Saturday 17 September 2016 -
12:00 to 16:00
Stoa tou Vivliou (Book Arcade), Athens

In partnership with EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture), we’re organising our third annual European Literary Walk, where you will have the opportunity to meet a number of well-known writers from all over Europe.

Renowned writers, actors and journalists will read extracts from our guest writers’ work in the presence of the writers themselves at an open event at the Stoa tou Vivliou (Book Arcade). Each reading will be followed by a conversation with the writer and will be repeated so that everyone will have the chance to take part in all the readings.

As part of this year’s European Literary Walk, we have invited the British poet Ahren Warner to read extracts from his poetry collections Confer (2011) and Pretty (2013). The poetry readings will be followed by a discussion with poet and translator Lena Kallergi.

This year the public will have the opportunity to meet and listen to:

  • Ahren Warner (British Council)
  • Martin Rueff (French Institute)
  • Andrea Grill (Austrian Embassy)
  • Juan Cruz Ruiz (Instituto Cervantes)
  • Denisa Comanescu (Romanian Embassy)
  • Antonis Georgiou and Irena Ioannidou-Adamidou (House of Cyprus)
  • Barbara Nesvadbová (Czech Embassy)
  • Saskia Trebing and Valentin Moritz (Goethe-Institut Athen)
  • Dionisios Sturis (Embassy of the Republic of Poland)
  • Jan Guillou (Swedish Institute at Athens)
  • Dora Kaskali (Ministry of Culture)

Admission is free.

About Ahren Warner

Ahren Warner is a British poet. He is the Poetry Editor of Poetry London, the leading independent poetry magazine in the UK, and a Research Associate with the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts. His books include Confer (2011) and Pretty (2013). He is the recipient of an Arts Foundation Fellowship, a Society of Authors Eric Gregory Award and two Poetry Book Society Recommendations.

About Lena Kallergi

Lena Kallergi (1978) is a poet and translator. She has published two books of poetry: Κήποι στην άμμο/Gardens in the sand (Gavrielides, 2010 – ‘Maria Polydouri’ Award for New Poets) and Περισσεύει ένα πλοίο/One ship apart (Gavrielides, 2016), as well as two volumes of poetry in collaboration with Ομάδα Από Ποίηση/Poetry Team (Gavrielides, 2010, 2012). She has translated poetry by Giacomo Leopardi (Η νύχτα απομένει/Night Remains, Gavrielides, 2013), Luis Cernuda and others. She lives and works in Athens, Greece.


For further information, please contact Maria Papaioannou:

Telephone 210 369 2336