CULTURE

Writers on Paros; poetry

The European Translation Center (EKEMEL) followed up last year’s encounter between Greek writers and European journalists with a seminar at the Home of Literature on Paros last weekend. Ten writers – Thanassis Valtinos, Demosthenes Kourtovik, Amanda Michalopoulou, Apostolos Doxiadis, Evgenia Fakinou, Vassilis Vassilikos, Rhea Galanaki, Giorgos Skambardonis, Alexis Stamatis and Zyranna Zatelli – met journalists and critics from The Guardian, The Independent, TLS, Le Monde, Le Soir, Frankfurter Algemeine Archiv, Rheinsicher Merkur, Panorama, Le Figaro, Courrier and Kathimerini English Edition (see article above). The event concluded on Sunday evening with the official opening of the Home of Literature, a joint project between EKEMEL and the Municipality of Paros. Formerly the Xenia Hotel, the Home of Literature will operate all year round. Poetry anthology An ambitious new anthology just out from Cosmos Publishing is being presented at Compendium bookstore next Thursday, July 15, at 8 p.m. «A Century of Greek Poetry 1900-2000» is a bilingual edition comprising 456 poems by 108 poets. Edited by leading Hellenists and translators Peter Bien, Edmund Keeley, Karen Van Dyck and Peter Constantine, the anthology contains many poems and translations which are being published for the first time, including Kimon Friar’s unpublished amendments to his original translations. A question-and-answer session with Keeley and contributor David Connolly will follow the presentation. Compendium, 28 Nikis, Syntagma, tel 210.322.1248