CULTURE

Poetry and new titles

Kedros publications presents «Ap’ta kokkala vgalmena» (From the Bones), a new novel by Giorgos Dendrinos, depicting an ambitious doctor’s ordeals in public hospitals. Journalist Fivos Karzis, writer Marlena Politopoulou and literary critic Vangelis Hatzivassileiou will discuss the book and actor Stelios Mainas will read extracts. (Today, at 7.30 p.m., at Eleftheroudakis bookstore, 17 Stadiou Street, tel Kedros, 210.380.9712.) Translation Poetry at Compendium presents Susan Matthias, translator of «Six Nights on the Acropolis,» a novel by George Seferis, tomorrow evening at 8 p.m. (At 5 Nikodimou & Nikis streets, off Syntagma Sq, tel 210.322.1248, 210.321.0226, e-mail address [email protected]) Byzantine reading Agra is launching a Greek edition of Italian Byzantinist Guglielmo Cavallo’s «Reading in Byzantium,» translated by Smaragda Tsohantaridou and Paolo Odorico, tomorrow at 8 p.m. The book is part of the publisher’s «Byzantina mathimata» (Byzantine Lessons) series. Agra, the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens and the Byzantine Museum invite readers to attend the launch, at which Cavallo and Odorico are scheduled to speak. (At the Byzantine Museum, 22 V. Sofias Avenue, tel 210.721.1027.) Geert Mak Popular Dutch writer Geert Mak is coming to Athens as the guest of the Royal Dutch Embassy, the Netherlands Institute of Athens and Metaichmio editions to launch the Greek edition of his book «In Europe: A Journey through the 20th Century.» Journalists Takis Kambylis, Yiannis Baskozos and Serapheim Fyntanidis will present the author and his work at noon on May 27. (At the Ianos bookstore, 24 Stadiou Street, tel 210.321.7917.) Therapy & art Agra presents «Psychotherapy and Art in Rehabilitation: The 18 Ano Example» by Katerina Matsa at the Stoa tou Vivliou book arcade on May 27 at 8 p.m. Drawings by residents of the 18 Ano drug rehabilitation center will be on display. (At 5 Pesmazoglou Street, tel 210.325.3989.) Belle Epoque Athens Yiannis Spandonis will speak on the central theme of his book, «In Athens in the Belle Epoque,» published by Eleftheri at the Herakleidon Museum on May 28, at 7 p.m. (arrival, 6.45 p.m.). The museum’s current exhibition focuses on «Toulouse-Lautrec and the Belle Epoque in Paris and Athens.» (At 16 Herakleion Street, Thiseion, tel 210.346.1981.)