New titles and a tribute

Postponed last week because of the snow, it’s going to happen next week, rain or shine, says publisher Kastaniotis. The launch of Maria Laina’s new novel «To noima» (The Meaning), a comedy, will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 3. Actors Maria Katsandri and Katerina Papaioakovou will present the book and Eni Koukoula will show slides. (Kentro Logou kai Technis, 104 Themistocleous St, tel 210.382.6185.) ‘Beautiful Life’ Actor Costas Kastanos will read and Elina Savvidou will play the piano at the launch of Zeta’s Kountouri’s short-story collection «Omorfi zoi» (Beautiful Life), published by Kedros. Journalist and Deputy Mayor Nina Vlachou and poet Angeliki Sidira will present the book at 7 p.m. on March 3 at the G. Drosini Museum (Kifissia Municipal Library, A. Theodoron & D. Kyriakou St, Kifissia, tel 210.801.2642). Homage The Stoa tou Vivliou book arcade and Professor Georgios Babiniotis, president of the Philekpedeftiki Etairia, invite the public to an event in honor of writer Costas Stergiopoulos and his work on March 3 at 7 p.m. Poet and academic Nasos Vagenas and professors Ada Katsiki-Givalou and Eri Stavropoulou will speak and Stergiopoulos will read his poems. (5 Pesmazoglou St, tel 210.325.3989.) Celebrating women «Women Yesterday and Today» is Roula Kaklamanaki’s latest book and the subject of a discussion at the Eleftheroudakis bookstore at 7 p.m. on March 6, just two days before International Women’s Day. The author has worked as lawyer, judge, member of Parliament, deputy minister and editor. Kedros Publishers invites you the join the discussion over a glass of wine. (17 Panepistimiou St, tel 210.325.8440.)