplace, had on European Theatre. Organization: Nefeli Publications, with the support of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens Section: A World of Writers

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Lysistrata of Aristophanes

As part of Athens being the World Book Capital for 2018, the amateur theatrical teen group of Creative Learning Center of Kato Patisia OPANDA, presents a free adaptation of ARISTOPHANES comedy LYSISTRATA Instruction/Direction: Rouga Vasiliki Information: 210 9344197 Organizer: OPANDA Section: Educational Activities

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Museopedagogical programs in cultural spaces – “Plato’s myths”

Educational activity attempting to induce children to become acquainted with the myths of Plato’s “State” and the elements of his philosophy through entertaining as well as educational ways. Groups of 15 children [8 to 12 years old] Organizer: OPANDA Section: Educational Activities Participation: Free Registrations at 210 5142138

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The city reads…Tales

Tale readings inspired by the folk tradition provide references to the calendar seasons and year months; customs and feasts; and celebrated myths and their heroes. Organizer: OPANDA Program Section: Celebrating Reading Entrance: free

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The Duchess of Plaisance and the underground galleries of Athens (Eleni Galinou)

The author Eleni Galinou is hosting a tour around the city center of Athens and many of the landmarks that relate to the mysterious Duchess of Plaisance. Meeting Point: 58A Akadimias Str. (between Ippokratous and Mavromichali Str). We will head to the Byzantine Museum and the we will return to Syntagma square and the Parliament. We will pass by the Russian Church at Souri Str and conclude by the small church of Agia Dinami in Mitropoleos Str. Organization:  Dioptra Publications with the support of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens Section: Athenian Book Itineraries Terms of Participation / Reservations: Free. Booking your place is essential via pr@dioptra.gr

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Stellitsa: dramatized narration of Sofia’s Avtzoglou – Anastasiadou fairy rale

Where is the beauty of life hidden? Is it hidden in a simple and tender children’s fairy tale where two different people meet by chance and find in each other what is missing from themselves? Stellitsa, living alone in a half destroyed hut, gets lost in the forest. Who could save Stellitsa and how? The children are being asked to dramatize the rest of the fairy tale, through narration and musical games and are taught about the values of life and solidarity. PRESENTATION: Chatzistavrou A. (musician), Agelidou M. (musician), Arvaniti E. (theatrologist) Ages: 6 - 10 years old (maximum 25 children in each action) Information/Reservations: 210 2011151 Organizer: OPANDA Section: Educational Activities

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

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. Organization: Technopolis City of Athens Section: Educational Activities Information: info@kids4thecity.gr, atseliou@athens-technopolis.gr, 213 0109300 Participation: Free

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A Book Affair – Temporärer Kunst-Buchladen #14 | AliKi Panagiotopoulou

Artist Aliki Panayotopoulos presents a new series of photographic collages inspired by archaeological sites in Naxos along with a book with new poems and notes on existing texts and publications. Organizer: Goethe - Institut & Radio Athènes Institute for the Promotion of Contemporary Visual Culture, supported by British Council, Outset, Contemporary Art Fund (Greece) under the auspices of the Benaki Museum and the School of Fine Arts Section: Celebrating Reading

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Creative Writing Workshop

The Creative writing workshop is aimed at those who love literature and want to approach it from the point of view of the author-creator, experimenting with writing and text. The course begins in October, moving around the axis "Introduction to Basic Concepts and History of Literature" with thematic units: introduction to narrative, introduction to poetry, introduction to the notion of literary style and rhythm, outline of basic literary movements from in the 18th century until today (focusing on writing techniques and style). Emphasis is placed on hands-on exercises (2 per meeting), on short "theoretical" stimuli and on the creative reading of extracts of important literary texts. The workshop is conducted by Mr. Yorgos Nalantidis, Creative Writing Instructor / Coach. The workshop is completed in two academic years and includes three (3) courses: Cycle A: Beginners / October 2018-January 2019 (Introduction to Basic Concepts and History of Literature), Cycle B: Advanced / February 2019-May 2019 (Modern Literature and Composite Writing Techniques) and Cycle C 3:  / October 2018-May 2019 / Completion of a Literary Project Cycle A : Thematic Modules: introduction to narration (characters, plot, scene, dialogues), introduction to poetry, introduction to the notion of literary style and rhythm. Outline of basic literary movements from the 18th century to today (focusing on writing techniques and style). Objectives: Participants will acquire the basic concepts of writing, acquire a sense of literary "space", learn and use the basic techniques of writing and narrative. Duration: (16)3-hour weekly meetings (October 2018-January 2019, 4 months) Language: Greek *The program is addressed to adults Further  information at 210 - 3835541 Applications through the Center of Creative Learning Exarcha (Tsamadou 9, tel. 210-3835541) for the beginner A-cycle sections with 20,  maximum number of individuals per section. Organizer: OPANDA Section: Educational Activities

