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International launch of “The Adventures of Roulis Nefroulis” to be held on July 2

Athens: The international launch of ‘The Adventures of Roulis Nefroulis’ will be held on July 2, at 8 pm at the Event Hall of Serafio of the Municipality of Athens. A number of prominent personalities, representatives of the Literary Field, the Academic community, as well as distinguished representatives from the field of Medicine and other scientific fields will attend the programme.

‘The Adventures of Roulis Nefroulis’ a tale by Elena Magiati-Karabi and Pantelis Hatzis tells the story of “Roulis Nefroulis”, which is available for free distribution to children undergoing treatment in nephrology units in the country. The national launching of the book published by Writers International Edition was held on June 4 in Naoussa, Greece.

The international launching event will be coordinated by Saia Tsaousidou, International President of the Association of European Journalists AEJ. The former Minister of Insurance and Labor Dimitris Stratoulis, Dr. Theodoros Hiras, Nephrologist at Sismanogleio General Hospital of Attica, and Theofanis Apostolou, former President & current Scientific Associate of the Hellenic Nephrological Society, will talk about the book. Eleni Barbalia, a graduate of the Drama School of the Athens Conservatory, will recite dramatized excerpts from the book. Authors Elena Magiati-Karabi and Pantelis Hatzis will talk about their book, which touched the delicate strings of young and old, as well as the major issue of organ donation.

“Reading books and engaging children in similar activities is extremely necessary when you are trying to bring them back to a healthy life”, advocate the authors Elena Magiati-Karabi and Pantelis Hatzis. “As children are the future of a country, we believe that this book will benefit many children in Greece to keep hope intact and continue to fight”, they added. The authors are currently working on their next books, with the aim of giving courage and hope to children suffering from other diseases.

The Award Ceremony of the Panorama International Literature Festival International conducted by Writers Capital International Foundation will also be held along with the book launch. The world record-winning programme was held from 1-31 January this year gathering writers from 65 countries and 6 continents. Secretary-General of Writers Capital International Foundation Irene Doura-Kavadia will present the awards to the awardees. Along with the Panorama awards, the Golden Book Awards 2022, as well as the Inspirational Women’s Awards 2021-22 will also be presented to esteemed Greek authors and Ladies who excelled in their field and placed themselves in the service of humanity.

Official releasing of “The Adventures of Roulis Nephroulis, the Little Kidney” to be held on June 4

Athens: The national launching of the much-celebrated Tale “The Adventures of Roulis Nephroulis, the Little Kidney” by Elena Magiati-Karabi and Pantelis Hatzis will be held at ERIA Hall, Naoussa on June 4. The event will host a number of prominent literary figures.

The event will host a number of prominent literary figures as well as honourable representatives from the field of medicine and other scientific fields. Stella Arabatzi, Pathology Specialist Maria Kolvatzi and nursing faculty Aphrodite Lapavitsa will speak during the event. Former Minister of Employment Dimitris Stratoulis, Co-author of the book Elena Magiati-Karabi, Nephrologist and the medical editor of the book Theodoros Chiras and Writers International Edition Editor-in-chief Irene Doura-Kavadia will address the event virtually. Georgina Athanassiou and Sofia Zisiopoulou will read the excerpts of the book.

The book that tells the story of Roulis Nephroulis is published for free distribution among children who are under treatment for various ailments in the country. “Reading books or engaging children in activities similar to this are inevitable while trying to bring them back to a healthy life,” said authors Elena Magiati-Karabi and Pantelis Hatzis. “While children are the future of any country, we believe that this project will benefit a number of children across the nation thus preparing the country with healthy citizens,” they added.

Antonis Samiotakis

Antonis Samiotakis gets Global Icon of Literature Awards 2022

The Writers Capital International Foundation’s prestigious Global Icon of Literature Awards 2022 will be presented to the Greek poet, writer and cultural activist Antonis Samiotakis. In a press release, the jury said that the award is considering his overall contributions in the field of literature, arts and culture.

