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The awarded German journalist and novelist Norman Ohler in Athens
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The awarded German journalist and novelist Norman Ohler in Athens

 
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Athens Culture Net: Art & Narration
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Athens Culture Net: Art & Narration

 
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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. 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

On October 5th,  Athens Culture Net will organize a "Culture Night", as part of the "Athens 2018 World Book Capital" city of Athens. The event is a celebration of Arts and Books, highlighting the inspiring power of narration. Spanning from 20:00 until after midnight, music, recitals, unique performances and art exhibitions, as well as public games and open rehearsals, will be presented to the public on an exciting night dedicated to arts, that will start from the city center and reach Faliron Delta and Piraeus. • 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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#HubofStories!

#HubOfStories! makes unique, personal stories of travelers to Athens come alive through the writings of renowned Greek authors. Program Section: Reading Everywhere Organizer: PerhaΨ you’re an Aθenian, too! Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos

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#AthensAirPortraits!

Personal portraits of people who, for different reasons, found themselves at the airport make up a special photobook. Program Section: Reading Everywhere Organizer: PerhaΨ you’re an Aθenian, too! Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos

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Dimitris Kourtakis, Failing to Levitate in My Studio – a performance inspired by the Beckettian universe

A compilation of texts based on Samuel Beckett’s writings. A multimedia performance that draws connections and parallels with contemporary Greece at a liminal, transitional moment in its history. The performance engages with a number of artists including Bruce Nauman and Vitto Acconci. Entrance: Ticket from 15€ Organizer: Athens Festival supported by NEON and the Athens Culture Net Program Section: The Book and the Arts

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Mobile Library OPANDA

A mobile, fully automated library brings books to the neighborhoods of Athens. Using the moto “The city reads - Books everywhere” by the Athens 2018 World Book Capital / City of Athens, the Mobile Library becomes an access point to both knowledge and information, lending books to everyone - everywhere in the city. Information: Full itinerary at mobilelibrary.opanda.gr and at (+30) 210 8846009, 210 8236635 Email: publibrath@yahoo.gr Organizers: OPANDA, Athens 2018 World Book Capital Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Theatrical game with Dimitris Baslam

Inspired by his book “Possibilities”, Dimitris Baslam stages a speacial theatrical game. The book is illustrated by Daniela Stamatiadi (Patakis Publishers). More information at myrtillocafe.gr Entrance: free Organizer: anOther story Program Section: The Book and the Arts

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#TextMe_FluffyLibrary / #TextMe_Lab: Andriana Minou – “Dream-mine”

How can a story turn into an interactive, open work? Can the reading of a book become a collective process? Can a literary oeuvre present itself as an installation that comprises fragments of text, sounds and images - as an unexpected musical performance? Entrance: free Organizer: Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture supported by the Athens Culture Net Program Section: The Book and the Arts

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Guided Tours at the library of the French School at Athens

In the framework of the event “From excavation to publication” the library of the French School at Athens offers guided tours that outline the major steps in archaeological research, from fieldwork to knowledge dissemination. Language: English (13:30-14:00 & 13/06 19:00-19:30), Greek (14:00-14:30 & 13/6 19:30-20:00) Information: u.efa.gr/efathens2018 hashtag: #ef_athens2018 Entrance: free by registration at u.efa.gr/efathens2018 Organizer: French School at Athens supported by the Athens Culture Net Program Section: Open Collections

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Origami: Tributes and workshops on the art of Japanese paper folding (beginners)

Tribute to origami (the japanese art of paper folding) featuring workshops in Greek. The hosted sessions pay homage to the 19th century Greek-Irish writer Patrick Lafcadio Hearn who lived in Japan and who, through his writings of the era, brought the country’s literature and traditions to the West. Information: www.snfcc.org Participation: free by registration at www.snfcc.org Organizer: Embassy of Japan in Greece, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Program Section: The Book and the Arts

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Hanya Yanagihara: the new star of American novel introduces herself to Athens

The “leading American author”, according to Wall Street Journal, introduces herself to the Athenian audience and talks about her novels “The people in the trees” 2013 and “A Little Life” 2015. Language: English with simultaneous translation to Greek Entrance: free by priority Coupons: from 18:00 Organizer: Onassis Cultural Center, in partnership with Metaixmio Publishers and supported by Public. Program Section: Foreign Writers

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ATJF Words @ the 18th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival

Among the city’s longest and most established festivals, the Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival returns with abundant music and numerous parallel activities for a full week. The Festival showcases distinct world trends in music while its bands take the audience to a journey through the less walked pathways of jazz.The 18th ATJF honours books and proposes two music-related reads. Information: www. technopolis-athens.com Participation: free by priority Organizers: Athens Technopolis, the 18th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, the Onassis Cultural Center Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Children tale narration from around the world

Legends, tales and peoples - all travel together. The tale narration from around the world at the Open Hospitality Structure for asylum seekers in Elaionas, Athens, gives young students the opportunity to “travel” to distant places. This event will repeat in April 2019. Language: Greek with simultaneous translation in Arabic and Farsi Participation: free to resident children Organizers: City of Athens, Social Solidarity and Health Administration, Department of Social Integration for Refugees Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Homage to Manos Eleftheriou

Homage to Manos Eleftheriou as part of the concert series “Sung Poetry” by the City of Athens Greek Music Workshop with the participation of prominent Greek musicians. Entrance: free Organizer: OPANDA Program Section: The Book and the Arts

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The Spring of the Letters at the National Archaeological Museum – from the prographic society to the Libraries of Antiquity.

Starting from the prehistoric, prographic society, the National Archaeological Museum guides us to the development stages of written communication to conclude with references to the organized libraries of the Late Antiquity. Entrance: free by registration at (+30) 2132144817 Organizer: National Archaeological Museum of Athens supported by the Athens Culture Net Program Section: Open Collections  

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Book Bazaar at the French School at Athens

In the framework of the event “From excavation to publication” the library of the French School at Athens organizes a book bazaar as a parallel activity. Information: u.efa.gr/efathens2018 Hashtag: #ef_athens2018 Entrance: free Organizer: French School at Athens supported by the Athens Culture Net Program Section: Open Collections

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Exhibition: “From excavation to publication”

In the framework of the event “From excavation to publication” the library of the French School at Athens exhibits archives, manuscripts and special publications that outline the major steps in archaeological research, from fieldwork to knowledge dissemination. Information: u.efa.gr/efathens2018 hashtag: #ef_athens2018 Entrance: free by registration at u.efa.gr/efathens2018 Organizer: French School at Athens supported by the Athens Culture Net Program Section: Open Collections

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Origami: Tributes and workshops on the art of Japanese paper folding (advanced)

Tribute to origami (the japanese art of paper folding) featuring workshops in Greek. The hosted sessions pay homage to the 19th century Greek-Irish writer Patrick Lafcadio Hearn who lived in Japan and who, through his writings of the era, brought the country’s literature and traditions to the West. Information: cultural@at.mofa.go.jp Participation: free by registration at cultural@at.mofa.go.jp Organizer: Embassy of Japan in Greece, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Program Section: The Book and the Arts

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“The book as a work of art: from the times of N.H. Ghika to date”

In the context of the exhibition “Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, painting for the books”, Ioanna Moraitis (in charge of the N.H. Ghika Archive), along with Spyros Moschonas (art historian) and Michalis Arfaras (professor of Engraving at the ASFA) will discuss about the art of illustration and the book as a work of art. A foreword will be provided by Konstantinos Papachristou, curator at the N.H. Ghika Gallery. The exhibition will remain open to the public during the event. Entrance: Free Organizer: The Ghika Gallery, Athens 2018 World Book Capital Program Section: The Book and the Arts  

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Guided tour of the library of the Archaeological Society at Athens

The library of one of the oldest scientific foundations of Greece - the oldest and biggest Greek archaeological library - opens its gates to the Athenians. Visitors will get themselves acquainted with the library’s interiors, as well as with its rich collection, electronic catalogue and history. Entrance: Free by registration, Mon-Fri 08:30-14:00 at (+30) 2103600589 Organizer: The Archaeological Society at Athens Program Section: Discover Reading Treasures

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A Book Affair – Temporärer Kunst-Buchladen

