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Poetry Reading by Manolis
As the Featured Poet
Poetry in the Park
Wednesday, 13 July, 2011
7-9 PM
In the band shell at Queen’s Park
1st St & 4th Ave
New Westminster, BC V3L
www.nwpr.bc.ca/queens.html

Manolis will present readings from his latest collections of poetry ‘Vernal Equinox’ (Ekstasis Editions, 2010) and ‘Opera Bufa’ (Libros Libertad 2011). He will also read a selection of poems by legendary modern Greek poet Yannis Ritsos from the translated work titled ‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems’ by Manolis (Libros Libertad, 2010). Manolis has published over ten collections of poetry, each collection contemplating a different theme. View his published work here.

Manolis has presented his work to diverse audiences in Vancouver Lower Mainland and elsewhere in BC, Greece and Canada.

OPEN MIC will follow Manolis’s presentation, and there is an impressive line-up with Candice James, Ben Nuttel-Smith, Valerie Parks, Fauzia Rafique and Reese McBeth. So bring your poems, bring your friends and come on out to read and listen to poetry at one of the most beautiful parks in Canada!

Poetry in the Park is a summer program initiated by the Poet Laureate of New Westminster, Candice James, with the support of the Arts Council of New Westminister .
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Manolis’s new poetry collection ‘Vernal Equinox’ to be launched in Surrey on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

Dealing with the themes of intimacy, sexuality and love ‘Vernal Equinox’ contains some irresistible poems, and Manolis is a charming reader of poetry. As well, he will likely present some of his translated work of Greek poet Yannis Ritsos from the collection ‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems’ published by Libros Libertad in 2010.
View more information on ‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems’

‘Vernal Equinox’ is published by Ekstasis Editions in Victoria, BC. More information and a link to the publisher’s website will be here soon.

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The event will be held at:
Surrey Public Library, Newton Branch
Saturday, April 9
2-4 PM

A novel by Fauzia Rafique titled ‘Skeena’ will also be launched at this event. Guest speakers: Ajmer Rode, Bhupinder Dhaliwal, Sadhu Binning, Surjeet Kalsey, Shahzad Nazir Khan and Dr. Saif Khalid.

This afternoon of poetry and fiction will be hosted by Sana’a Janjua for Libros Libertad, Sanjh Publications and Uddari Books.

For more information: infolibroslibertad@shaw.ca
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Author Manolis has come out with a unique collection of poems exploring the (infamous) vernal equinox. The poetry collection is published by Ekstasis Editions from Victoria, British Columbia.

Join us for a refreshing afternoon of poetry (and fiction) on:
Sunday, April 10, 2011
2-4pm
At the Hellenic Community centre
(4500 Arbutus, Vancouver)

Manolis will present a selection of his poems from ‘Vernal Equinox’, and will also read from ‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems’, a collection of Ritsos’s translated Greek poems.

View the two books online here:
‘Vernal Equinox’ by Manolis, Ekstasis Editions, Victoria 2011 (link coming soon)
‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems’ Translated by Manolis, Libros Libertad, Surrey 2010

Fauzia Rafique’s novel ‘Skeena’ will also be launched at the same event. Guest Speakers: Anne Murphy, Anthony Dalton, Farah Shroff, Indira Prahst and Sunera Thobani. View the novel here:
‘Skeena’ by Fauzia Rafique, Libros Libertad 2011.

Event hosted by Valerie B.-Taylor for Libros Libertad.

Refreshments, cool atmosphere.

More information: infolibroslibertad@shaw.ca
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Manolis will appear in the following literary events in March-April 2011:

March 30, Victoria BC
Poetry Readings
Featured Author: Manolis
Readings by: Ilya Tourtidis
7:00-9:00PM
At ‘The Well’, 821 Front Street, Victoria
More information on this event

April 3, White Rock BC
Launch of Manolis’s new poetry collection ‘Vernal Equinox’
Poetry Readings by Manolis
1:30-3:30PM
At White Rock Public Library

More information on this event

April 9, Surrey BC
Launch of Manolis’s ‘Vernal Equinox’ and Fauzia Rafique’s novel ‘Skeena’ (in Punjabi, Gurumukhi and Shahmukhi )
Poetry Readings by Manolis
Guest Speakers: Bhupinder Dhaliwal, Sadhu Binning, Ajmer Rode, Surjeet Kalsey.
2:00-4:00PM
At Surrey Public Library, Newton Branch, Surrey
More information on this event

April 10, Vancouver BC
An Afternoon of Poetry and Fiction
Launch of Manolis’s ‘Vernal Equinox’ and Fauzia Rafique’s novel ‘Skeena’ in English
Poetry Readings by Manolis
Guest Speakers: Anne Murphy, Anthony Dalton, Indira Prahst, Farah Shroff and Sunera Thobani
2:00-4:00PM
At Hellenic Community Centre, 4500 Arbutus, Vancouver
More information on this event

April 15, Qualicum Beach, BC
Poetry Reading by Manolis and Ilya Tourtidis
From ‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems’, ‘Vernal Equinox’, and ‘Bright Bardo’
2 to 3:30pm
Sandbar Cafe and Art Gallery
6087 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach

For more information, contact Manolis at infolibroslibertad@shaw.ca
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