CULTURE

One week of literary fare

Are you interested in learning how to write? IntroBooks and Papasotiriou bookstores are launching Manina Zoumboulaki’s book «Pos na grafeis» (How to Write) today at 7 p.m. Poet and professor Mimis Souliotis will introduce and actors Dimitra Matsouka and Haris Assimakopoulos will read extracts. (Papasotiriou, 37 Panepistimiou Street & Korai Square. Information, tel 210.270.5321.) Making money If you’d like to make money and gain more time, advice will be on offer at Patakis bookstore Tuesday at 7 p.m. It’s the launch of Stathis Papayiannidis’s book, «Pos na yineis plousios (kai se chrono)» (How to Get Rich – In Time As Well). Psychologist Giorgos Pinteris, TV presenter Eftychis Bletsas and the author will be on hand to explain. (Patakis, 65 Academias Street, tel 210.365.0028.) Poetry Distinguished poet Dinos Christianopoulos will present himself and his work tomorrow, November 2, at the Athens Concert Hall in the second of the Megaron Plus Greek Poetry Today series. Admission is free and tickets are available from 6 p.m., or 5.30 p.m., depending on demand. Early arrival is recommended as the Megaron Plus events attract large crowds. (Nikos Skalkottas Auditorium, Athens Concert Hall, Vas. Sofias Avenue & 1 Kokkali Street, tel 210.728.2333.) Translation prize Translators of works into Greek from English, French, Italian, German and Spanish are invited to submit books published in 2007 for the Literary Translation Prize. The prize, now in its second year, is a joint project of the European Translation Center (EKEMEL), with the British Council, the French Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Goethe Institute and the Cervantes Institute. Each award – which will be given for one book in each language, regardless of the number of translators – comes with a prize of 3,000 euros and a month’s stay at the House of Literature at Lefkes on Paros. Translators, and publishers of translated works, may submit applications, with three copies of the translation and one copy of the original work, by February 29, 2008, to EKEMEL, (2 Lykavittou Street, tel 210.363 9520. Forms are available from EKEMEL’s website: www. ekemel.gr.)