A temporary, open  library/scene that invites international and Greek publishers, writers and artists to present their work through readings, talks, performances, discussions and mini exhibitions. The event is distinguished for the variety of topics that include art, theoretics, architecture & design, fashion, literature and phsychoanalysis. Thomas Boutoux & Joachim Hamou: Introducing Paraguay Press in a lecture-performance  Makis Malafekas “De les kouventa / You don’t say a word”: Presentation and reading by the author of this new novel  ((Melani Publishers) Entrance: Free Organizer: Goethe – Institut & Radio Athènes Institute for the advancement of Contemporary Visual Culture, supported by The British Council, Institut Français de Grèce and the Benaki Museum Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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BOOKNOTES No 32

In the context of JAZZPOiNT BOOKNOTE: Soundtracks of literature, writer Alexandra K* and her novel “How urchins kiss” (Patakis Publishers) meet musician Thodoris Iosifidis and his piano, and together they give Athens a summer kiss. Information: www.technopolis-athens.com Entrance: Free by priority Organizer: Athens Technopolis, 18th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, Onassis Cultural Center Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Thomas Moschopoulos, Farhenheit 451

Theater director Thomas Moschopoulos presents Ray Bradbury’s Farhenheit 451, in a stage adaptation by Francois Truffaut. In a future totalitarian regime where books are destroyed, the leading character, who initially persecutes the dissidents, converts as he delves deeper in the secret world of books. Entrance: Tickets from 15€ Organizer: Athens Festival, Porta Theater, supported by the Athens Culture Net Program Section: The Book and the Arts

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10th Festival LEA Literatura En Atenas / Literature in Athens

Festival LEA, the Helleno-Iberian Literature Festival at Athens was born in 2008 with an aim to promote the intercultural dialogue between the countries of the Iberian Peninsula / Latin America and Greece, as well as to get the Greek audience acquainted with the Lettes and the Arts of the Iberian / Latin American countries. Information: www.lea-festival.com Participation: free Organizer: Festival LEA Intercultural Development Program Section: A world of writers

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BOOKNOTES Closing Aperitif

The first circle of BOOKNOTES ends festively! Geared up for a summery apero evening, 30 literary figures that shared the Jazz Point Stage - all acclaimed and aspiring poets and novelists- share their personal take on “what binds letters and music together”. Night tunes by DJ Nua. Information: www.lea-festival.com Participation: free Organizer: Athens Technopolis, 18th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, Onassis Cultural Center Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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The Itinerant Library of the Network for Children’s Rights

The Itinerant Library of the Network for Childrens’s Rights - a temporal library that operates from a few hours to a full day- stages a number of games and experiential activities at the Park for the Children and for [the promotion of] Culture. Information: www.myrtillocafe.gr Entrance: free by priority Organizer: anOther story, Network for Children’s Rights Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Types of dwelling in Athens in the end of the 19th century – Architectural space and literature: Rhoides, Kondilakes, Mitsakis, Papadiamantis & Spandonis etc.

The writer Alice Spyropoulou guides the audience through a literary route in Athens by juxtaposing the modern city with its Anatolian identity Starting Point: Metro Station Panepistimio (Academy exit) - End Point: Thission Entrance: free by registration at 210 - 3250058 & 6938391005 Organizer: Nissos Publishers Program Section: Literary Book Itineraries

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Plato’s Myths

Educational activity which enables children to become acquainted with Plato’s Republic and key elements of his philosophical work in an interactive way. Entrance: free by registration at 210 5142138 Organizer: OPANDA Program Section: Educational Activities

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The place/the city/geography as a protagonist/hero in storytelling

Paul McVeigh and John Man in discussion with Nikos Vatopoulos coordinated by the writer Vangelis Provias Language: English Entrance: free Organizer: British Council and Kingston Writing School Program Section: A world of Writers

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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. Entrance: free Organizer: OPANDA Program Section: Celebrating Reading  

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Eleusis-Athens: The European Capital of Culture 2021 meets Athens 2018 World Book Capital

EUphoria’s walking routes introduce the participants to the main ideas, philosophical discourses and aspirations of Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture. The agenda focuses on art as the catalyst for the transformation of the city. Entrance: free by registration at www.eleusis2021.eu or at 210 5537206 Organizer: Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Stolen Files

Join an entertaining treasure hunt inside the premises of the Industrial Gas Museum, ideal for families with children (5 years or older). Drawing inspiration from the archives of the old Gas Factory, this activity sheds light on secret stories around the workers in the factory and the people of the neighborliness. Entrance: free by registration at 213 0109325 Organizer: Industrial Gas Museum, Athens Technopolis Program Section: Educational Activities

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Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika: Painting for Books

The exhibition “Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika: Painting for Books” draws inspiration from the painter’s illustrative art. Organizer: Athens International Airport, Benaki Museum, Costa Navarino Program Section: Book and the Arts

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2nd Literary Relay | Pantelis Boukalas – Rea Galanaki: From Essay 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 2nd relay, writer Pantelis Boukalas chooses to hand off the baton to Rea Galanaki. The event is coordinated by Alexis Ziras and Tina Mandilara. Free Entrance Organizer: Agra Publishers,  Kastaniotis Publishers Program Section: Greek Writers

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The Itinerant Library of the Network for Children’s Rights

The Itinerant Library is a temporary space that operates for a few hours to a full day and brings to children books, puzzle games and experiential activities. Participation: Free Organizer: Network for Children’s Rights, SynAthina Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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When Andersen came to Athens

World classic storyteller Hans Christian Andersen “guides” the visitors of the Athens City Museum through the exhibits as excerpts of the author’s book “A poet’s Bazaar”, that sheds light on Athens during the time of his visit in 1841, are provided. Andersen’s colorful impressions of the city form a cultural itinerary inside and outside the museum premises. Information: http://www.athenscitymuseum.gr Participation: Free Organizer: Athens City Museum Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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A world of writers: The enigmatic world of Hans Olav Lahlum : Crime Mysteries and contemporary History in Norway

Presentation of the crime series by Hans Olav Lahlum, who is diverging from the recent scandinavian tradition and profoundly interested by Agatha Christie. This session pertains to the series “The Nordic Crime Literature: A Look into the Nordic Society”. Information: Ianos Bookstore Participation: Free priority entrance Organizer: Fantastikos Kosmos Publishers supported by Norwegian Embassy in Athens Program Section: A world of writers

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Book presentation Le double voyage : Paris-Athènes (1919-1939)

The French School of Athens holds a presentation pertaining to the book “Le double voyage: Paris – Athènes (1919–1939)”  by Lucile Arnoux-Farnoux and Polina Kosmadaki in the context of the exhibition “From excavation to publication”. Language: French | Interpretation: Greek Information: u.efa.gr/efathens2018. Suggested Hashtag:  #ef_athens2018 Participation: Free Organizer: French School at Athens (Didotou 6) Program Section: Open Collections

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A Book Affair—Temporärer Kunst-Buchladen: Codex DESTE

A presentation of the 90 publications accompanying the exhibitions of DESTE foundation since 1983. Participation: Free Organizer: Goethe-Institut & Radio Athenes Institute for the advancement of Contemporary Visual Culture supported by British Council, Institut Français de Grèce and the kind collaboration of the Benaki Museum Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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The Spring of Letters in the National Archaeological Museum: From the prographic society to the Libraries of the Antiquity

Starting from the prehistoric, prographic society, the National Archaeological Museum guides us to the development stages of written communication to conclude with references to the organized libraries of the Late Antiquity. Participation: Free by registration at 213 2144817 Organizer: National Archaeological Museum of Athens Program Section: Open Collections

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Unpacking My Library

Named after the homonymous essay by Walter Benjamin, the exhibition employs the notion of “library”  as a metaphor of a space for the accumulation, classification and organization of knowledge. The exhibition explores artistic practices around the collection and classification of knowledge and sharing information systems, memory, activation, history revisitation. The exhibition presents 12 artists from the collection, the archive and the library of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in parallel with new artworks. Curation: Tina Pandi, Anna Mykoniati Organizer: National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) Program Section: The Book and the Arts

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“Afar and Elsewhere” cycle : Literary meetings at the Octave Merlier library

"Afar and Elsewhere" cycle : Literary meetings at the Octave Merlier library. Every two month, come and meet the elsewhere in space and time, in contemporary literature: journeys and visions from afar carried by authors writing in French but coming from various horizons. The books' Greek editors and translators as well as literature enthusiasts will be associated to the event  and will come to provide communication with the public. Entrance: Free Organizer: Institut français de Grèce Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Goldfinger, 1964 by Guy Hamilton | “Illustrated Classics: Reading on the big screen”