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Around Armand Marsick

The Athens Conservatoire Research Centre organizes an exhibition with meterial from both the Marsick Archive and the Historical Archive of the Conservatoire, a concert with compositions of Armand Marsick (1877-1959) from the period that he lived in Greece, and a workshop with the participation of two fo his grandchildren. With: Vassia Alati, Agis-Nikolaos Kalavrytinos, DImitrios Marinos, Petros Stergiopoulos, Thodoris Giovanakis With the support of Music and Drama Association. Organizer: Athens Conservatoire, Aris Garoufalis Concert Hall Section: The Book and the Arts

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Dali Illustrator

Dalí became interested in the illustration from a very young age. In 1916 he drew stories for his sick sister, in 1918 he already collaborated with the most popular children's magazine published in Catalonia, and afterwards he managed to establish himself as the illustrator of many widely circulated magazines in his country. In all the 79 titles that Dalí illustrated, he left his mark, as can be seen especially in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1960), for which Dalí created a hundred woodcuts, which without being faithful to the Dantean story nevertheless they do allow us to unravel all the particular iconography of the artist (powerful and incisive). The exhibition presents ten old and rare books illustrated by the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, belonging to the collection of the Athens Instituto Cervantes Library. Organization: Instituto Cervantes de Atenas Section: Open Collections Information: https://cultura.cervantes.es/atenas/el/Dalí- ilustrador/117623, cultate@cervantes.es, tel. 210.3319399 (internal 2020)

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The Itinerant Library of the Network for Children’s Rights #13

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. Organization: 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 Section: Celebrating Reading  

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#TEXTME_FLUFFYLIBRARY / TEXTME_LAB: On clarity between velocity and duration. Crumbs that Chondros and Katsiani left behind to find their way. (presentation, exhibition, discussion)

Thanasis Chondros and Alexandra Katsiani were a conceptual art duo from the early 80’s to 2004. They have worked outside traditional art contexts, using a range of media such as language, sound, spontaneous actions and video. Through their performances, they create a logical shft to the flow of everyday life, causing what they themselves call a sort of “poetic divergence.” This tribute will present works from their course as a conceptual duo, as well as from the Dimosioipalliliko Retire project, the artistic trio they created together with Dani Tragopoulos. Their work will also be addressed by researchers Areti Leopoulou and Costis Drygianakis. Curation: Fil Ieropoulos Organization: Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture supported by Athens Culture Net of the City of Athens Section: Books and the Arts Participation: free

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TTRANSLATION MONTH – TRANSLALTION MEET-UP #5 – TRANSLATION, GENDER AND FEMINISM

Can we or should we be able to discern a translator’s distinctive voice when reading a translated book? Or rather should translators remain hidden and invisible? How does the translator’s own gender affect the translation itself? Is there such a thing as “women’s language”? Our honoured guests from the fields of translation studies, linguistics and sociolinguistics will guide us through translation, language and gender issues and give us a brief history of women translators in Greece in the 19th century. Organization: Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP), with the support of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens and OPANDA Section: Celebrating Reading Information: www.peempip.gr

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The 13th Godess and the stolen statues

The writer George Katselis guides us to ancient Athens through his fairy tale, The Thirteen Goddess and the stolen sculptures. Starting at the Acropolis Museum and through the pedestrian walkway of Dionysios Areopagitou, the author refers to the history of the Acropolis and the sculptures, illuminating the historical and cultural elements that inspired his work. Stops: Acropolis Museum, Dionysios Aeropagitou st, Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Organization: Psichogios Publications with the support of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens Section: Athenian Book Itineraries Terms of Participation: free (up to 40 people). Reservation is required at pr_2@psichogios.gr (subject: WALK/ The 13th Godess and the stolen sculptures)  

