2019 Greek Writers Festival

PROGRAM

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Who’s Who at The Greek Writers Festival

WHO’S WHO AT THE GREEK WRITERS FESTIVAL
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FESTIVAL PASS

FESTIVAL PASS The Greek Writers Festival makes its’ debut at the Greek Centre from 31 May to 8 June
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DAY PASS

DAY PASS   The Greek Writers Festival makes its’ debut at the Greek Centre from 31 May to 8 Jun
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Opening Night: Growing Up Greek and Rebellious

Fri 31 May | 6:30pm | OPENING NIGHT Growing Up Greek and Rebellious.  The inimitable Prof. Vrasidas
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Joyful Strains

Sat 1 Jun | 10:00am | JOYFUL STRAINS Following on from his landmark 2010 anthology Joyful Strains: M
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The Art of Poetry

Sat 1 Jun | 10:00am | THE ART OF POETRY That the word poem derives from the Greek word “poiema
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The Art of Fiction

Sat 1 Jun | 11:15am | THE ART OF FICTION   How does an author conceive a novel and execute that
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The Word and the Image

Sat 1 Jun | 11:15am | THE WORD AND THE IMAGE Join poet and researcher Dr. Lucy Van as she speaks to
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Hauntings: Trauma, the Uncanny, and the Supernatural

Sat 1 Jun | 1:45pm | HAUNTINGS: TRAUMA, THE UNCANNY, AND THE SUPERNATURAL   What is the link be
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Workshop: Writing Young Adult Fiction with Will Kostakis

Sat 1 Jun | 1:45pm | WORKSHOP: WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION WITH WILL KOSTAKIS Award-winning author W
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The Politics of Language

Sat 1 Jun | 3:00pm | THE POLITICS OF LANGUAGE   How does literature from marginalised communiti
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(Re)writing the “Migrant Working Class”

Sat 1 Jun | 4:15pm | (RE)WRITING THE “MIGRANT WORKING CLASS” Join Miles Franklin nominat
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Bilingualism and Identity

Sat 1 Jun | 4:15pm | BILINGUALISM AND IDENTITY If literature is a vehicle through which we make sens
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Forked Tongues: Bilingual Reading I

Sat 1 Jun |5:30pm | FORKED TONGUES: BILINGUAL READING I With over 200 different languages other than
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Forked Tongues: Bilingual Reading II

Sat 1 Jun | 5:30pm | FORKED TONGUES: BILINGUAL READING II With over 200 different languages other th
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From Bonegila to Maribyrnong

Sun 2 Jun | 10:00am | FROM BONEGILA TO MARIBYRNONG  How do you write about geographic displacement a
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Is there a “Greek Australian” literary canon?

Sun 2 Jun | 10:00am | IS THERE A “GREEK AUSTRALIAN” LITERARY CANON? Greeks have been wri
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Barricades and Barbed Wire: Writing Activism

Sun 2 Jun | 11:15am | BARRICADES AND BARBED WIRE: WRITING ACTIVISM Poet and founder of the Black Art
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The Art of Performance

Sun 2 Jun | 11:15am | THE ART OF PERFORMANCE What is the relationship between writing and performing
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Publishing from the Margins to the Mainstream

Sun 2 Jun | 1:45pm | PUBLISHING FROM THE MARGINS TO THE MAINSTREAM How do you accommodate marginal a
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From the Existential to the Divine

 Sun 2 Jun | 1:45pm | FROM THE EXISTENTIAL TO THE DIVINE This enlightening discussion with Prof. Vra
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The Old Greeks: Movies and the Memory of Migration

Sun 2 Jun | 3:00pm  | THE OLD GREEKS: MOVIES AND THE MEMORY OF MIGRATION Greek language academic and
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Πες τα Χρυσόστομε!: Open Mic (Greek language)

Sun 2 Jun | 3:00pm | ΠΕΣ ΤΑ ΧΡΥΣΟΣΤΟΜΕ!: OPEN MIC (Greek language) Έχετε μια φαγούρα στην ψυχή σας,
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The Siren Call of Football

Sun 2 Jun | 4:15pm | THE SIREN CALL OF FOOTBALL Football is a fundamental of Australian culture and
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Translation: Lost and Found

Sun 2 Jun | 4:45pm | TRANSLATION: LOST AND FOUND Author and translator Prof. Vrasidas Karalis discus
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Like It Is: Spoken Word

Sun 2 Jun | 5:30pm | LIKE IT IS: SPOKEN WORD Stories, poetry, rhythms, music – these things never sl
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Intergenerational Greek-English poetry reading

SUN 2 JUN | 6:00pm | INTERGENERATIONAL GREEK – ENGLISH POETRY READING Which “generation&
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Anarchy in Fitzroy: Π. Ο.

Fri 7 Jun | 6:00pm | ANARCHY IN FITZROY: Π. Ο. (In)famous poet and anarchist Π. Ο. makes a lost worl
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New Country / First Nation

Fri 7 Jun | 7:15pm | NEW COUNTRY / FIRST NATION An evening with acclaimed author and academic Tony B
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One Hundred Months, Third of East: A work for Soprano and Contrabass by Nick Tsiavos

Fri 7 Jun | 8:30pm | ONE HUNDRED MONTHS, THIRD OF EAST: A WORK OF SOPRANO AND CONTRABASS BY NICK TSI
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Workshop: Writing the line: The play of image and rhythm

Sat 8 Jun | 10:00am | WORKSHOP: WRITING THE LINE: THE PLAY OF IMAGE AND RHYTHM WITH TINA GIANNOUKOS
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Writing a Legacy

Sat 8 Jun | 1:45am | WRITING A LEGACY What is the legacy of memorialising the Greek migrant experien
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Gary Foley and Fotis Kapetopoulos in conversation

Sat 8 | 3:00pm | GARY FOLEY AND FOTIS KAPETOPOULOS IN CONVERSATION {EVENT POSTPONED} Unfortunately,
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Speak, poet!: Open Mic

Sat 8 Jun | 4:15pm | SPEAK, POET!: OPEN MIC Do you have an itch in your soul, a fire in your heart o
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Book Launch: Tom Petsinis, Dimitris Troaditis

 Sat 8 Jun | 5:30pm | BOOK LAUNCH: TOM PETSINIS, DIMITRIS TROADITIS Come celebrate with us as we––in
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