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the United States and around the world.Through everyone's support we can nourish Greek authors and poets and also help unpublished authors to become published authors so that the Greek voice can be heard around the world.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.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Maria Karametou Talk Nov 25 2018

Professor Maria Karametou

On November 25, 2018, the Hellenic Writers' Group of Washington DC hosted a presentation given by distinguished Professor Maria Karametou at the Hellenic Center, 6506 Bells Mill Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817.

Patty Apostolides, Director of the Hellenic Writers' Group, introduced the speaker. 

Professor Karametou, a native of Greece, holds a BA degree from the University of Maryland (cum laude) and an MFA degree from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. She is the recipient of many awards and teaches at George Mason University. She heads the Division of Drawing and is an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Women and Gender Studies. As a mixed media artist, she has presented her artwork in several museums, nationally and internationally, including Washington DC,  New York, Vermont, Oregon, Greece, Germany, Turkey, China, and Korea.

Professor Maria Karametou

Professor Karametou talked about her background and experience in art, and in addition to her academic writing, she has also written a fiction book. She mentioned her award-winning short story "The First Few American Moons" in the Bethesda Magazine (July-August 2018) about immigrants and finished her presentation by reading an excerpt from her short story. The short story was taken from a chapter in her unpublished book.


(Photos by Calliopi Toufidou)

More information about Professor Karametou and her work can be found on her website:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Karen Batshaw - Author of HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

Hellenic Writers’ Group of Washington DC Presents

Karen Batshaw


Documenting the terrible brutal occupation of Greece by the Nazis, Hidden in Plain Sight shines a light on the plight of Greece’s Jews 
and the brave attempts of the Archbishop of Athens to protect them. Carefully researched and expertly plotted, this novel’s attention to detail and compelling characters will appeal to fans of historical fiction and those of Jewish faith or Greek heritage. 

APRIL 14, 2018

          Free Refreshments

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

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Eleni Pallas's Presentation



Using Your Emotions as Data 

to Live Happier & Make Better Decisions 

Eleni Pallas, MBA
Eleni Pallas spearheads Leaders for Good, a leadership design boutique that equips leaders with the tools they need to cultivate great teams and associated results. She has worked with clients such as Cartier, Ashoka, UC Berkeley, SF State University, Whole Foods, George Washington University and Mercer.

The presentation will be in English

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2PM

Free Refreshments

6506 Bells Mill Rd.
 Bethesda, MD 20817