New books, classic film

Dora, the heroine of Makis Tsitas’s picture books «My name is Dora» and «Dora and Odysseas,» published by Ellinika Grammata, invites young readers to the Papanikolaou bookstore this Saturday, November 27 at 12 noon for readings, games and surprises. At 87 Eleftheriou Venizelou, Nea Smyrni, tel 210.389.1828. Kastaniotis launches Giorgos Carter’s new book, «Greek Radio and Television: History and Stories,» on Monday, November 29, at the Athens journalists’ union. The speakers are theater critic Costas Georgosopoulos, senior sports correspondent Yiannis Diakoyiannis and PASOK deputies Sylvana Rapti and Costas Skandalidis. At 12.30 p.m., 20 Academias, tel 210.330.1208. The Stoa tou Vivliou book arcade is showcasing the latest work of scholar Iosif Vivilakis, assistant professor of theater studies at Athens University tonight at 8 p.m. Speakers are Walter Puchner, chair of Athens University’s theater studies department, honorary professor Michalis Meraklis, and political scientist Costas Zouraris. At 5 Pesmazoglou & Stadiou, tel 210.325.3989. Classics on film Sunday encounters with literary cinema continue at Apollon Filmcenter. Sunday’s film is «The Glass Cell» by Hans Geissenndoerfer, based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel. At 19 Stadiou, tel 210.323.6811. We welcome your feedback. Please direct any comments or queries you might have about articles on this page to [email protected]