The 8th Athens Open Air Film Festival proposes three full months of art in Athens. The Festival aims to bring cinema and literature together through an array of open-air events that will use renowned Athenian monuments and landmarks as a background. The Festival features legendary multi-awarded cinematic adaptations of literary works by acclaimed writers and directors. Duration: 110’ Organizer: 8th Open Air Film Festival, Athens Film Society, OPANDA Program Section: The Book & the Arts

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Fantasy Labyrinth

Exhibition that showcases artworks from illustrated Children’s books by Slovak & Greek book illustrators who were awarded during the “Illustrations Biennale” in Bratislava from 1967 to 2017 (Grand Prix, Golden Apples, Award of Mayor of Bratislava). Language & Interpretation: English, Greek & Slovak Entrance: Free Organizer: Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Athens & OPANDA Program Section: The Book & the Arts

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The City of Athens Children’s Library

The Children's Libraries of the City of Athens form an active part of the Summer Campaign Reading & Creativity, organized by the National Library of Greece. For children 6-14 years of age. Information: https://www.cityofathens.gr/node/30212 Entrance: Free Organizer: OPANDA Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Summer reading & creativity campaign by the National Library of Greece

The National Library of Greece together with the Greek Libraries Network -that counts more than 200 libraries- and the Summer Reading Campaign 2018, will spread the word that Athens is heralded this year’s World Book Capital. Organizer: National Library of Greece supported by Athens Culture Net Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Nikos Vatopoulos: “Walking in Athens”

Having his new book as a baseline, renowned journalist and writer Nikos Vatopoulos guides the readers through the Athenian neighborhoods and edifices, while providing commentary on their history, current condition and future potential. Starting Point: Asklipiou 18 Participation: free by registration at polychoros@metaixmio.gr Organizer: Metaixmio Publishers Program Section: Athenian Book Itineraries

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Three women on a chair – Women empowerment and the writing life

Suzy Joinson and Siobhan Campbell discuss with Amanda Michalopoulou in the context of the Saturday morning literary sessions by British Council and Kingston Writing School. The discussion is coordinated by Vangelis Provias Language: English Participation: free Organizer: British Council and Kingston Writing School Program Section: A world of writers

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Film Screening: “Topos”(Place)

Screening of Antoinetta Angelidis’ pioneering piece “Topos” in the context of #TextMe_Fluffy Library /#TextMe_Lab & the Film Poetry Festival & Symposium. Language: English Participation: free Organizer: Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture & Greek Film archive supported by Athens Culture Net. Program Section: The Book & the Arts

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“When Andersen came to Athens”

World classic storyteller Hans Christian Andersen “guides” the visitors of the Athens City Museum through the exhibits as excerpts of the author’s book “A poet’s Bazaar”, that sheds light on Athens during the time of his visit in 1841, are provided. Andersen’s colorful impressions of the city form a cultural itinerary inside and outside the museum premises. Participation: free by registration at 2103231387, Mo-Fri: 9:00-16:00 & at mveathen@otenet.gr Organizer: Athens City Museum - Vouros-Eutaxias Foundation Program Section: Athenian Book Itinerarie

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OffsideFestival Book Edition

Offside Festival Book Edition attempts to bridge the gap between literature, documentary & football and explores why football constitutes  the most popular sport across the globe. The audience of Athens will have the opportunity to discover the football culture through a series of screenings, discussions & presentation on football and its ecosystem. Participation: free Organizer: Parenthesi & Athens 2018 World Book Capital Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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#TextMe_FluffyLibrary / #TextMe_Lab: Film Poetry Festival & Symposium

In collaboration with the project “PoetryFilm”, a disruptive platform based in London and supported by Arts Council England, #TextMe_Lab presents a Film Poetry Festival and Symposium presenting a series of screenings, discussions and lectures on poetic language and moving image. Researcher Zata Banks (PoetryFilrm), cinematographer Tom Konyves and film researcher Rea Wallden belong to the list of guests & co-organizers. Participation: free Organizer: Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture & Greek Film archive supported by Athens Culture Net. Program Section: Book & the Arts

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Guided historical-mythological walk in the centre of Athens led by writer Manina Zoumpoulaki

Writer Manina Zoumboulaki leads a walk through Athens drawing her content from the books “Kati mou kryveis / You’re hiding something” and “Akouse me / Listen to me”. The leading figure in Zoumpoulakis’s books is an underdog: an unemployed philologist that works as a tour guide at the Acropolis - in other words, the image of the present day, crisis-bashed Athens. Starting Point: Monastiraki Metro Station (Square) Participation: free by registration at 210 2816134 (ext. 843) Organizer: Papadopoulos Publishers Program Section: Athenian Book Itineraries

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Dexameni of Kolonaki revives

The compelling history of Dexameni Square “revives” through its famous regulars, including Alexandros Papadiamantis, Kostas Varnalis, Nikos Kazantzakis, Markos Avgeris and poets of  generation of the ‘30s such as the Nobel laureate Odysseas Elytis. 20:00-21:00 Shadow Puppet Theatre [Karagiozis] 21:00-22:30 Readings of excerpts from the works of Papadiamantis, Elytis and other famous regulars of the Dexameni Cafe Participation: free by priority entrance Organizer: EYDAP Employees’ Cultural Center Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Literature of Displacement: Refugee food Festival

Reading Sessions of literary excerpts  at selected restaurants in Athens. For the first time in 18-22 June, 2017, Athens joined a network of 13 European cities in organising a Refugee Food Festival on the occasion of World Refugee Day. Following the success of this first edition in Athens, the second edition of the Refugee Food Festival in partnership with the UNHCR and the Athens World Book Capital 2018 will include a series of events around literature, food and refugees. Information: http://www.refugeefoodfestival.com/athens Participation: free entrance | menu charge Organizer: UN Refugee Agency Greece [UNHCR] & Athens Insider Program Section: Parallel Programme

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New Worlds

Actor Bill Murray and German cellist Jan Vogler met on a trans-Atlantic flight. The two struck up a friendship. Being interested in each other's artistic work, they came up with a joint project. New Worlds is a performance bridging the artistic legacy of America and Europe, and highlighting the fundamental values of American literature and music. Participation: Entrance tickets from 25€ Organizer: Athens & Epidaurus Festival Program Section: The Book & the Arts

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The kite of the world

The Children’s Library of the National Garden “transforms” into a giganting kite that “flies” the audience over the globe. The event presents reading of the tale “Machdi & the kite of the world” and is backed up with kite-making workshops. Participation: Free by registration at 210- 9211029 and at education.hellas@actionaid.org Organizer: ActionAid Hellas & ACCMR Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Hear my Story

“Hear my Story” allows the audience to listen to refugees and their personal lives assisted by live interpretation. A list of titles invites guests to select the story of their preference. Participation: Free Organizer: UNHCR & DevelopAthens Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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The Bahar Project: Recipe #1, Afghanistan

An interactive culinary game with participants from different countries and of distinct backgrounds. While an immigrant to Greece prepares a traditional dish, a Greek national observes and takes notes -and vice versa. The project is followed by a mini celebration of stories and recipes. Language: National Language of the cooks Interpretation: Greek or English Organizer: ACCMR & Almasar Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Unpacking my library: Lecture-performance by Fehras Publishing Practices

Starting from the library as a metaphor of a space for the accumulation, classification and organization of knowledge, the exhibition explores artistic practices around the collection and classification of knowledge and sharing information systems, memory, activation history revisitation. A lecture-performance by Fehras Publishing Practices will be held at the exhibition’s venue Language: English Participation: Free Organizer: National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) Program Section: Book & the Arts

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The future of the world words create – what is next for writers, readers and those between them?

