Friday, November 22, 2019

Upcoming Presentation by Marina Hall

Hellenic Writers’ Group of Washington DC

Marina Theodosiu-Hall

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The Aesthetic and Symbolic Aspects in the Poetry of Kiki Dimoula (In English)

Mrs. Hall studied French literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne Paris, France, with Cornelius Castoriadis as mentor and lecturer. She also collaborated with Kimon Friar in translating works of Yiannis Ritsos and Odysseas Elytis, as well as with professor Thanasis Maskaleris, director of the Kazantzakis Chair at San Francisco State University.  She is founder and member of the philosophical forum ”Anti-thesis,” in Maryland since 1993.

Saturday, December 14, 2019


Refreshments Available

Hellenic Center, 6506 Bells Mill Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Article Writing

The Hellenic Writers' Group of Washington DC was honored to have Dr. Diane Helentjaris speak once more with our group. 

She explored the details involved in article writing; how to submit articles and photographs to online journals, how to obtain photographs, how to research for topics, etc.

Dr. Helentjaris giving her talk in an informal group meeting

Dr. Helentjaris

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Light and Shadows Book Talk by Karen Batshaw Sep 2019

Hellenic Writers' Group of Washington DC was delighted to have Karen Batshaw return to our group and talk about her new historical novel

 Light and Shadows 

Anthropologist and social worker Karen Batshaw presents her new book of historical fiction Light and Shadows which takes place in Greece during the 20th century.  Her discussion includes researching the 1922 burning of Smyrna and the Bulgarian Occupation of Greece during World War II, and the unique challenges she experienced in creating her characters.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Hellenic Center
6506 Bells Mill Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817

Karen Batshaw speaking about the burning of Smyrna September 1922

Well researched presentation on Smyrna and Bulgaria

Booksigning of Light and Shadows by the author

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dr. Diane Helentjaris presentation

The Hellenic Writers' Group of Washington DC was privileged to have Dr. Diane Helentjaris, a retired physician and public health administrator, speak about her creative nonfiction articles and photography. She shared with the group an essay titled "Cousins" and displayed photographs as she explained the path to writing nonfiction articles and submitting to magazines.

 Dr. Diane Helentjaris presentation

Audience at Dr. Helentjaris's talk

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

In My Grandmother's Footsteps

We are delighted that an active member of our writers' group 
Calliopi Toufidou presented her newly released children's book In My Grandmother's Footsteps on March 23, 2019 at 3:30PM at the 
Hellenic Center, 6506 Bells Mill Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817. 

After the introduction by Patty Apostolides, director of the Hellenic Writers' Group, Ms. Toufidou spoke about her writing and recited a poem from her book about the love of a grandmother for her grandson.

                                         Calliopi Toufidou presenting her book.

Booksigning after the presentation.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Poet Amphitrite Manuel's Presentation

We had a wonderful time with Presvytera Amphitrite at the Hellenic Center in Bethesda, MD on Jan. 19, 2019, as she read her poems from her poetry book in Greek and in English. She sang some of her poems and in others, she made us laugh. 

I want to thank everyone who attended the event and supported our efforts. We are a unique group in the United States and around the world.Through everyone's support we can nourish Greek authors and poets and also help unpublished authors to become published authors so that the Greek voice can be heard around the world.

Enjoy the photos.

Amphitrite Manuel presentation at Hellenic Center

Director, Patty Apostolides, with Amphitrite Manuel

Amphitrite Manuel book-signing

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Poet Amphitrite Manuel Presentation

The Hellenic Writers' group is honored to be having renowned poet Presvytera Amphitrite Manuel presenting her poetry at our next group meeting on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1PM.

She is also the author of the children's books: THREE AESOP'S TALES RETOLD IN VERSE, and FIVE AESOP'S TALES RETOLD IN VERSE.

Her presentation and book signing will be followed with light refreshments.

At 2PM - the Critique group will review manuscripts that have been submitted.

At 3PM - the Craft of writing group will discuss "How to Write Dialogue,"
followed by a writing exercise.