CULTURE

Poets, launches, discussions and other book fare

Modern Love, in all its guises, was the theme of a poetry event held by the British Council in Athens on Sunday and Monday and at Thessaloniki’s Mylos Club on Tuesday. Four young British writers read from their work to the accompaniment of music programmed by DJ and producer A-Cyde. Jacob Sam-La Rose’s verse ranged from love at a carnival to family love, including a tender tribute to his mother, and reflective pieces on fathers – present and absent. Roger Robinson shared a short story about the kind of unwelcome surprise a new relationship might hold in store, and Sophie Woolley read excerpts from her satirical monologues, including some raunchy excerpts from her DJ Bird diaries about a diehard groupie. This was an enjoyable event, but more effective PR is needed to pull in the younger crowd that would most appreciate it. Controversial book Christopher Hitchen’s controversial book, «The Trial of Henry Kissinger,» is out in a Greek translation by Thanassis Yiannakopoulos from Hestia Publishers. Journalists Elias Demetracopoulos, Michalis Katsigeras and Stelios Kouloglou will speak at the launching on November 13, 12.30 p.m., at the Foreign Press Association, 23 Academias St. Victor Hugo The Stoa tou Vivliou is marking its Poetic Forum with a daylong tribute to «Victor Hugo: Citizen of the World,» on Monday, November 11. A special program for junior high school pupils starts at 10 a.m., and at 7 p.m. a panel will discuss «Les Miserables – Forever» (5 Pesmazoglou and Stadiou). For information, call 210.325.3989. ‘Sea of Promise’ The N.P. Goulandris Foundation is launching «Sea of Promise,» a portfolio of lithographs by Takis Katsoulidis and poems by Titos Patrikios on Nov. 14, 8 p.m., 4 Neophytou Douka St, Kolonaki, tel 210.722.321.