Antipodes Writer’s Festival set for June
Showcasing the diversity in Greek Australian writers and writings on Greek culture, Greece and Hellenic history by the wider Australian community
The Antipodes Festival will be launching it's inaugural Antipodes Writers Festival this year, celebrating all the best in established and emerging writers within the Greek community and wider Australian community.
Held over a weekend, the opening night will kick off with Christos Tsiolkas - multi-award winning author of The Slap, Loaded and Dead Europe, in conversation with Professor Nikos Papastergiadis. Special events will include: a tribute to one of Australia's best-loved storytellers, Arnold Zable (Sea of Many Returns, Cafe Scheherazade, The Fig Tree) for his memorable portrayals of aspects of Hellenism in his novels, and a concluding event showcasing writers Dina Amanatides, Nikos Nomikos and Antigone Kefala who have portrayed the immigrant experience in all its rich and diverse manifestations.
More than fifty writers will read and discuss their work and the contribution of Greek literature to the wider community.
The festival is convened by Helen Nickas and Konstandina Dounis with organising committee members Nick Trakakis, Dina Gerolymou and Dimitris Troaditis and produced in partnership with the 2012 Antipodes Festival.
Antipodes Writers Festival will take place at the Wheeler Centre, 176 Lonsdale St, between 15-17 June. For more information contact (02) 9662 2722 or email email@example.com
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