Antonis Samiotakis, a great litterateur, is a cosmopolitan monk from Greece. His mental and psychical placement towards life is, with holiness to human beings, dignity, human virtues and ideas. He has been brought up in a family coming as a refugee from Izmir, when it was Hellenic and a grandfather who had a textile factory.

After coming to Greece, they had a new factory again but after the German attack 1941-42 they lost it again, leaving his father a trainman while Antonis was brought up in Oinoi, near Athens, and then in the suburbs of Piraeus. Being in fact poor, he was “fermented” with poverty and human needs, in order to be educated and develop to a free person.

He found himself as a newspaper delivery boy and during the years around 1985-1990, he became a councilman at the most densely populated municipality of Athens, the city of Kokkinia. He played a major role in establishing important cultural centres, musical school and theatrical school departments, spiritual centres and many more schools of literature and Arts.

In this way, Kokkinia became the “lighthouse” for other towns which started creating such departments and educating people in all aspects, and this became a bright period of time for Municipal activities. With his inner culture and sensitive heart he started to examine his own world. He became a mentor for people who studied Poetry, a Critic, and a Director too, as he has written theatrical plays as well.

A philanthropist by nature, he deals with African organizations to alleviate people’s pain in addition to other individual activities. He is the founder of the Peiramatic Museum of Literature, which has stood with his own money for the last 10 years, with private collections of paintings and sculptures dedicated to the Poetry and the history of Kokkinia, the town he adores. As a journalist for many years, he has acquired an unmistakable criterion for things remarkable about culture and humanization. The emblem of the museum is the owl, which in Greece is the symbol of wisdom.

Panorama International Literature Awards 2022 Announced: Check the list here

The prestigious Panorama International Literature Awards for the year 2022 was announced today. The awards instituted by the Writers Capital Foundation are dedicated to the best entries during the Panorama International Literature Festival held from 1-31 January this year.

The awards are instituted in 4 categories – Panorama Golden Award for the best presentation, Panorama Literary for the best 15 entries, Panorama International Youth Awards for  10 writers from the youth category, Special Jury Awards for 10 writers and Panorama International Prodigy Award for the best in children’s category.

Panorama Literary Awards 2022

Panorama Golden Book Awards 2022

Along with Panorama International Literary awards, winners of Panorama Golden Book Awards were also declared. Check the results here:

“Compared to previous years, the competition was tough this year, and so was the selection process,” said the jury. “There were more than four hundred participants from across the world where most of the works exhibited superior quality with reference to the theme ‘Shoonya: The Celestial Void’,” the jury added.

The Panorama International Literature Festival and Panorama International Arts and Sculpture Festival (PIAF) are signature programmes of the Writers Capital Foundation to help spread humanitarian values across the globe. PIAF 2022 will be conducted from 1-31 of July with the theme War & Peace, said the organisers.

Countdown begins for Panorama International Literature Awards 2022

While just a few hours are left for announcing Panorama International Literature Awards, suspense is in the air as writers and literary enthusiasts eagerly await the year’s grandiose event honouring writers. The awards instituted by the Writers Capital Foundation are dedicated to the best entries during the Panorama International Literature Festival held from 1-31 January this year.

“Compared to previous years, the competition was tough this year, and so was the selection process,” said the jury. “There were more than four hundred participants from across the world where most of the works exhibited superior quality with reference to the theme ‘Shoonya: The Celestial Void’,” the jury added.

Along with Panorama International Literary awards, Writers Capital Foundation Global Icon of Literature and winners of Panorama Golden Book Awards will also be declared.

The awards are instituted in 4 categories – Panorama Golden Award for the best presentation, Panorama Literary for the best 15 entries, Panorama International Youth Awards for  10 writers from the youth category, Special Jury Awards for 10 writers and Panorama International Prodigy Award for the best in children’s category. Along with Panorama International Literary awards, Writers Capital Foundation Global Icon of Literature and winners of Panorama Golden Book Awards will also be declared.