What is next for writers, readers and those between them? Sinead Keagan and N.Μ. Browne in discussion with Eftychia Giannaki. The discussion will be coordinated by Vangelis Provias Language: English Participation: Free Organizer: British Council and Kingston Writing School Program Section: A world of writers

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Tales of my city – a touring performance on the history of Athens

A peripatetic performance on the history of Athens (Lysicrates, Lord Byron, Kostis Palamas & the Dervishes) for children & grownups. Children actively participate in the happenings. The final performance, presented in Plaka, is an output of the extensive work by entertainers, teachers, actors & musicians. Participation: Free by registration at 2103250341 and at info@ekedisy.gr Organizer: School Life and Education Museum Program Section: Discovering Reading Treasures

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Queer Ink presents: Queer Words

Queer Ink is a publishing initiative that aims to highlight innovative literary works and hybrid media with a focus on matters of gender, sexuality and body politics. Queer Ink has produced a series of small publications that promote the work of young writers outside the mainstream publishing landscape. During the World Book Capital Queer Ink launches a workshop on writing, a poetry slam and a small publication from previous workshops. 12:00-15:00: What is queer writing? A workshop on poetry writing and personal zine creation. The workshop includes experiential and experimental writing sessions that will produce the creation of personal zines. 18:00-22:00: Queer prints: Exhibition featuring big scale artwork prints and performance videos that have been presented by Queer Ink in previous events 20:00-22:00: Poetry Slam: 10 emerging poets read out their poems on desire. Participation: Free Organizer: Queer Ink supported by SynAthina Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Konstantinos Rigos: Pornstar – the Invisible Sex Industry, by Elena Penga

Inspired by two short stories by writer Roberto Bolaño, Pornstar is set in contemporary Greece. With its rich, literary language, the play unveils the secret stories of pornstars, the stars of an artificial world full of clichés, a reflection of our loneliness. Refraining from stereotypes and without passing judgment, Penga goes beneath the façade of a faceless industry to shed light to these people’s stories, revealing their quest for an authentic identity. Participation: Entrance tickets from 15€ Organizer: Athens & Epidaurus Festival supported by the Athens Culture Net Program Section: The Book & the Arts

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Eleusis-Athens: The European Capital of Culture 2021 meets Athens 2018 World Book Capital

EUphoria’s walking routes introduce the participants to the main ideas, philosophical discourses and aspirations of Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture. The agenda focuses on art as the catalyst for the transformation of the city. Entrance: free by registration at www.eleusis2021.eu or at 210 5537206 Organizer: Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Violet Louise: Strange Tales based on Texts by Edgar Allan Poe

Violet Louise adapts Poe’s most well-known poems and short stories. Words turn into sound, transporting audiences to Poe’s dark, mysterious world. Participation: Entrance Tickets from 10€ Organizer: Athens & Epidaurus Festival supported by Athens Culture Net Program Section: The Book & the Arts

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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 “travel” to the 75 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. The program kicks off in September 2018 until April 2019. The 1st workshop takes place on 27th of June. Organizer: PYRNA, non profit cultural organization Program Section: Educational Activities

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Agathophron, the Collector’s Atlas – An experiential installation

A collection of 3,696 rare books are carefully stored in wooden boxes to be mailed to the Peloponnese, leaving their permanent home at the attic of Castillon 12, in Paris. Nikolopoulos is injured during packing and succumbs to tetanus, all alone, in Paris. The orphaned books make the voyage to Greece on their own. Almost half a century later, another devoted book collector, Walter Benjamin, while unpacking his library, writes down: Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories - thoughts that Agathophron himself might have formulated had he lived to unpack his collection. This in situ experiential installation unveils a travelling library, bringing together the everyday life in the city of Athens with the actual library exhibited in Andritsaina, a veritable treasure trove hidden in the mountains of the Peloponnese. Participation: Free Organizer: Athens & Epidaurus Festival supported by Athens Culture Net Program Section: The Book & the Arts

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Embark on a journey from Metaxourgheio to the world of books!

In the context of the exhibition “Greek artists & the book 1914-1964”, the Athens Municipal Gallery holds a number of educational activities in partnership with the young residents of the Metaxourgheio neighborliness, who tell stories from their own countries and hoods. Participants are encouraged to embark on a journey inspired by memories, images and colours and create artworks that reflect their experiences. For Children 4-7 years Information: (+30) 210 5202420 Entrance: Free Organizer: OPANDA, Departments of the Athens Municipal Gallery. Program Section: Educational Activities

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Homage to Nikos Gatsos

Tribute to Nikos Gatsos  in the context of the concert series “Sung Poetry” in collaboration 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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Stories that bring us closer: storytelling from around the world in different languages

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: Arabic Entrance: Free by registration at communication@refugees.gr Organizer: WeNeedBooks & Greek Forum of Refugees Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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American writer George Saunders in Greece

The Man Booker Prize 2017 leaureate, George Saunders discusses with the translator of his works in Greek George-Icaros Babassakis about the present and future of American Literature. The discussion will be moderated by journalist and critic Gregory Bekos.   Language: English Organizer: Ikaros Publications Program Section: A world of writers

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Greek Artists & the Book, 1914-1964

Ntenis Zacharopoulos curates a special exhibition that highlights the co-creation among renowned artists, contemporary poets & writers who go beyond the ordinary notion of “illustration”.  From 1914 until the generation of the’70, the artistic & literary speech co-exist in the book and become one piece of art. Information: 210 5202420 Participation: Free Organizer: OPANDA, The Athens Municipal Gallery, department of museums, collections & culture spaces Program Section: Book & the Arts

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Exhibition: “The Book as a work of Art”

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 Entrance: Free Organizer: OPANDA, The Athens Municipal Gallery, department of museums, collections & culture spaces Program Section: Celebrating Reading/ Book & the Arts

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Gallery calling! A collection of books, a colorful story

In the context of the exhibition “Greek artists & the book 1914-1964”, the Athens Municipal Gallery holds a number of educational activities for schools. Students are encouraged to observe how artists visualise words through the art of illustration and are prompted to craft their own book inspired by the engravings of the gallery’s collection. Information: 210 5202420 Entrance: Free Organizer: OPANDA & department of museums, collections & culture spaces Program Section: Educational Activities

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Create your own book-related artwork!

What constitutes an artwork? What can be observed as an artefact at a Gallery? Do artists create book-related artworks? Through a fruitful conversation, students will observe and draw inspiration from artworks that will help them craft their own. Information: (+30) 210 5202420 Entrance: Free Organizer: OPANDA & department of museums, collections & culture spaces Program Section: Educational Activities/ The Book & the Arts

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Me and my family in one book of Art!

A family book along with memorable family moments could easily become a work of art. On selected Saturdays parents and children along with appointed educators are invited to a ramble through the Gallery exhibition halls. The act encourages the family to create their own book of art. Information: 210 5202420 Entrance: Free Organizer: OPANDA & department of museums, collections & culture spaces Program Section: Educational Activities/ Book & the Arts

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Dive into knowledge

Having as a baseline the archives of the old factory, the industrial gas Museum presents a fascinating educational program. Starting Point: Industrial Gas Museum of Athens. Aim: To shed light on the city as speedy as it gets. What we do: We shape 4 groups, we follow 4 different itineraries and we attempt to produce energy and light for 4 different houses. For children [ 11-12 years old] Organizer: Industrial Gas Museum, Athens Technopolis Section: Educational Activities Further information at: 213 0109325 *This educational program is available to the school groups who have already attended the guided tour at the industrial gas Museum.

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The young researcher

How does an archaeologist undertake research? During this process what role does the book and a specialized archaeological library, as well as a scientific record play? Which additional information can be found at a library compared to the internet? These questions will be answered in a special programme for school classes (3rd Gymnasium / 1st Lyceum) at the Library and Archives Archaeological Archive Society, the oldest Greek scientific foundation with experience in excavations, operating till today. Separated into small groups, students will take over small exploratory work on cultural history and monuments With the help of the Library, Archives and the Internet. Organizer: Archaeological Society in Athens Section: Educational Activities Further information and reservations at: 210 - 36 00 589, Monday through Friday 8.30am-2.30pm or at library@archetai.gr

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EDΟ(here): Theatre and music educational workshop

"I speak, I speak," says Mark, "but whoever hears restrains in his mind only the words he waits to hear. The the description of the world is different when you hear her in good mood, than the one I could dictate at an advanced age, if I was to be jailed by Genovese pirates and thrown into the same cell with an adventure book writer. The one who rules the story is not the voice: it's the ear". "Invisible Cities," Italo Calvino. Drawing inspiration from the book "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino, we create a meeting point, in the form of a 3 -month workshop where people, speech and sound come together. People that live in the city with a look that no one has. Sounds, produced in their primary form, forming a sounding city that no one has ever heard of us. Stories telling a personal journey in a city with many faces that no one has ever noticed. The critically creative approach of the  "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino, in conjunction with the invisible city of Athens as it is being experienced by homeless people, is the starting point for a creative interaction of speech and sound, stories and songs, theater and music. Organizer: Greek National Opera supporter by Athens 2018 - World Book Capital in collaboration with SXEDIA-street magazine and KYADA (Solidarity centre of the municipality of Athens). Supported by Athens Culture Net Section: Book & the Arts Participation in the workshop is free of charge. For the final performance Free admission entrance tickets will be handed out  one hour prior the performance.

