Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Nov. 13: EOS:hope--A Bilingual Benefit Reading to support Project Hope for Greece

The poetry of George Wallace 
interpreted in Greek and English by Anthoula Katsimatides | Martha Tompoulidou | Marina Stenos | Peter Carlaftes | Kat Georges

In EOS: Abductor of Men, a bilingual poetry collection (Greek-English) dedicated to the contemporary struggles of the Greek people, George Wallace rivets readers with his thoroughly original, modern day poetic flow, elevating bakeries to the temples of gods and love to a powerful river. To celebrate this unique book and to raise awareness of the ongoing crisis in Greece, Three Rooms Press presents a special bilingual benefit reading on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

All profits from books sold at the event will be used to support Project Hope for Greece, a movement aimed at creating philanthropy amongst North Americans in response to the worst financial and humanitarian crisis facing Greece in an entire generation. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided by GRK: Fresh Greek and YA Mastiha Liqueur.

Readers include actress, wrier and philanthropist Anthoula Katsimatides, distinguished Greek actress Martha Tompoulidou, writer and philanthropic consultant Marina Stenos, and Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges.

Additional information and reservations: Three Rooms Press, 212-731-0574, info@threeroomspress.com

7 pm, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 
Press and Communication Office of the Permanent Mission of Greece to the UN 
305 E 47th Street, 2nd Floor | New York, NY 10017
Free Admission
Complimentary food and beverage provided by GRK: Fresh Greek, YA Mastiha Liqueur.

“George Wallace realigns the rules... And the transcendent spirit, above materiality, is the spirit of Greekness, of Greeks. The poems in EOS are hopeful poems of what is possible, real, holy. The collection leaves me with a belief in the endlessness of people, their connection to the past—and to each other, and to all time.”
— Tryfon Tolides, Tsotili, West Macedonia, Greece, Lannan Foundation Resident

About George Wallace
George Wallace (AB, MPH, MFA) is an award winning poet and journalist from New York who has performed his work across America and in Europe. Author of Poppin’ Johnny (Three Rooms Press, 2009) and twenty-five chapbooks of poetry, he has served as editor of Poetrybay (www.poetrybay.com), Long Island Quarterly, Walt’s Corner, Great Weather for Media, and other electronic and hard copy literary publications. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, USAF Medical Officer and Community Health Organizer, he is winner of the CW Post Poetry Prize and the Poetry Kit Best Book award. With Oklahoma poet laureate Carol Hamilton he co-founded the Woody Guthrie Poetss, and was named a “Next Generation Beat” by the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac festival committee. In 2003, George Wallace was named first Poet Laureate for Suffolk County, NY. In 2011 he was named Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace.

About Three Rooms Press
Three Rooms Press is a New York-based publisher and performing arts producer, founded in 1993. Since its inception, it has served as a leading independent publisher of creative content, including poetry translations, drama and art sourced from the burgeoning international spoken word, music and underground art scenes. In 2011, it expanded its publishing line to include cutting edge work in fiction, creative historical nonfiction, memoir, photography and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Berlin, London, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Website: www.threeroomspress.com

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