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Typography: from metal to e-book

Four protagonists in the Greek book area discuss the present Greek typography and its past, the passage from the hand-typing and the printing of metallic elements to modern prints and the ebook, as well as the aesthetic integrity of the books in our days. Nikos Vozikis, typographer, writer, publisher (Diaton plubications), Yannis Mamatis publisher (Gutenberg publications), Stavros Petsopoulos, publisher (Agra publications), Kostoula Sklaveniti, curator, responsible for MIET publications. Moderator: Athos Dimoulas, journalist Organization: Agra Publications, Diaton Publications, Gutenberg Publications, MIET. With the support of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens. Section: Athenian Book Itineraries Terms of Participation: free Informations: 210 3614143

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2d Greek Media Literacy Week 2018

This year our Media Literacy Week focuses on information and misinformation /disinformation issues that are critical to defending democratic values and improving our daily lives. This initiative is part of the Institute's vision for "MIL literate" societies, by empowering readers to judge and control on-line and off-line content, information on social media and media applications as well as on any kind of popular communication platforms. Terms of participation: Free entrance Organizer: Media Literacy Institute, Journalists About Journalism & Peace Journalism Lab (Journalism & Media of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) Section: Educational Activities

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Reading Club for participants in the Treatment Program for Dependent Individuals

Within the framework of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens, "Thalis&Friends" group create, with the collaboration with the KETHEA DIAVASI program, a Reading Club for participants in the Treatment Program for Dependent Individuals. Coordinator: Alkistis Patrinelis

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Black in White: A book art exhibition – PIOP Historical Archives reveals its treasures

A special art exhibition celebrating book art. Artists that are either producing or utilizing books as part of their creative work are exhibiting in a space devoted to the preservation of archival and library materials, a location where the book exists in its primary form and role. The exhibition is oriented to the general public, artists. archival and library personnel. Guided tours are to be held (2 hours in duration, November 2018-January 2019, 18:00) showcasing the collections and mission of the archival host institution, along with the Art Exhibition. Two creative workshop meetings for adults on the production of handmade paper and bookbinding methods are also scheduled. Organization: Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation Section: Open Collections

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Documentary & Discussion: PANTELIS KALIOTSOS-IN THE WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Why do I write? How do I choose my reader? What must be the relationship between literature and critique? What is literature (for me)? The ethics of artistic creation. Questions that trouble writers and not only. In Maria Douza’s film PANTELIS KALIOTSOS - IN THE WRITER’S WORKSHOP (63:00), the writer of our beloved “Wooden Swords”, “The Fly” and “David’s Sling”, but also of the adult works “Whom I shall bite when I get rabies”, “December Night”, “The Nicest Story in The World”, “In the Writer’s Workshop” and “Symposium”, in a marathon-interview, talks about all these with passion, ingenuousness, sincerity, humor and love. In a language that moves and inspires, Pantelis Kaliotsos offers us a very special masterclass on creative writing. Script-Direction: MARIA DOUZA Production: VASSILIS KATSOUFIS – MICHAEL SARANTINOS Editing: MICHAEL KALLIGERIS - MARIA DOUZA Sound Mix: STEFANOS DAMIANAKIS Color Correction: NEFELI SPILIOTAKOU – YIANNIS PAPOULIAS © STEFI-LYNX - STEFICON 2018 Following the documentary there will be a discussion about Pantelis Kaliotsos and his work by the panel: Maria Douza, director, Christos Chomenidis, author, Antonis Papatheodoulou, author, Stavros Papadopoulos, PhD History of Education, director of the 1st Ialyssos Primary school Organization: Patakis Publications with the support of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens Section: Book and the Arts | A world of Writers Terms of Participation/Reservations: Free. Info: 210-3650024, ekdiloseis@patakis.gr

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Holocaust Aspects in Research and Literature (Odette Varon-Vassar, Nikos Davettas, Katerina Economakou)