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Expatriates – The Oral Tradition Archive

During this exhibition,  the center for Asia Minor Studies will present the Oral Tradition archive, composed of testimonies of 5,000 refugees from Asia Minor,  300,000 handwritten pages, refugee manuscripts, special publishing collections (publishing in the Karamanlis writing style, books printed in Constantinople and Smyrna) and the Photographic Archive where the presence of Greek Orthodox populations in Asia Minor is showcased. Organizer: Center for Asia Minor Studies Section: Open Collections Free entrance upon request at 210 32 39 225 or library@kms.org.gr   Parallel Programme Thursday 4th of October 2018, 19:00 at G.Leventis Hall Musical topograpies of late Ottoman Istanbul. Lecture: Panagiotis C. Poulos, Lecturer, Dept. of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Language: English (without parallel translation) Wednesday, 10th of October, 19:00 at G.Leventis Hall Collaboration between the Center for Asia Minor studies and the French Institute of Athens (1949-1959): The french aid towards the hatching of a research center on the Asia Minor Hellenism. Lecture: Nicolas Manitakis, Nicolas Manitakis, Assistant professor at the University of Athens Language of delivery: Greek  

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#TextMe_FluffyLibrary / #TextMe_Lab: Alexandra Papadimitriou – Owning design and printing methods as a feminist practice(exhibition, workshops)

The artist Alexandra Papadimitriou presents a series of events revolving around the idea of ​​appropriating traditional means of expression and creation, such as engraving, often associated with a male-dominated Academy, the place of action of the sober male artists with stereotypically masculine look and bunch behaviors. The programme includes creative workshops and exhibition where their results will be presented as well as a zine which will actually  be a collection of image fragments and texts examining social isolation, desolation as mental defense and the psychological nuances from relapse to recovery. Organizer: Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture supported by Athens Culture Net of the City of Athens   Section: Book & the Arts

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Through the book I see the world differently

he 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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Translation Month: Translation Meet-up #2

A series of talks and events giving the audience the chance to discover the secrets of translators and the many facets of their work. ‘Translation Meet-ups’ (‘Antonis Tritsis’ Auditorium of City of Athens, 30/9, 4,13,20/10 και 4/11) is a series of panel discussions with experts from the publishing world, renowned scientists and academics talking about the different aspects of the translation process. Topics vary from intellectual property rights for translators, to audiovisual translation, literature for young adults, the promotion of Greek literature abroad and more. Via playful workshops (‘Translator for a day’ 6/10 and ‘Translation Slam’ 24/10) the friends of books will have a chance to get better acquainted with the translation process, either by creating their own translations or by comparing two translations of the same text. For more information: www.peempip.gr , facebook.com/peempip

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Translation Month: Translator for a day

A series of talks and events giving the audience the chance to discover the secrets of translators and the many facets of their work. ‘Translation Meet-ups’ (‘Antonis Tritsis’ Auditorium of City of Athens, 30/9, 4,13,20/10 και 4/11) is a series of panel discussions with experts from the publishing world, renowned scientists and academics talking about the different aspects of the translation process. Topics vary from intellectual property rights for translators, to audiovisual translation, literature for young adults, the promotion of Greek literature abroad and more. Via playful workshops (‘Translator for a day’ 6/10 and ‘Translation Slam’ 24/10) the friends of books will have a chance to get better acquainted with the translation process, either by creating their own translations or by comparing two translations of the same text. Organizer: Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP) Section: Celebrating Reading Free entrance Form more information: www.peempip.gr , https://facebook.com/peempip/

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Athens… a city for fearless girls

Mrs Katerina Schina guides children 8-12 years old in Athens, a city for fearless girls. A tour inspired by the characters of her book Stories for fearless girls – 40 Unique Greek Women. 40 great Greek scientists, artists, freedom fighters, politicians etc. who managed to pioneer and leave their personal mark on their industry. They showed the way by making history and we are learning their stories by seeking for their footprints, in a treasure hunt in Athens city center. Let's follow the steps of important female historical figures such as Sophia Schliemann, Melina Merkouri and others. Theatrical Adaptation-Dramatisation: Maria Terzaki. Organizer: Papadopoulos Publishing S.A. Section: Athenian Book Tours Booking/participation terms: None – Booking your place is essential: e.dermitzaki@epbooks.gr, or call at 210 2816 134 (ext. 817)

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4th Panhellenic Fiction Festival- Fantasticon

Festival devoted to the Fantastic & Fiction presenting an exhibition showcasing books, toys, handicrafts and illustrations, literary discussions, art competitions, tributes to writers, training seminars, music events. Writer, illustrator and actor Makis Panorios is the guest of honor. Central guests are the Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky and the Greek-American Optician George Sakellariou. Concerts of Fantasy Symphony Orchestra and Piratas de la Guitara. Organizer: Fiction Friends Cultural Association - Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College Section: Book & the Arts Free entrance. Registration required for participation in workshops & contests Further Information: www.fantasticon.gr Contact details: info@fantasticon.gr, fantasticongr@gmail.com  

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The Library of Occupation and Resistance at the National Bank of Greece Historical Archives

Printed documents and photo images from the private collection of G.K. Diamantopoulos. Organizer: The National Bank of Greece Historical Archives, "12 October 1944. Athens Free" (co-organized by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Attica Region-Central Section, Municipality of Athens, General State Archives, ERT), with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens Scientific Editing: Gerasimos Notaras, Savvas Karampelas Section: Contemporary Narratives - Exhibition Special tour for journalists on the opening date: Monday 8 October 2018, 12.00  

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“Athens-Europe: the future of a city, the future of a continent”

The authors Nikos A. Mantis and Ioanna Bouarazopoulou talk to the literature critic Vangelis Chatzivasiliou and attempt to imagine Athens and Europe of the future through their books and fiction literature. How close are the fantastic worlds we discover in their works; Is modern reality present everywhere, but cannot be identified? How does the fictional literature conceive politics and philosophical thinking; Organizer: Kastaniotis Publications, ΦantastiCon Festival, supported "Athens 2018- World Book Capital »of the City of Athens Section: Greek Writers Free participation In the framework of the FantastiCon Festival (6&7 October)

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A city tour of Athens’ historical centre following the traces of Greek Mythology with the author Manina Zouboulaki.

Short Description: Manina Zouboulaki guides the event attendees and the readers of her ongoing book trilogy (What Do You Keep from Me? and Listen to Me), a series of crime novels set in modern Athens. Through the main character’s lens, who is an unemployed high school history teacher, makes her living as a tour guide in Acropolis, is obsessed with Greek Mythology and feels out of place, we visualise Athens in a sentimental, crime story. Organisation: Papadopoulos Publishing S.A. Category: Athenian Book Tour Booking/participation terms: None – Booking your place is essential via email: a.provata@epbooks.gr or via telephone: 210 2816 134 (ext. 843) The tour includes stops and reading of extracts of the above books.

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Book Games at Myrtillo

What ingredients do you need to make a story yourself? What has a beloved hero tell you? How much mystery fits into a book cover? What happens when you return onto the last page and how can your book travel to the shelf of another library? Library4all and the project anOther story invite young and adult readers to a fascinating activity with the book at the forefront and the unique adventure which starts from the moment we hold it in our hands. Organizer:  Library4all, anOther story, myrtillo.Supported by Athens 2018- World Book Capital by the City of Athens and SynAthina Section: Educational Activities Free Participation [children 6 years and above] Further Information/Registration: www.myrtillocafe.gr, 2110123176, 6940867480 & 6971759463, myrtillocafe@gmail.com & myrtillocafe2@gmail.com, info@library4all.com

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

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. In the context of this series of events, valuable material of the University’s Libraries will be exposed aiming at highlighting their importance for the evolution of Sciences. Organizer: Library & Information Center. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens supported by Athens Culture Net Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Creative workshop for adults

Creative workshop for adults [ two hour]. An old book that is no longer readable, an invaluable first edition, a rare book or a book that has value for you are transformed by specialists, who are advising us on how to we preserve our books in the best possible way. Organizer: Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) Section: Educational Activities

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The Itinerant Library of the Network for Children’s Rights #10

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. 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 Section: Celebrating Reading

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Poetry… on the road or Budding poets read and discuss about their times. Series of discussion at the Piraeus Municipal Theatre

