From Alexandria to Athens: Discovering Cavafy

Professor Gonda Van Steen, the Koraes Chair at the Centre for Hellenic Studies and Department of Classics at King’s College London and a member of the academic committee for the Alexandria Cavafy House, joins Thanos Davelis to explore why making Cavafy widely accessible – from his Alexandria home to the Cavafy Archive in Athens – is important, and look at why his work still inspires us today.

House of celebrated poet to be restored

After years of abandonment, the house in the Plaka district of Athens once belonging to the celebrated Greek poet Kostis Palamas, will be restored and given a new lease on life as a landmark and as a place to exhibit his work and to study modern Greek literature.

Cavafy Archive opens to the public

One hundred and sixty years after the birth of Constantine Cavafy, the influential Greek poet, journalist, and civil servant from Alexandria, the Onassis Foundation is adding a landmark to downtown Athens and a milestone in Cavafy research by setting up the Cavafy Archive on Frynichou Street in Plaka, which opens to the public on Wednesday.

Caroline Vout receives London Hellenic Prize award

British classicist and art historian Caroline Vout received the London Hellenic Prize award during a recent ceremony held at the Hellenic Center in London for her book, “Exposed: The Greek and Roman Body” (published by Profile/Wellcome). 

It All Began Here | Corfu | September 5-26

Corfu’s artistic allure takes center stage as the Solomos Museum, in collaboration with the Society of Corfiot Studies, presents an illuminating lecture series.

Americans to star at Thessaloniki Book Fair

American literature will be the special focus at this year’s 19th Thessaloniki Book Fair on May 4-7, which will feature authors, translators and professionals from around 40 countries and a rich program of events.

Poetry & Jazz | Athens | February 17

Cuban musician, composer, producer and poet Yoel Soto teams up with Greek fellow poet and translator Klety Sotiriadou for a night of poetry and jazz at the Goulandris Museum.