CULTURE

Translators’ guesthouse

he European Translation Center (EKEMEL) has acquired a guesthouse for translators at Lefkes, Paros. Following discussions with Paros Mayor Yiannis Ragousis, the Municipality of Paros has formally decided to make the building, formerly a small hotel, available to EKEMEL. The guesthouse can accommodate about 20 visitors and will also be used for meetings of Greek and foreign writers and translators. And the balcony has an inspirational view, according to EKEMEL’s monthly bulletin, Apiliotis. Creative writing EKEMEL has adding another segment to its popular creative-writing courses. Novelist Thanassis Valtinos, winner of the State Award for Literature, will lead a creative-writing workshop in Greek running March 22 – May 17. (EKEMEL 210.363. 9520 [email protected]) Another Greece Twenty Greek poets, playwrights and novelists are setting out for Cannes next week to attend the third in a series of Balkan Culture Encounters run by the Association Balkans Transit. This year’s meeting, «Une autre Grece,» focuses on Greece. Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke, Thanassis Hadzopoulos, Lefki Molfesi, Stratis Paschalis, Titos Patrikios, Thanassis Heimonas, Christos Homeinidis, Auguste Corteau, Thodoros Grigoriadis, Aris Marangopoulos, Thanassis Valtinos, Eugene Trivizas and Vassilis Vassilikos will take part in discussions on literature with Jacques Bouchard and Michel Volkovitch, moderated by leading critics and journalists. Principe de Asturias Nominations are being called for eight international prizes awarded by the Principe de Asturias foundation. The prizes are awarded in the fields of communications and humanities, social sciences, art, letters, technical and scientific research, concord, international cooperation and sport. Past winners include Juergen Habermas, Susan Sontag, Jane Goodall and J.K. Rowling. The winner of each prize receives a diploma, a copy of a sculpture by Joan Miro, and the sum of 50,000 euros. The deadline for nominations is March 16. Nomination forms for Greek candidates are available from the Greek Culture Ministry’s international relations department. For information, call Marios Costakis at 210.820.1786.