The "small", unknown stories that compose the "great" history, the Holocaust, totalitarianism, and ultimately the issue of Memory, issues crucial as well as topical, seen and written with the pen of a historian and a translator, a novelist and a journalist, on the basis of their relevant books. Discussion: Odette Varon-Vassar, historian-translator (The Memory of a Trouble Remembrance, Texts on the Genocide of the Jews, Bookstore of Hestia 2013), Nikos Davettas, writer (The Jewish Bride, Metaihmio Publications 2014) and Katerina Economakou (Estrogo Nahama: singer in Auschwitz, Thessaloniki 1918-Berlin 2000, Capon 2017). Moderator: Nikos Kourmoulis. Organization: Estia Publishing, Kapon Publishing, Metaihmio Publishing, with the support of “Athens 2018 World Capital” City of Athens Section: A world of writers Free participation Information: 210-7231201

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Farewell Anatolia- Mystery game based οn the “Blooded Land” by Dido Sotiriou

A group of students who love mysteries discover an unconventional travel agency where vacations are transformed to an adventure to solve a mystery. A note by Manolis Axiotis, the hero of the book "Farewell Anatolia", is triggering questions. Who owns the treasure he mentions? What events are hidden behind his real life? Is all the truth written in the book? A cooperative mystery game where players try to discover the true story of Mikrasiates Manoli Axioti from Kirkintze. While playing, people explore the power of interactive storytelling and read extracts from the book. During the game players take on the role of a member of the group of students with specific knowledge and abilities, and try to decide which place to visit, who to ask and what clues to follow in order to unveil the hidden secrets of Manolis Axiotis’ life. Organizer: Challedu- Challenging Education - inclusion|games|education  Section: Celebrating Reading  

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Wanderer Consciousness: Words-Walking-Images. (Christos Chrissopoulos)

Writer and photographer Christos Chrissopoulos invites us to experience Athens at dusk through discussing, reading and seeking hidden corners of the city in a walk from Syntagma to Omonoia square, using as a guide his book: "Wanderer Consciousness" (Okto editions, 2015). Along the way, the vision of the writer will be combined with the curiosity of the photographer in creating a hybrid narrative that asserts that -in order to understand contemporary Athens- we need to search for the details and the random associations that create the reality of the city surrounding us Itinerary: We will start at the statue of the runner in Syntagma square on the side of Othonos street and from there we will follow a path along Karageorgi Servias Street, Lekka Street and Klafthmonos square, eventually reaching Omonoia square Organizer: Okto Publications with the support of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens Section: Athenian Book Itineraries Terms of Participation/Reservations: Free, reservations at 210-7298252.

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Hellenic Authors’ Society Awards

The Hellenic Authors’ Society “Dido Sotiriou” and “Daedalus” Awards are presented to established Greek or foreign authors for their contributions to literature and to communication among peoples through culture. The Hellenic Authors’ Society “Yannis Varveris” and “Menis Koumandareas” Awards are also presented at the same time to emerging poets and fiction writers. With Nobel Laureate Odysseus Elytis as its first honorary President, the Hellenic Authors’ Society is the principal association of literary writers in Greece, while distinguished foreign authors and scholars have also been elected to its ranks. At the awards ceremony, the Society welcomes writers who became members by secret ballot at its annual General Assembly and presents new collective publications. Organization: Hellenic Authors’ Society Section: Celebrating Reading

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Beat the BookBug! Game #4

A giant outdoor knowledge-based game, related to books, played as a board game by two groups of players (proposed maximum of 10). Age: 15+ Organizer: Free Thinking Zone, with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens Section: Celebrating Reading Participation: free More information at info@freethinkingzone.gr and 210 3617461

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Stories that Bring Us Together: storytelling from around the world in different languages #5

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. Organizer: We Need Books Section: Celebrating Reading

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Reading “Marathon” of Ulysses by James Joyce & Irish Music Concert

A reading "Marathon" of the iconic work of the 20th century, "Ulysses" by Irish writer James Joyce (organised by George Icaros Babasakis, poet, writer, translator) and a concert of Irish Music by Solastas. The event take's place in the framework of the exhibition "International Joyce: a celebration of the life and work of James Joyce" Organizer: Embassy of Ireland, "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens. With the support of STASY. Section: A World of Writers

