Art & Literature
This week, we caught up with author Peter T. Tomaras, author, entrepreneur,
and resigned US Army Reserve Captain
The Central Illinois-based writer talks about his fascinating life, his passion for Greece and Cyprus, the military, writing, and his novel, Resistors. A review of the book follows.
Hislop highlighted everything that has enchanted and inspired her, including the people, the sunset, the vast seafront and the local cuisine.
A new book just released in English, titled, The Thirteenth Goddess and the Stolen Marbles of the Acropolis, by George Katselis, seeks to teach young children about the missing portions of the Acropolis, and about themselves.
Natalie Bakopoulos, a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, visited the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago, to read from and sign copies of her debut novel, The Green Shore (Simon & Schuster, 2012). The story, which unfolds on the night of the 1967 coup d'etat in Greece, follows a family through their experiences during the Junta years. Bakopoulos is currently working on her second novel, set in modern-day Greece.
CHICAGO—Award-winning writer and University of Michigan professor, Natalie Bakopoulos will present her debut novel, The Green Shore, at the National Hellenic Museum. Bakopoulos will present and on Thursday, October 17 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted Street, Chicago.
CHICAGO, IL - Dr. William Parkinson, Associate Curator of Eurasian Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History will present his studies on The Diros Project. The Diros Project is an international, multi-disciplinary, Greek-American research project that explores human social dynamics on the Mani Peninsula of southern Greece. Dr. Parkinson will present on Thursday, September 26 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted Street, Chicago. The event is free with Museum admission and $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/students, $7 for children under three, and children under three are free. Museum members are free. RSVP online. Doors open at 6 pm and light refreshments will be provided.
WASHINGTON, DC―In the first exhibition devoted to Byzantine art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, some 170 rare and important works, drawn exclusively from Greek collections, will offer a fascinating glimpse of the soul and splendor of the mysterious Byzantine Empire. On view in the West Building from October 6, 2013, through March 2, 2014, Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections will trace the development of Byzantine visual culture from the fourth to the 15th century, beginning with the ancient pagan world of the late Roman Empire and continuing to the opulent and deeply spiritual world of the new Christian Byzantine Empire.
“The Deception”: A Short Story Character Prequel to Circle Dance
By: Lynne Constantine
Sold by:Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Lynne Constantine and her sister Valerie created some incredibly engaging characters in Circle Dance, (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) and we’re left clamoring for more. Lynne is back with her own prequel to Circle Dance, called “The Deception,” describing Stewart’s introduction to the Parsenis Family.
“The Betrayal: A Short Story” (A Circle Dance Prequel)
By: Valerie Constantine
Sold by:Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Last year, I reviewed Circle Dance, a beautifully written story by sisters Lynne and Valerie Constantine, centered on the Baltimore-based Parsenis Family. In Circle Dance, (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) we fell in love with this fully-assimilated Greek-American family who never forgot their roots. We cringed as they were taken advantage of by the lecherous Stewart Elliot. In “The Betrayal,” Valerie takes us back to Stewart’s grad school days at Stanford, where we learn that he was a first class louse well before he met the loving and tight-knit Parsenis clan.
ATHENS (AP) — Greece's Culture Ministry has warned against "overbold'' speculation that an ancient artificial mound being excavated could contain a royal Macedonian grave or even Alexander the Great. Site archaeologist Aikaterini Peristeri has voiced hopes of finding "a significant individual or individuals'' within.