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A great afternoon of poetry readings by two prolific Greek Canadian poets, Manolis and Ilya Tourtidis, awaits you at the Sandbar Cafe at Qualicum Beach this Friday, April the 15th.

Join us from
2 to 3:30pm
At the Sandbar Cafe and Art Gallery
6087 West Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, BC

Manolis will present a selection from ‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems’, his translation of 15 of over 100 poetry books written by Yannis Ritsos in Greek. This is the first Canadian translation, highly regarded by critics for maintaining the tone of the original, it was published by Libros Libertad in 2010.

Manolis will also read from his latest collection of poetry, ‘Vernal equinox‘, released this month by Ekstasis Editions in Victoria BC.

Ilya Tourtidis will read from his new collection of poetry ‘Bright Bardo’, published by Libros Libertad in 2011.

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

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.

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