Launch of the book “On the Corner of Mastoraki” by Wendy Everett – Chania 14th September

Radamanthis Editions presents Wendy Everett’s poetry collection, «On the Corner of Mastoraki», on Monday, 14th September 20.00, at the «Athivoli» music cafe, Makedonias 106, in  Koum Kapi, Chania.

The event will be held in the large open-air area in front of the café. (Current rules for cafés are that up to 4 people can sit at a table, and that masks are optional.)

Programme

1. Music played by Dimitris Droumboyannis

2. Introduction – Christos Tsantis

3. Welcome – Wendy Everett, brief introduction to the poems, and reading of 3 poems, with Greek translations by Konstantina Georganta

4. Critical analysis – Konstantina Georganta

5. Music inspired by the poems – Zoe Kollarou & Giannis Manousakas

6. Readings of 2 poems by Jackie Stratis, translations by Konstantina Georganta.

7. Reading/ critical assessment by Tonia Katzourou

8. Presentation by Hercules Papadakiss

9. Music – Zoe Kollarou & Giannis Manousakas

10. Critical analysis by J.C. Smith (University of Oxford)

11. Brief thanks and conclusion – Wendy Everett

This collection of poems by Wendy Everett constitutes her personal ‘Cretan Gaze’, and is a kind of love song to the island. Through her lyrics, the poet captures the Crete of her soul, creating with images and emotions vivid impressions of the landscapes, people, traditions, and everyday life of Crete. Wendy Everett’s collection has just been published by Εκδόσεις Ραδάμανθυς (Radamanthus Editions) in English, with Greek translations by Konstantina Georganta

Wendy Everett was born in Jamaica and grew up in Wales. Since retiring as a professor in the University of Bath, England, where she published widely in the field of European cinema and culture, she has divided her time between Bath and Chania, Crete, writing poetry and running the Chania International Poetry Group. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in Greece, France, and the UK. This, her first collection, is a sort of love song to Crete.

Source: Wendy Everett and https://christostsantis.com

 

Wendy Everett book launch

Lydia

I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And six years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.