CULTURE

The literary week ahead

Enjoy Greek fairy tales on CD at noon Saturday at Eleftheroudakis bookstore, when Acroasis Publications presents the CD «Organa kai toumbana» (Instruments and Percussion). (Eleftheroudakis, 17 Panepistimiou Street, tel 210.325.8440.) Happy Village SOS Children’s Villages Greece and Starbucks celebrate their fifth anniversaries with the launch of Eugene Trivizas’s latest book «To horio tis haras» (Happy Village), published by Papadopoulos, at Starbucks in Kolonaki on October 17 at 12.20 p.m. (Starbucks, 12 Skoufa Street, Kolonaki, tel 210.281.6134.) Paul Valery The Paul Valery University of Montpellier, the French Archaeological School of Athens and the European Translation Center (EKEMEL) are holding a two-day international conference on «Paul Valery, Greece, Europe» next week, October 18-19. Valery’s work, which included philosophical dialogues based on the Platonic model, had a deep connection with Greece. Speakers from Greece and abroad will explore Valery’s connections with poetry, modern Greece and Sikelianos. (Starting 9.30 a.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. Friday. French Archaeological School, 6 Didotou Street, tel 210.367.9902-2.) Adventure of writing Writer Zefi Kolia will appear at the Nikaia Cultural Center at 8 p.m. on October 15 to talk about her books and the adventure of writing. Fellow-writer Christos Christopoulos will read extracts from Kolia’s work. (Nikaia City Hall, 10 P. Tsaldari Street, tel 210.427.8100.) Dragon-mania Theater games will be part of the fun at noon this Saturday at the Evripidis ston Stoa bookstore, when popular children’s writer Philippos Mandilaras presents his book «Dracomania» (Dragonmania), published by Patakis. (Evripidis ston Stoa, 11 A. Papandreou Avenue, tel 210.680.0647.)