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While, at night

The Theatrical Group of the Creative Learning Center of Exarcheia, "Un-Talented", (Α-ΤΑLΑΝΤΟΙ), is presenting the play "While, at night". The production "While, at night" is a result of the cooperation between the Theatrical Group "Un-Talented" and the Creative Writing, Photography and Music Groups of the Creative Learning Center of Exarcheia, who provided the text, the photographs (used as scenery) and the music. Information: 210 3835541 Organizer: OPANDA Section: Educational Activities

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5th International Student Contest “The illustrations of school books as sources of inspiration and artistic creation

The competition is aimed at students of Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Gymnasiums and Lyceums of Greece, Public and Private or Greek Schoolw abroad. The theme of the 5th Student Competition is the enchanting world of school book imagery (the covers and illustrations inside the books). The images will be used as a stimulus for the production of cinematic narratives, comics, animations, narratives (creative writing), radio broadcasts, photo stories, visual images. Organizer: School Life and Education Museum Section: Educational Activities  

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Creative Lab: decorative papers and bookbinding

Educational program from parents and children in cooperation with the department of preservation of manuscripts & artworks, where children will create their own books. Organizer: Byzantine and Christian Museum with the support of "Athens 2018 World Book Capital" City of Athens Section: Educational Activities

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Women and Culture #1

The Department of Gender Equality and Anti -Discrimination Policies develops and implements awareness-raising actions to combat gender stereotypes. In this context, it also implements the actions included in the series of events entitled "Women and Culture". Through the projection of the work of female writers with the recitation of female actors and the accompaniment of female musicians, we attempt to raise the awareness of the general public on gender issues, equality, cultural creation and expression of women. The event takes place on the occasion of the World Day Against Women's Violence. Organizer: City of Athens, Department of Gender Equality and Anti -Discrimination Policies Section: Contemporary Narratives  

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6th Literary Relay: Thodoris Gonis – Makis Tsitas

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 6th realy Thodoris Gkonis, writer, poet and theatrical director hands off the baton to Makis Tsitas, writer and representative of Children LIterature. The event is coordinated by Natasa Vissarionos (journalist) and Anthoula Daniil (dr of philosophy $ crtitic) Organizer: Agra Publications & Publications Kokkini Klosti Demeni. With the support of "Athens 2018 World Book Capital" City of Athens Section: Greek Writers

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Αward ceremony of Literature.gr Phrase of the Year Prize 2017

Literature.gr is an online magazine focused entirely on literature. Founded in Athens, Greece, in September 2013, aiming at the promotion of literature, through the work of modern Greek writers, as well as the acquaintance of the reader with the modern thinking of foreign writers. In this context, selected material is presented both in Greek and English. The magazine consists of a strong team of collaborators, with significant work in the field of literature, hosting interviews of Greek and International writers, book reviews, literary articles, pre-publications, tributes, and short stories. In December 2015, Literature.gr, established the annual, International Literary Prize: The ‘’Literature.gr Phrase of the Year Prize’’ which honors a Greek and an International author for their work. The previous years the recipients of the prize are the following: Andreas Mitsou, Philip Ker, Michalis Modinos and Anthony Marra. Τhe third award ceremony of Literature.gr Phrase of the Year Prize 2017 to Ersis Sotiropoulos and Greg Jackson will be held at B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, 9, Vas. Sofias Avenue & 1, Merlin Str., 10671, Athens, on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 21.00. The event is part of the ‘’Athens 2018 World Book Capital.’’ •Event Greeting Michalis Modinos •Talks on behalf of the organization "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" Erifili Maroniti & Fivos Sakalis •Talks on behalf of Literature.gr Christina Linardaki & Panagiotis Kechagias & Christos Chryssopoulos •Presentation Dina Sarakinou Organizer: Literature.gr with the support of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens  Section: Celebrating Reading

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Photο-graphē Between the Visual and the Literary