Poets, budding & established, co-exist, discuss and take us on a journey through known and unknown paths of poetry. Series of happenings and discussions, where young poets interact with the audience in open-air spaces while at the same time discussing with established poets and attempt to decipher the specific elements of their Era. Public readings take place on the first day of the month, starting from 1st of October to 1st of March, in public means and landmarks of Athens and Piraeus. Every first Friday of the month poets discuss publicly in the foyer of the Piraeus Municipal Theatre. Discussion#1: Poetry & the Body: G. Giatromanolakis discusses with Myrsini Gkana, Maria Fili, Maria Koulouri & Eva Spathara Coordinated by Giannis N.Mpaskozos Organizer: Piraeus Municipal Theatre, Athens 2018- World Book Capital by the Municipality of Athens. Supporter by STASY Section: Celebrating Reading

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The masterpiece “Erotokritos” in Ukrainian

The timeless work of V. Kornaros  is inspired by artists from all over the world and for the first time translated into Ukrainian. Transcription is displayed  for the first time in Athens in an event that includes readings, theatrical excerpts and speeches. Organizer: Embassies of Ukraine, supported by Athens 2018- Global Book Capital of the City of Athens Section: Book and the Arts

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From the manuscript to the printed book

Inspired by the artifacts of the permanent exhibition of the Museum students will discover the secret world of manuscripts and paleates by participating in  a variety of educational activities. The program is free of charge and will be delivered for school groups (25-30 people) of  primary and secondary education, as well as for special small groups 10-15 people. Organizer: Byzantine and Christian Museum, supported by "Athens 2018 -World Book Capital” of the City of Athens. Participation: free with necessary telephone booking for the period October to December from September 17 More information / reservations: Office of Educational Programs Byzantine and Christian Museum: Tel. 213 213 9507, 09:00 - 15:00

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Literary Spaces- Leisure Time, Action # 2

We connect the work of modern Greek writers with spots in Athens, enhancing the experiential connection of the Athenian with the book but also showcasing these places through the books. In addition, the book constitutes the starting point for collective action and expression on the issues of our city life. Design / Implementation: We do not play in UrbanDig_Uskakova. ACTION 2 A interactive performance addressed to passersby with a focus on customers of the popular open-air market of Kallidromiou, but also to the general public. It connects the poem "Farewell" to the poet's home. The abandoned building and its enclosure become the stage for an actor who tries to "stop" the time of farewell through poems. A conspiracy of a different perception of time  is created in the public quiet place at the doorstep of the House Lapathiotis a few meters from the bustling popular market. Organizer: “We do not play” Urban Non Profit, Urban Non Profit Company, UrbanDig Project, SynAthina, supported by  "Athens 2018 - World Capital Book "of the City of Athens Section: Celebrating Reading  

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Tracing the settling of Asia Minor refugees in the heart of Athens

Metaichmio Publications and Friends of the Centre of Asia Minor Studies based on Angeliki Darlasi’s book “Boy at the lodge”, with the author herself and Nikos Nikolaidis, PhD candidate of History, as guides, organize a walk which recalls memories from the reception and settling of refugees from Asia Minor in the historic centre of Athens. Reservations: pressoffice@metaixmio.gr or 211 3003500,ext. 273 (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 a.m.).

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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…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 Folk Art and Tradition Museum Angeliki Hatzimichali" of Foteni Chambra & Zoe Skalidi (Traveler editions) For parents and children 6 - 12 years old. Organizer: OPANDA, Department of Library Collections & Cultural Spaces Section: Educational Activities Free by priority, subject to availability, Tel 210-3452150, Monday- Friday 10am - 6pm, email melina@opanda.gr

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The Grimm of our books: The three golden wings of the dragon

Dramatized narration of a magical tale of European tradition written by the Grimm brothers. On account of the narrative a screening on the life of Grimm brothers and their  work of collecting and recording fairy tales will be presented. Organizer: Library4all, Free Thinking Zone Bookstore, Athens 2018 -World Book Capital of the City of Athens Section: Educational Activities Participation: Open event for children from 5 years of age and above More information / bookings: 210 3617461, info@freethinkingzone.gr, info@library4all.com

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Multilingual Adulthood

The Little Paris of Athens 2018 honors Athens, this year’s World Book, through the event "Multilingual Adulthood", a reading relay, with  book and different languages ​​spoken in the region as relay batons . Two groups consisting of 5 members of increasing age (9, 15, 30, 45 and 60) will "Compete" in this activity which starts at  the 51st Elementary School of Athens (Akininatou 40, Vathi Square) and ends up in a traditional café of Saint Paul. Organizer: Athens Art Network, supported by OPANDA Section: Discovering  Reading Treasures

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Translation Month: Translation Meet-up #3

A series of talks and events giving the audience the chance to discover the secrets of translators and the many facets of their work. ‘Translation Meet-ups’ (‘Antonis Tritsis’ Auditorium of City of Athens, 30/9, 4,13,20/10 και 4/11) is a series of panel discussions with experts from the publishing world, renowned scientists and academics talking about the different aspects of the translation process. Topics vary from intellectual property rights for translators, to audiovisual translation, literature for young adults, the promotion of Greek literature abroad and more. Via playful workshops (‘Translator for a day’ 6/10 and ‘Translation Slam’ 24/10) the friends of books will have a chance to get better acquainted with the translation process, either by creating their own translations or by comparing two translations of the same text. Organizer: Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP) Section: Celebrating Reading Free entrance Form more information: www.peempip.gr , https://facebook.com/peempip/

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Athens in Alexis Stamatis work

Kastaniotis Editions Athens plays a key role in the work of Alexis Stamatis. The author guides us in the city following the steps of the heroes in his novels. Free participation, book your place at ismini@kastaniotis.com

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Athens Free: Readings- Literature and History at Megaron #1, Speech event

Discussion between the author Nikos Davetas and the historian Vangelis Karamanolakis. Coordinator: Lambrini Kouzeli, journalist. Organizer: "12 October 1944. Athens free" (co-organized by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Attica Region-Central Section, Municipality of Athens, General State Archives, ERT) with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens

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Memories by Nikos Kavoukidis, Modern Greek Documentary

Theatrical release of the documentary “Memories” by Nikos Kavoukidis, followed by a discussion with the director. In the framework of Athens Free Organizer: "12 October 1944. Athens Free" (co-organized by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Attica Region-Central Section, Municipality of Athens, General State Archives, ERT), with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens

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Literary Spaces- Leisure Time, Action # 1

We connect the work of modern Greek writers with spots in Athens, enhancing the experiential connection of the Athenian with the book but also showcasing these places through the books. In addition, the book constitutes the starting point for collective action and expression on the issues of our city life.  Design / Implementation: We do not play in UrbanDig_Uskakova. ACTION 1 An event for the children of the Hospitality Structure inspired by the "Crystal Rose" by Plato Rodokanakis. With the help of two experienced art educators, children color a botany book, we share stories about flowers and descriptions of Rodokanakis and we make life out of it. We convert the  pages in masks and puppet show figures and end up celebrating at a feast with music. Organizer: “We do not play” Urban Non Profit, Urban Non Profit Company, UrbanDig Project, SynAthina, supported by  "Athens 2018 - World Capital Book "of the City of Athens Section: Celebrating Reading

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Stories that Bring Us Together: storytelling from around the world in different languages #4

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: WeNeedBooks, Greek Forum of Refugees, “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” city of Athens Section: Celebrating Reading Entrance: Free by registration at communication@refugees.gr

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Athens Free: The past underneath: Athens’ bunkers

Urban legends, underground secrets, historical paradoxes, hellholes yet places of expression. Konstantinos Kyrimis guides us to 14 bunkers in Athens and Piraeus, unfolding their stories. Organizer: "12 October 1944. Athens Free" (co-organized by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Attica Region-Central Section, Municipality of Athens, General State Archives, ERT), with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens. Section: Contemporary Narratives  

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Athens Free: 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. Organizer: "12 October 1944. Athens Free" (co-organized by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Attica Region-Central Section, Municipality of Athens, General State Archives, ERT), with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens. Scientific research/documentation/editing: Yiannis Glavinas, Historian Phd , Menelaos Charalampidis, Historian Phd Exhibition design: Anna Enepekidou, Hellenic Parliament Foundation,  Thymios Presvitis, Peak design Section: Contemporary Narratives   Opening event: October 5th 2018.  The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Mr. Nikolaos Voutsis, will inaugurate the exhibition. Special open tour on the inauguration day at 22:00. The exhibition stays open until 24:00, participating at the Culture Night organized by Athens Culture Net, within the framework of “Athens 2018-World Book Capital” of the City of Athens. An educational program to accompany the exhibition. Program planning: The Hellenic Parliament Foundation – Section for Educational programs. Educational Tours for schools: Monday to Friday 09.30 a.m. & 11.30 a.m.

