Date:May 17, 2019

Program

Program

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Date Start Title Tickets Venue Panel
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31-May 6.30pm Festival Opening: Welcome to Country and Director’s Introduction Growing Up Greek and Rebellious Buy Tickets A Vrasidas Karalis (Chair), Maria Katsonis, Dmetri Kakmi
1-Jun 10:00am Joyful Strains Buy Tickets A Kent MacCarter (Chair), Dmetri Kakmi, Maria Tumarkin, Chi Vu
1-Jun 11:15am The Art of Fiction Buy Tickets A Vrasidas Karalis (Chair), Effie Carr, Will Kostakis, Michael Mohammad Ahmad
1-Jun 12:30pm Lunch
1-Jun 1:45pm Hauntings: Trauma, the Uncanny, and the Supernatural Buy Tickets A Hariklia Heristanidis (Chair), Dmetri Kakmi, Hoa Pham, Chi Vu
1-Jun 3:00pm The Politics of Language Buy Tickets A Lucy Van (Chair), Π. Ο., Dylan Coleman, Sista Zai
1-Jun 4:15pm (Re)writing the “Migrant Working Class” Buy Tickets A TBC (Chair) , George Mouratidis, Peter Polites
1-Jun 5:30pm Forked Tongues: Bilingual Reading I Buy Tickets A Dimitris Troaditis (MC) , Michael Mohammad Ahmad , Dylan Coleman, George Mouratidis, Ling Toong, Maria Tumarkin , Lucy Van, Ouyang Yu
1-Jun 10:00am From the Existential to the Divine Free (book) B Vrasidas Karalis (Chair), Nikos Nomikos, Dean Kalimniou
1-Jun 11:15am The Word and the Image Free (book) B Lucy Van (Chair), Bella Li, Steve Messinis
1-Jun 12:30pm Lunch B
1-Jun 1:45pm Workshop: Writing Young Adult Fiction with Will Kostakis Buy Tickets B Will Kostakis
1-Jun 4:15pm The Art of Poetry Buy Tickets B Lucy Van (Chair), Ouyang Yu, Tina Giannoukos, Michelle Cahill
1-Jun 5:30pm Forked Tongues: Bilingual Reading II Buy Tickets B Π.Ο. (MC), Michelle Cahill, Effie Carr , Tina Giannoukos, Tom Petsinis, Dean Kalimniou, Alex Skovron, Hariklia Heristanidis
1-Jun 10:00am From Bonegila to Maribyrnong Buy Tickets A Lucy Van (Chair), Tes Lyssiotis, Hung Le, Hoa Pham
1-Jun 11:15am Barricades and Barbed Wire: Writing Activism Buy Tickets A Alex Kostas (Chair), Andrea Demetriou, Sista Zai
1-Jun 12.30pm Lunch
1-Jun 1:45pm Publishing from the Margins to the Mainstream Buy Tickets A Kent MacCarter (Chair), Dmetri Kakmi, Helen Nickas, Michelle Cahill
1-Jun 4:15pm The Siren Call of Football Buy Tickets A Jim Pavlidis (Chair), George Megalogenis, Tom Petsinis
1-Jun 5:30pm Like It Is: Spoken Word Buy Tickets A Π.Ο. (MC), Peter Polites, Sista Zai,  Benjamin Theolonious Sanders (IQ), Sharifa A. Tartoussi , John Englezos, Krishnamurthy Prasad
2-Jun 10:00am Is there a “Greek Australian” literary canon? Free (book) B Dean Kalimniou (Chair), Christos Fifis, Tina Giannoukos , Konstandina Dounis
2-Jun 11:15am The Art of Performance Buy Tickets B Peter Polites (Chair), John Englezos, Benjamin Theolonious Sanders (IQ)
2-Jun 12:30pm Lunch
2-Jun 1:45pm Bilingualism and Identity Buy Tickets B Tina Giannoukos (Chair), Maria Tumarkin, Dean Kalimniou, Ouyang Yu
2-Jun 3:00pm The Old Greeks: Movies and the Memory of Migration Free (book) B Anna Chatzinikolau (Chair), George Kouvaros
2-Jun 4:15pm Translation: Lost and Found Free (book) B Vrasidas Karalis (Chair), George Mouratidis, Ouyang Yu, Dean Kalimniou
2-Jun 5:30pm Intergenerational Greek-English poetry reading Free (book) B Vrasidas Karalis (MC), Dina Amanatides, Nikos Nomikos, Stavros Messinis , Dimitris Troaditis, Tina Giannoukos   , Dean Kalimniou, George Mouratidis
7-Jun 6:00pm Anarchy in Fitzroy: Π. Ο. Buy Tickets A Π. Ο.
7-Jun 7:15pm New Country/First Nation Buy Tickets A Tony Birch
7-Jun 8:30pm One Hundred Months, Third of East: A Work for Sporano and Contrabass Buy Tickets A Nick Tsiavos, Deborah Kayser
7-Jun 1:45pm Writing a Legacy Buy Tickets A Anna Chatzinikolaou (Chair), Dina Amanatides, Lella Cariddi
7-Jun 3:00pm Gary Foley and Fotis Kapetopoulos in conversation Buy Tickets A Gary Foley, Fotis Kapetopoulos
7-Jun 4:15pm Speak, poet!: Open Mic Free (book)
7-Jun 5:30pm Book Launch: Tom Petsinis’ Steles / Dimitris Troaditis’ Λοξές Ματιές Free (book) A TBA (Presenter), Tom Petsinis, George Mouratidis (Eng. Presenter), Dean Kalimniou (Greek Presenter), Dimitris Troaditis
7-Jun 7:15pm Festival close A
7-Jun 10:00am Workshop: Writing the Line: the play of image and rhythm Buy Tickets B Tina Giannoukos (10 places)