How can a static portrayal of ideas resurrect underlying relationships between forms of writing, imagination and personal history? Does the visual agency of the photograph override, enhance or merely complement its literary equivalent? Or are the two perhaps too antagonistic to co-exist? Fifty seminal books are seen through the lens of fifty photographic images. Participating artists: Maria Antelman, Dimitra Dede, Yiannis Hadjiaslanis, Stratos Kalafatis, Kostas Kapsianis, Panos Kokkinias, Yiorgos Kordakis, Nikos Markou, Mari Masouridou, Yiorgos Mavropoulos, Maria Mavropoulou, Lia Nalpantidou, Margarita Nikitaki, Kamilo Nollas, Rea Papadopoulou, Paris Petridis, Ioanna Sakellaraki, Georges Salameh, Spyros Staveris, Eftihia Stefanidi, Angela Svoronou, Manolis Tsafos, Marinos Tsagkarakis, Dimitris Tsoublekas, Alexis Vasilikos, Lukas Vasilikos, Nikolas Ventourakis, Eirini Vourloumi. Curated by Maria Nicolacopoulou Organizer: Kastaniotis Editions Section: Book and the Arts

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The Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason in Athens. «Writing for the children of our troubled planet. A casket of Time and nailing the sun»

«Writing for the children of our troubled planet. A casket of Time and nailing the sun.» The award-winning, popular Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason will give a lecture on «Writing for the children of our troubled planet. A casket of Time and nailing the sun» and he will talk with the director and child psychologist Sofia Vienopoulou and the writer Philippos Mandilaras for the political extensions of his books, his ecological concerns and his general attitude as an artist and a political being in the era of globalization and enormous climate change. Organizer: Megaron Plus, with the collaboration of Patakis Publications and the Embassy of Ireland. With the support of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" City of Athens Section: A World of Writers Terms of participation: Free admission with admission tickets (Distribution begins at 17:30)

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Through the book I see the world differently

The program is addressed to children aged from 5 to 10 years old. The children will have the opportunity to travel in distant countries - perhaps also exotic - to travel without a ticket in time, get to know folks and cultures, identify themselves as heroes & fantastic characters, experience the most crazy and funny adventures, imagine, dream, learn, have fun and eventually manage to ... see the world otherwise !!! What does a story need in order to be ... fantastic? Through creative ways children will manage to cultivate their imagination.The exhibits of the Children's Museum of Athens will be  a source of inspiration where they discern their heroes and the sketch and illustrate or dramatize their own fanciful adventures! The program is repeated monthly until March 2019 Organizer: Hellenic Children’s Museum & OPANDA Section: Educational Activities Free by priority upon availability (up to 20 participants per event) Further Information: 2103312995-6

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“Spiti” | Home: group exhibition of Greek illustrators

What is home for a child-for an adult who was a child? Works of 25 Greek illustrators attempting to convey the concept of home, as a house, courtyard, room, corner or headrest, charger and kaleidoscope of emotions, as a channel of messages and symbols. Hearth and warmth, base or recourse, privacy or coexistence. Home as a residence, permanent, temporary, transitional. A slowing lever in the rhythms of everyday life, a station in the variability of the modern era of mobility. Villages, cities, and apartments are increasingly common places to move from one working environment to another, from zones of destruction to hosting cultures. As the world around us becomes more and more inhospitable, the primary need for private microcosms, created and defined by us alone, is a matter of urgency. And as long as the satisfaction of this need does not stabilize spatially, the greater the nostalgia of childhood emotions, the more descriptive the vision of regaining the sense of belonging. Artists: Svetlana Vassilev, Katerina Verouzou, Claire Georgellis, Myrto Delivorias, Natalia Kapatsoulia, Christos Kourtoglou, Alexis Kyrizopoulos, Efi Lada, Michalis Kazazis, Kelly Matthia Kovo / Kelly Matathia Covo, Thanda Mimilaki, Maria Bahá , Petros Bouloubassis, Nearchos Daskas, Vassilis Papatsarouchas, Dancey Parisis, Achilleas Razis, Melissanthi Saliba, Iris Samartzis, Daniela Stamatiadis, Fotini Stefanidis, Fotini Tikkou, Sofiia Touliatou, Katerina Hadoulou, Vaso Psaraki Information: www.myrtillocafe.gr Reservations at 2110123176, 6940867480 & 6971759463, Email: myrtillocafe@gmail.com & myrtillocafe2@gmail.com Exhibition Opening: 31 October, 19:00 Parallel Events: -Meet ups with children's literature creators, focusing on their books focusing on the notion of “home” -School visits to the exhibition backed up with workshops / meetings with creators (upon request) Parallel book exhibition: "At Home" Organizer: anOtherstory-Myrtillo-Children's and Adolescent Library of the City of Athens, supported by OPANDA Exhibition duration: 31 October 2018 to 01 December 2018 Place: Myrtillo - Children's and Adolescent Library of the Municipality of Athens Organizer: Myrtillo café, supported by Athens 2018 - World Book Capital of the City of Athens Section: Book and the Arts Events in the context of the yearly theatrical and visual festival for children and adolescents "anOther Story", hosted at Myrtillo's premises

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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!