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Athens Free: Readings- Literature and History at Megaron #2

Discussion between the author Elissavet Chronopoulou and the historian Menelaos Charalampidis. Coordinator: Elissavet Kotzia, literary critic. Organizer: "12 October 1944. Athens free" (co-organized by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Attica Region-Central Section, Municipality of Athens, General State Archives, ERT), with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens Section: Contemporary Narratives Description: Speech event

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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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Walk in the courtyard of the Parliament

The Library of the Hellenic Parliament “reveals” the unseen sides of the Parliament building the general public backed up with guided tours inside and around the building, following a route with stops at historical and cultural points of interest. Participation: free upon reservation. Maximum attendance 30 people per group [Upon presentation of police ID] More information / bookings:  info@athens2018.gr Organizer: Library of the Hellenic Parliament. Supported by Athens Culture Net Celebrating Reading: Celebrating  Reading

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Why Read? The Role of Writers & Books in the 21st Century

Conference of the Hellenic Authors Society. Why read? Why write? Why translate? Aspects of these questions are addressed by writers and scholars in an international symposium organized by The Hellenic Authors’ Society in cooperation with the Institute of Comparative Literature & Society of Columbia University and the Department of English Language & Literature of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Participants include: Athanasiou, G.-I. Babassakis, C. Bakken, C. Charalambakis, Y. Chouliaras, Ph. Dracodaidis, R. Galanaki, T. Goudelis, S. Gourgouris, A. Karavanta, E. Maroniti, C. Merrill, A. Michalopoulou, M. Modinos, A. Papakonstantinou, T. Patrikios, J. Politi, L. Sakelliou, A.E. Stallings, A. Stratigopoulou, F. Tsalikoglou, T. Valtinos, V. Vassilikos, A. Vistonitis, Y. Yatromanolakis. Program: Writers & Readers Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:00 - 13:30 Panel 1 Language & Translation Thursday, October 18, 2018 16:00 - 18:30 Panel 2 Writers & Books Friday, October 19, 2018 11:00 - 13:30 Panel 3 The Future of Writing Friday, October 19, 2018 16:00 - 18:30 Panel 4 Why Read? Friday, October 19, 2018 19:00 - 21:00 Round table Section: Celebrating Reading

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Athens Free: Children’s literature at Theotokopoulos Mansion Section

Thursday 18 October The author Lotti Petrovic-Androutsopoulou meets the students of the 142nd Primary School of Athens. An educational happening with the visual artist and museum educator Eftichia Tsoulouchopoulou follows the meeting. Location: Theotokopoulos Mansion, Time: 10:30   Friday 19 October The author Angeliki Darlasi meets the students of the 132nd Primary School of Athens. An educational happening with the visual artist and museum educator Eftichia Tsoulouchopoulou follows the meeting. Time: 10:30-11:30 Section: Educational activities Organizer: "12 October 1944. Athens free" (co-organized by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Attica Region-Central Section, Municipality of Athens, General State Archives, ERT), with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens

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Rare materials exhibition: The history of medical School in Athens through the treasures of the Library of Health Sciences.

The exhibition includes lectures, based on old books of the Health Sciences Library, aiming to highlight the course of the Medical School of the University of Athens through time. In the context of these lectures the work and contribution of teachers of the Medical School through their books and publications will be presented, while special focus will be drawn onto the infectious diseases and the diseases that have plagued the population in the past years. The lectures are backed up with the exhibition of the Medical School historical books, which include editions from 19th century and with rich material of cognitive subjects of the School, such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, surgery, infectious diseases etc. Parallel Events: October 18, 11:00 to 13:00 Lecture: "Texts of Greek Professors of the Medical School of Athens, from the 19th century, kept in the Library of Health Sciences of the University of Athens". October 19, 11:00 to 13:00 Lecture:"The history of malaria in Greece through the collection of the Library of Health Sciences". Participation: Free entrance Organizer: Library & Information Center. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens supported by Athens Culture Net Program Section: Celebrating Reading

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Athens Free at the Athens’ Music School

Speech event & concert. Discussion between the author Thanasis Skroumpelos and the historian-journalist Dimitris Cosmidis. Concert with “Folk Songs from the Occupation Era. Hymns on Bravery and Freedom” performed by the “Greek Traditional Music Ensemble” of the Athens’ Music School. Section: Contemporary Narratives

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Voreas (NORTH) and Oritheia (TIME): Astronomical observations, mythological narratives

Night observation of celestial bodies as seen from  the shores of Ilissos, where Phaidros, according to Plato, asked Socrates, if indeed the god Vorean had grabbed - from that place - Oreithyia, the daughter of the king of Athens, Erechtheus. This might have been just another myth, from a mythology so strong that it was even imprinted on the starry dome! Contributors: Astronomy & Space Company - Salamina Branch. Participation free Organizer: art / European Animation Center, with the support of the Greek National Tourism Organization Section: Celebrating Reading

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Walk in Athens of War through the books of Loti Petrovits-Androutsopoulou

Participants will have the opportunity to walk along with Lotti Petrovich-Androutsopoulou in the area of ​​Exarheia where she was born and lived during the Greek occupation. Starting from Akadimias Street and climbing up to Strefi Hill, they will gaze at historical points along the route with parallel readings from the books “the time of  Chocolate and a Song for three”. Duration: 2.5 hours Entrance: Free participation of up to 30 people. Reservation is required at 2103650024 and ekdiloseis@patakis.gr Organizer: Patakis Publications supported by Athens 2018 - World Book Capital of the City of Athens Section: Athenian Book Itineraries

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Beat the BookBug! Game #3

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+ Participation: free More information at info@freethinkingzone.gr and 210 3617461 Organiser: Free Thinking Zone, with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens Section: Celebrating Reading

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The libraries of the University of Athens meet their audience: The attorney I never became!!!

Brief Description: People coming from the domains of literature and arts who have studied law  discuss with the public (especially the students of the faculty) the impact of these studies on their artistic work. Writers, actors, journalists, painters, musicians, analyze what it means to be engaged, but not married, to legal science. Coordinated by law professor and writer Lena Diane Design/Curation: Vasiliki Stratantouna - Dimitra Boulogouri Participation free Organizer: Library & Information Center, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens supported by Athens Culture Net Section: Celebrating Reading

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TRANSLATION MONTH – TRANSLALTION MEET-UP #4 – 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. Organizer: Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP) Section: Celebrating Reading Free entrance Form more information: www.peempip.gr , facebook.com/peempip  

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Tripodon Street and the surrounding monuments from antiquity to the present day

A walking tour inspired by the book "Monastiraki - Plaka. The Neighborhoods of the Gods ", where the guide and writer Artemis Skoubourdis will wander with us in the oldest district of Europe, along the ancient road and monuments of diverse Era:" Kati's House ", Agios Nikolaos Ragavas, Metochi of the Holy Tomb, the Old University, the Roman Agora, and Ancient Agora (Southeastern wing). The walk will finish at the entrance of the Ancient Agora where Tripodon Street met the “Panathinea” Street, in the area where Democracy and Tragic Poetry were born, the two great gifts that Athenians left as legacy to mankind from the end of the 6th century. Participation: free Registration at: 210 3650027/3650028

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The libraries of the University of Athens meet their audience: Children, tell us about the law?

