International day for verse

To celebrate International Poetry Day today, the National Book Center (EKEBI) and the Society of Writers are holding a discussion and reception at the Goethe Institute, 14-16 Omirou, at 7.30 p.m. «What use are poets in such mean-spirited times?» the poet Hölderlin once asked, and this is the topic poets Titos Patrikios and Stratis Paschalis, and the writer Stelios Ramfos will address. Literary critic and translator Aris Berlis is the coordinator. Poetry reading Compendium keeps up its tradition of poetry readings on the third Thursday of the month. Today’s featured poets are Nancy Horton and Ian Pollard, who will both read from their work at 8 p.m. Be there at 7.30 p.m. for wine and conversation. An «open mike» session, when members of the audience are invited to read their poems, follows the scheduled readings. Compendium Bookstore is at 24 Nikis St. For inquiries, call 010.982.6590. Greek books abroad Greek literature goes abroad this week, with presentations in Paris and Leipzig. The annual Salon du Livre takes place from March 22-27 in Paris. EKEBI, the Panhellenic Federation of Publishers and Booksellers (POEB), the Greek Culture Ministry (YPPO) and Desmos bookstore are presenting six Greek authors at various group events, including a discussion on writer-translators. Costas Mourselas, Costas Papageorgiou, Ziranna Zatelli, Andreas Staikos, Alki Zei and Sofia Zarambouka will take part and sign their books. Six crime writers make up the Greek contingent invited by EKEBI to the Leipzig Book Fair from March 22-24. Andreas Apostolidis, Athina Kakouri, Petros Markaris, Petros Martinidis, Marlena Politopoulou and Filippos Filippou will appear at two events: «Scene of the Crime» at 174 Karl-Liennecht-Str, followed by a Greek party with live music, and «Two Two-Faced Ladies» at the Cafe Europe Center on March 23 at the Leipzig Book Fair. No Man’s Land

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