Find out its next “stops” in the neighborhoods of the city!
  • 13 November – KOLOKINTHOUS SWIMMING POOL
  • 14 November – LAMBRAKI HILL
  • 15 November – SERAFEIO
  • 19 November – ST. GEORGE SQUARE
  • 20 Νovember – ST. THOMAS SQUARE
  • 22 November – TROON
  • 23 November – ST. ANDREAS SQUARE
   

 

 
 

For kids and the Family

10 November |  The city reads…children’s books for Museums

Educational activities aiming at presenting museum books for children and museum - related books through entertaining and educational ways with the ultimate goal: to bring pupils, teachers, parents, citizens closer to the museums of the City of Athens. This event includes reading and presentation of the child book "A Walk in the City Gallery" of Foteni Chambra & Zoe Skalidi (edition Diaplasi) For parents and children 6 - 12 years old. Organization: OPANDA, Department of Library Collections & Cultural Spaces Section: Educational Activities  

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24 November |  Stories that Bring Us Together: storytelling from around the world in different languages #5

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. Organizer: We Need Books Section: Celebrating Reading

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31 October to 2 December |  “Spiti” | Home: group exhibition of Greek illustrators

What is home for a child-for an adult who was a child? Works of 25 Greek illustrators attempting to convey the concept of home, as a house, courtyard, room, corner or headrest, charger and kaleidoscope of emotions, as a channel of messages and symbols. Hearth and warmth, base or recourse, privacy or coexistence. Home as a residence, permanent, temporary, transitional. A slowing lever in the rhythms of everyday life, a station in the variability of the modern era of mobility. Villages, cities, and apartments are increasingly common places to move from one working environment to another, from zones of destruction to hosting cultures. As the world around us becomes more and more inhospitable, the primary need for private microcosms, created and defined by us alone, is a matter of urgency. And as long as the satisfaction of this need does not stabilize spatially, the greater the nostalgia of childhood emotions, the more descriptive the vision of regaining the sense of belonging. Artists: Svetlana Vassilev, Katerina Verouzou, Claire Georgellis, Myrto Delivorias, Natalia Kapatsoulia, Christos Kourtoglou, Alexis Kyrizopoulos, Efi Lada, Michalis Kazazis, Kelly Matthia Kovo / Kelly Matathia Covo, Thanda Mimilaki, Maria Bahá , Petros Bouloubassis, Nearchos Daskas, Vassilis Papatsarouchas, Dancey Parisis, Achilleas Razis, Melissanthi Saliba, Iris Samartzis, Daniela Stamatiadis, Fotini Stefanidis, Fotini Tikkou, Sofiia Touliatou, Katerina Hadoulou, Vaso Psaraki Information: www.myrtillocafe.gr Reservations at 2110123176, 6940867480 & 6971759463, Email: myrtillocafe@gmail.com & myrtillocafe2@gmail.com Exhibition Opening: 31 October, 19:00 Parallel Events: -Meet ups with children's literature creators, focusing on their books focusing on the notion of “home” -School visits to the exhibition backed up with workshops / meetings with creators (upon request) Parallel book exhibition: "At Home" Organizer: anOtherstory-Myrtillo-Children's and Adolescent Library of the City of Athens, supported by OPANDA Exhibition duration: 31 October 2018 to 01 December 2018 Place: Myrtillo - Children's and Adolescent Library of the Municipality of Athens Organizer: Myrtillo café, supported by Athens 2018 - World Book Capital of the City of Athens Section: Book and the Arts Events in the context of the yearly theatrical and visual festival for children and adolescents "anOther Story", hosted at Myrtillo's premises

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24 September to 30 April |  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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10 September to 30 April |  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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1 August to 30 April |  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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2 June to 30 April |  «#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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