Presentation of children's books with implications or narration about law and justice, by writers who studied law. The event will be held in collaboration with the publishing house "Legal Library". The audience, children, parents and students, will have the opportunity to discuss with the writers and discover the lost treasure hidden on the Library shelves through an  innovative guided tour led by the library’s staff. Design/Curation: Vasiliki Stratantouna - Dimitra Boulogouri Participation: free Organizer: Library & Information Center, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens supported by Athens Culture Net Section:  Celebrating Reading

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Manuscripts, letters and publications from the life and work of Angeliki Chatzimichali

An exhibition focusing on Angeliki Chatzimichali's manuscripts on her life and folk art, including her own letters to and from eminent figures of the spiritual life of that times, publications from the daily and periodical press with reference to her work, both during her life and after her death. At the same time the Museum presents her work entitled "Models of Greek Decorations" as a typical case knowledge transcription from oral tradition to paper. More information / Reservations at  210 3243987, 210 3243972 Free admission Organizer: OPANDA Section: Book and the Arts

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Athens Free: Readings: Literature and History at Megaron #3

Speech event. Discussion between the author Christos Chomenidis and the historian Ilias Nikolakopoulos. Coordinator: Yiannis Baskozos Section: Contemporary Narratives Organizer: "12 October 1944. Athens Free" (co-organized by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Attica Region-Central Section, Municipality of Athens, General State Archives, ERT), with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens

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5th Literary Relay – From Vignette to newspaper post (Nikos Vatopoulos) in short

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 5th relay, Nikos Vatopoulos, representative of the narrative style Vignette hands off the baton to Thodoris Gkonis, writer of short stories. The event is coordinated by Andreas Georgiadis & Mary Adamopoulou. Free entrance Organizer: Athens 2018 World Book Capital of the City of Athens, Metaichmio Publishers Section: Greek Writers

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Norman Ohler: Over-stimulation: Drugs in the Third Reich

The Nazis presented themselves as opponents of moral degeneration. And yet, as revealed in the fascinating bestseller of German journalist and novelist Norman Ohler, Hyper-Stimulation: Drug in Drought in Dritten Reich (translated by Vassilis Tsalis & Christos Kokkolaos) drug use was widespread. Substances such as cocaine, heroin, morphine and methamphetamines were used by laborers and even housewives, and they were particularly important for the army. Drug use in the higher ranks of the hierarchy negatively affected decision-making, with Hitler and his followers resorting to potentially deadly cocktails as Germany's position deteriorated. Although ndrugs alone cannot explain the events of the Second World War or its outcome, Ohler's research is changing our perception of them. Although he is not a historian, he did extensive research in German and American records and interviewed eyewitnesses, historians and doctors. Organizer: Metaichmio Publishers supported by Athens 2018 - World Book Capital of the City of Athens Section: A world of Writers

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Athens Free: Readings: Literature and History at Megaron #4

Speech event Discussion between the author Maro Douka and the historian Antonis Liakos. Coordinator: Manolis Pimplis Section: Contemporary Narratives Organizer: "12 October 1944. Athens Free" (co-organized by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, Attica Region-Central Section, Municipality of Athens, General State Archives, ERT), with the support of “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens.  

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The Itinerant Library of the Network for Children’s Rights #11

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. 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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Rare book collection of the 16th-18th century from the Public Historical Library of Andritsena

The National Historical Museum, the Andritsena Public Historical Library and the Swiss Association of Friends of the Library of Andritsena co-organize an exhibition with rare publications fdating back to the 16th century that come from the Nikolopoulos Collection and concern the bloom of the ancient Greek literature in Western Europe impacted by the appearance of typography. The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Swiss Embassy. In the context of the exhibition, a workshop on "The beginnings of typography and the blooming of Greek letters" is organized on November 25, 2018. The workshop will focus on the Greek publishing production in Europe, its content and  importance for the printing industry, the "reading" of printing labels and the art of bookbinding. Entrance: Free by priority More information at 210 32 37 617 (int. 103, 203) Sub-Action: 25 November 2018 Workshop: "The origins of typography and the blooming of Greek letters in Europe" Organizer: Public Library of Andritsena- Association des Amis de la Biblotheque Andritsena (Swiss Association of Friends of Andritsena’s Library) - National Historical Museum. Section: Open Collections

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Translation Slam

A series of talks and events giving the audience the chance to discover the secrets of translators and the many facets of their work. ‘Translation Meet-ups’ ("Antonis Tritsis" Auditorium of City of Athens, 30/9, 4,13,20/10 και 4/11) is a series of panel discussions with experts from the publishing world, renowned scientists and academics talking about the different aspects of the translation process. Topics vary from intellectual property rights for translators, to audiovisual translation, literature for young adults, the promotion of Greek literature abroad and more. Via playful workshops (‘Translator for a day’ 6/10 and ‘Translation Slam’ 24/10) the friends of books will have a chance to get better acquainted with the translation process, either by creating their own translations or by comparing two translations of the same text. Free entrance Form more information: www.peempip.gr , facebook.com/peempip Organisation: Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP) Category: Celebrating Reading

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Presentation of Finance Books #2

The Network participates in "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" aiming at the promotion of the quality of finance book and its emergence as a valuable tool for information Book Presentation: Beyond Ease - For a New Dynamic in the Greek Economy (University Publications of Crete, 2017) Coordinated by Vagianos Dimitris - Professor of London School of Economics Vetta Nikos - Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business, General Director of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), Megre Kostas - Professor at  Yale University, Pissaridis Christoforos - Professor of London School of Economics [Nobel Financial Award 2010] Free entrance. Electronic application form required at http://diovi.lib.unipi.gr Organizer: Hellenic Economic Library Network (H.E.LI.N.) Section: Round Tables

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Literary Spaces- Leisure Time, Action #3

We connect the work of modern Greek writers with spots in Athens, enhancing the experiential connection of the Athenian with the book but also showcasing these places through books. In addition, the book constitutes the starting point for collective action and expression on the issues of our city life.  Design / Implementation: We do not play in UrbanDig_Uskakova. ACTION 3 The "singer of the shop" presents in a melodious way the characters of "We will become people" by Peter Bitter ". The action showcases the life of workers and their nightly entertainment in the area of Omonoia. Through a performative process, the singer “auctions” a handful of her songs to the one who will make the best offer: The best buyer will give her valuable free time from his/ her own daily routine. The show is interactive and focuses on the perception "free time" in our everyday life in the city, in a working environment for fun as set out in the book of Petros Pikros. Place: "En Omonoia" cafe at the Stoa at Piraeus Street 4 Times:16:00, 17:30, 19:00 (duration 30') Organizer: “We do not play” Urban Non Profit, Urban Non Profit Company, UrbanDig Project, SynAthina, supported by  "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital "of the City of Athens Section: Celebrating Reading

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Moments from the history of the Greek-Soviet Society

Photographic material, publications and documents from the period of the Greco-Soviet Association, are exhibited on the premises of the Pushkin Institute. The history of the Greco-Soviet Association began in 1945 and came to an end in 1991, when the Soviet Union dissolved.  As a carrier of culture and education, the Association played an important role in the presentation in Greece of the scientific and cultural work of the USSR, the dissemination of the Russian language in our country, as well as in the sending of thousands of Greek students for studies in the then-Soviet Republics. Information and reservations at Tel. 210-3302051, Monday-Friday 10: 00-12: 00, email info@pushkin.gr Organizer: Pushkin Institute supported by Athens Culture Net and the Foundation for the Greek-Russian Cooperation Section: Open Collections

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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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A Book Affair – Temporärer Kunst-Buchladen: Action #11 – POLYPEN & NEXT SPRING: SABETH BUCHMANN, KERSTIN STAKEMEIER, LAURA PRESTON

Sabeth Buchmann is a theorist and author, head of the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Her texts are regularly published in Artforum and Texte zur Kunst and she is a co-publisher of POLYPEN. She will discuss with writer and critic Kerstin Stakemeier on her new book Deformed Formalism: Processes of Antimodal Defined Formalisms: Processes of Antimodern Aesthetics. Laura Preston, author and editor at  Next Spring, presents the second edition of the magazine Athens, June 18, which focuses on the work of Marianna Christofides, based in Berlin, with texts by Elena Parpa. 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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Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika: Painting for Books

Combining painting and literature, the exhibition gives the public the opportunity to browse through a collection of older publications and discover Ghika’s great art of illustration. Organizer: Benaki Museum - Ghika Gallery, Athens International Airport, Costa Navarino Program Section: Book & the Arts

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TRANSLATION MONTH – TRANSLATION MEET-UP #5 – TRANSLATION AND CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Let’s take a dip into the marvelous world of children’s literature accompanied by translators, writers, illustrators, publishers and literary agents and let’s talk about writing for children, translation, adaptation of classic novels for a younger readership and how all these jointly promote children’s love for reading. Let’s explore whether Greek children’s books appeal to a foreign audience and how they could be promoted among foreign publishers. Organizer: Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP) Section: Celebrating Reading Free entrance Form more information: www.peempip.gr , facebook.com/peempip  

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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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