CULTURE

Book events for all tastes

The fifth International Publishers Exhibition in Nicosia this weekend, February 22-23, at the Cyprus Hilton, focuses on education. Seminars, workshops and presentations will cover the latest developments in foreign language teaching. Admission is free to foreign language teachers, college and university professors. Programs available from the Cyprus Hilton, Archbishop Markarios III Ave, Nicosia. Information in Athens, tel 210.984.2155. Discussing Dante The Stoa tou Vivliou book arcade is holding the 15th event in its series «Poetry in an Unpoetic World» with a discussion on «Dante Alighieri: Hell, Purgatory, Paradise – Sin Continues.» Professor Gerasimos Zoras will speak on «Approaches to Dante,» poet Maria Dalmati will discuss «Dante and His Era,» and Costas Kastanas will read excerpts from the «Divine Comedy,» accompanied by flautist Petros Steryiopoulos, February 24, 5 Pesmazoglou & Stadiou, 8 p.m. Tel. 210.325.3989. For theater-lovers Launching Miltos Lidorikis’s new album, «Costas Mousouris: Passion for the Theater,» Kastantiotis Publishers and International Cultural Relations are holding an evening dedicated to the Moussouri Theater, its founder and actors. Marios Ploritis, Platon Mavromoustakos and Lidorikis will speak and actors Jenny Roussea, Betty Arvaniti and Peggy Trikalioti will read. Moussouri Theater, Karytsi Sq, February 24, 8 p.m. Tel. 210.331.0936. ‘Not Even My Name’ Thea Halo’s book «Not Even My Name,» (Picador, 2002), translated into Greek for Govostis Publishers by Marina Frangou, recounts the extraordinary tale of her mother Sano’s early childhood in Asia Minor and her survival of a death march forced on Pontic Greeks in Turkey in 1920. The Greek Book Club is discussing the book on Wednesday, February 26. Speakers are social worker and Greek Book Club Vice President Anastassia Tsiakalou, historian Vlassis Agtzidis, and Christos Galanidis, president of the Federation of Pontian Associations of Europe. Stoa tou Vivliou. 6.30 p.m.