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Official Australian Launch 15th of March 2020


Australian Tour of Terina Armenakis 2020


Adelaide Launch 13th March 2020


Terina Armenakis is delighted to introduce her book “ A Greek Folk Journey”  to the Australian public. " A journey into the real heart and soul of Greece"

Come and meet the author Terina during her Australian tour and learn more about this wonderful book on Greek culture and cuisine and how it came about. 

The Australian edition of  "A  Greek Folk Journey"  which is now available at all major Australian bookstores retail  and online been published by  Wakefield Press  a leading, independent  Australian publisher. Wakefield Press is  regularly recognised by prominent literary, design and production awards and is renown for its quality publications. 

The author will be presenting her book in both Adelaide and Melbourne where there will be the opportunity for  book signings

Thebarton Community Centre Torrensville South Australia
Thebarton Community Centre Torrensville South Australia

 

Join  Wakefield Press, with the support of the Foundation for Hellenic Studies,   at the Adelaide Launch of A Greek Folk Journey on the 13th of March 2020 at the Thebarton Community Centre, Torrensville 

 Discover the perfect guide for anyone who thirsts to discover the real Greece. 

 

For more information about the launch click here to download the invitation. RSVP required as seats limited.


Author of  " A Greek Folk Journey" receives Carolos Mitsakis Award  at Society of Greek Literary Translators Awards 2018


In a brilliant and moving ceremony, held at the Onassis Foundation's Arts and Letters, the translation prizes for Greek literature were awarded by the Hellenic Literary Translators' Society. 

The awards are given annually to distinguished translators and writers for their work and the dissemination of Greek language and history.

 

The event took place on the evening of the 3rd of December 2018 and was attended by many prominent members of the literary and artistic circles in Greek society. 

 

During the ceremony, important translators and writers from Greece and abroad, were honoured for their work.  Amongst them was Mrs Terina Kalogeropoulos Armenakis who was awarded the Karolos Mitsaki award for her book “ A Greek Folk Journey”.   

 

The award was conferred on the writer Mrs Terina Kalogeropoulos Armenakis for the promotion of the Hellenic ethnographic culture.

 

The Greek Literary Translation Society was founded on 16 March 1988 by Kostas Asimakopoulos and Vassilis Vitsaxis with the aim of promoting our Greek letters to the outside world in a spirit of reciprocity with other national literatures. 

 

For more on this prestigious event click here


Spetses- the Sea our Life - Terina Armenakis


SPETSES - SEA - OUR LIFE

 

20 AUGUST 2018

 

Events of the Ecclesiastical Museum of Spetses 2018

On the 20th of August a group of Spetsiotes and friends of the island gathered in the courtyard of the Church of St Nicholas in Spetses to speak about the sea and the maritime sector.

 

 

Mrs. Terina Armenakis, author of the book “A Greek Folk Journey “ was one of the guest speakers. She spoke about the customs and the traditions of the region, and more particularly on the wooden boatbuilding tradition of the island of Spetses. 

 

Mrs Armenakis also emphasized the significance of the cultural events which take place in Greece for the foreign visitor adding  “The festivals and celebrations held throughout Greece provide the visitor with a wonderful opportunity to discover the local traditions and enjoy the many delicacies prepared with love and passion by the women’s’ regional associations.

 

It is therefore essential that we preserve our traditions, our customs, our traditions, because it is the only way in which will we preserve our culture and our national identity.”

Concluding Mrs Armenakis lamented the fact that the cultural
event honouring wooden boat builders and their craft was no longer taking place. It was an annual event which used to be held in Spetses during the month of December.


A Greek Folk Journey now available at more bookstores


Great news!

If you live in Greece "A Greek Folk Journey" is now available at another major bookstore in Athens and Glyfada .

The book can be purchased at Public.gr . 

 


A Greek Folk Journey  book presentation in Spetses Greece


 

On Sunday August 20th 2017 Terina Armenakis presented her book at the well known Hotel Spetses on the island of Spetses , Greece.

Spetses  which  is famous for its role in the Greek Revolution in 1821 is featured in the book A Greek Folk Journey 

During the presentation, the author outlined her research on those folklore events with an emphasis on the events that take place on the wider area of Spetses island, the Saronic Gulf and Argolis.

 

Immediately after the presentation the guests had the opportunity to a visit an art exhibition by David Webber, whose paintings illustrate    the " A Greek Folk Journey", His work was on exhibition at the lSpetses Hotel on the day of the presentation.

 

Webber moved to Spetses in the early 60's. His work reflects his interest in folk art along with influences from the natural environment of the Greek island and local life. He also combines aspects found in Byzantine art and employs symbols such as fish, water, boats, angels, the olive tree, an open door, the pomegranate and the shoe.