Professors David Connolly and Victor Ivanovic from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will chair the discussion which will follow. Literary translators Lina Sipitanou and Shorsha Sullivan will also participate in the event.
A special bilingual publication, containing extracts from works of each of the poets, will be available at the event and from bookshops and Cultural Institutes in Athens city centre.
The first Literary Ways event was hosted by the Municipality of Ilion in 2006 with participation of poets from Greece and Austria.
Literary Ways 2: Greece – Ireland
Melina Mercouri Cultural Centre
Agiou Fanouriou 99, Ilion, Athens.
Friday, 12 December at 20.00.
The event is organised with the support of the Municipality of Ilion, Culture Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland.
For further details contact:
or Caroline Phelan at mailto:mCaroline.Phelan@dfa.ie
Tassos Denegris (Athens,1934) has published 7 collections of poetry andtranslated, among others, J.L.Borges, J.Cortasar ,O. Paz, John DosPassos ,I. B. Singer. He has been translated into English, French,German, Spanish, Portuguese and Hungarian. Fellow at the International Writing Programme (Iowa,1975), invited guest at the Cambridge Poetry Festival (1983), he has also given readings in Belgrade, New Delhi, Strasbourg, Tuebingen, Colombia, Peru, USA, Spain, Nottingham. Tassos Denegris' collected poems "The Wildboar Speaks", was recently published by Ypsilon/books.
Susan Millar DuMars