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Words (can) do it: Bee! I am expecting you!



A tribute to women's poetry featuring poetic letters from her to her

Twelve Greek women writers address a poem-letter to a fictional female character created by a poet of an earlier generation.

Ushering in the second decade of the “Words (can) do it” series of poetry evenings, the founder and curator Panayotis Ioannidis gives carte blanche to four key contributors of the series to date—poets and translators—to curate five of the year’s six events. November’s event is curated by writer and poet Paulina Marvin.

The event will premiere on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 19:30 on the Hellenic American Union YouTube channelFacebook page and the YouTube channel of Words (can) do it.

The title of the event is taken from a poem by Emily Dickinson.

Maria Angelopoulou, Sissy Doutsiou, Rania Karachaliou, Mairi Kligatsi, Eleni Kosma, Christiana Mygdali, Stavroula Papadaki, Elena Polygeni, Georgia Ponirakou, Giota Tembridou, Stella Voskaridou, and Ania Vouloudi.

Paulina Marvin was born in 1987. Her first book, Tales from around my world (Kichli Publishing 2017), was awarded “the Hellenic Authors’ Society’s Yannis Varveris” First Book Award. She studied history and completed her doctoral dissertation on national book policy at the Department of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. As a writer and performer, she has been invited to numerous literary and interdisciplinary art festivals in Greece and abroad (Poetry on Stage / University of Brighton, SARDAM, Goranovo proljeće, etc.). She was co-creator and member of the editorial team of Teflon magazine (2008–2012) and is a member of the editorial team of the magazine Ano Kato Teleia (AKT): Simeia gia to vivlio kai tin anagnosi. She was co-founder of the SCE "Now We Play" and, since 2012, she has been animating workshops of creative, literary, and theatrical experiences for children, adolescents, and adults. Between 2016 and 2020, she worked at the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, in charge of the general cultural program of the Thessaloniki International Book Fair and as a coordinator of Greek book exhibitions abroad. She conceived, created, and coordinated the Literary Performance Festival of the Thessaloniki Book Fair during 2017–2020. She currently works at the non-profit organization Istorima.


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