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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

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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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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From the edgy young poet to the seasoned master and everything in between. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a small sweet and allow yourself to be enveloped in the rich evocative language of the poet.

Taylor Prescott
Ben Nuttall-Smith
Chris Levenson
Manolis Aligizakis

Special guest Leona Gom

Sunday, April 3
1:30 – 3:30 pm
White Rock Library

15342 Buena Vista
White Rock, BC

Registration required.

Manolis will present poems from his new collection of poetry, ‘Vernal Equinox’ (Ekstasis Editions, Victoria 2011), and from ‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems‘ a translated work of classic modern Greek poetry.
Contact Manolis at

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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
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:

Manolis is the Featured Author at a poetry reading in Victoria. He will present a selection from his latest collection of poems titled ‘Opera Bufa‘, and from his translated work ‘Yannis Ritsos – Poems‘. Manolis has published ten collections of poems, and two translated poetry collections featuring Greek poets Ritsos and Constantine P. Cavafy. He has also published two novels.

Manolis will be followed by Poet Ilya Tourtidis who will read from his latest work ‘Bright Bardo‘. Tourtidis is a Co-winner of the Gerald Lampert Award in 1994 for his first book of poems, Mad Magellan’s Tale. Since then he has published two collections of poems, and numerous screenplays, novels, and children’s stories.

The event will be held from 7:00-9:00 PM at ‘The Well’ located at 821 Front Street, Victoria BC
Wednesday, March 30
‘The Well’
821 Front Street, Victoria BC