Winter words with Themistes
Greek Australian author Nicola Themistes is one of the 15 writers who will lend their voice to Words in Winter @ Future Bookshop
Greek Australian author Nicola Themistes is one of the 15 writers who will lend their voice to Words in Winter @ Future Bookshop - an event organised as part of the Emerging Writer's Festival in Melbourne. The 15 writers will dream up, collaborate, create and ask - what is the future of writing? This event gives participants a chance to see the writers at work and be inspired to pen their own masterpiece.
As an artist, Themistes draws on inspiration from a variety of avenues, including Ancient Greece, indigenous Australia, experimental belles-lettres, post-continental philosophy, seventeenth century English verse, children's fairy tales, books about food, and so forth. She received a BA with Honours in Literary Studies from the University of Melbourne in 2010 and then spent time studying in Russia at St. Petersburg State University's Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2011.
Themistes is in the throes of getting her first novel, Spectacle City, ready for publication as a limited edition of 500 copies with illustrations by Oliver Hunter.
The event Words in Winter @ Future Bookshop will take place from 12:00 am Monday 4 June until 17 June 2012 at NGV Studio, Federation Square, 191 Flinders Street, Melbourne. For more information on the Emerging Writer's Festival visit www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au
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