The Panorama International Literature Festival and Panorama International Arts and Sculpture Festival (PIAF) are signature programmes of the Writers Capital Foundation to help spread humanitarian values across the globe. PIAF 2022 will be conducted from 1-31 of July with the theme War & Peace, said the organisers.

 

The 11th International Archaeological Film Festival kickstarts in Athens

Athens (Greece): The 11th International Archaeological Film Festival of Games with the theme ‘Ecumenical Community’ is being held in Athens. The programme that started on May 10 will continue till May 16. As many as 58 Films from 15 countries will compete for the established prizes of the 11th International Games of Archaeological Film Festival.

The event was inspired and established by the director Memi Spyratou and is implemented by the Urban Non-Profit Culture Company Odyssey in collaboration with the Movie of Greece and the International Council of Moulimos. The screenings will take place at the Lais cinema of the Greek Film Archive from 10 to 15 May 2022 while the Awards will be declared at the Olympia Municipal Music Theater ‘Maria Callas’ on May 16, 2022.

The 11th International Festival of Archaeological Film AGON is under the highest auspices of SA . of the President of the Republic Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou and of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis. It is carried out with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, EOT of the Attica Region and the Municipality of Athens.

The lifetime achievement award will be presented to Greek director Costas Gavras for his overall contribution to the cinema. The festival will also honour Mikis Theodorakis. During the Festival, works by Kaiti Mavrommati entitled Alexandria – Athens is being exhibited in the foyer of the Greek Film Archive.

‘Roulis’ Visits Children’s Hospital Of Penteli, Athens

The Penteli Children’s Hospital welcomed warmly the tale “The Adventures of Roulis Nefroulis, the Little Kidney” by Elena Karabi and Pantelis Hatzis.

The Doctor who supported the tale from the very beginning and also adapted the texts in the most proper way, the Nephrologist of Sismanogleio Hospital, Dr. Theodoros Hiras, in cooperation with the Pediatrician Ms. Mylona Fani who runs the Nephrology Clinic at the said Hospital, offered the book to the young patients.

According to Ms. Mylona, ​​the fairy tale impressed her because “it conveys the message of hope with absolute success and in fact in a literary perfect and above all true way, unexpectedly offering a ray of light inside the stone buildings in these difficult years of the life of our little friends.”

‘Restarting from culture’ by the ‘“L’ Inedito Letterario” Association to be held from 7-8 May in Pineto, Italy

‘Restarting from culture’ is the title of the initiative envisioned and implemented by the ‘L’Inedito Letterario’ Association in Pineto. The event is taking place from 9.00 to 19.00 on the ground floor of Villa Filiani as an opportunity for the community to get acquainted with cultural reality and with the participating Abruzzo authors and activists.

The Association deals with the dissemination of the creative art of spontaneous writing in an effort to promote new literary talents through initiatives taking place either online or physically. During the programme, a literary project aimed at schools will also be presented. The initiative is under the auspices of the Municipality of Pineto

Programmes

After the formal address Franco Santoro, Vice-President of the “Literary Inedito”, will be speaking on the role and commitments of the Association, the publishing house, the editorial philosophy and mission, the spontaneity of the literary movement and the “Zero” issue of the literary magazine of the same name.

Stella Chiavaroli and Yvonne Pincelli, organizer of the initiative, will present the book “Grand tour in white heat”. The presentation of the painters of the covers of the Literary Inedito will follow. Next is scheduled for the presentation of the book: “If I read Spinoza, I’m happy” by the author Marco lannucci, followed by the presentation of the books nominated for Campiello 2022 by the authors Marco Belli, Andrea Marchetti and Grazia Mazzeo.

Stefano Ciccone, author in the theological field, will then present his book: “The first seven days of the world”. The event will resume at 3 pm with the books presented at Campiello in 2020 and 2021 by the authors Fabio Martini and Massimo Ferretti. Elisa Mascia and the poets of the Inedito Letterario will speak during the event.
At 5 pm Jacopo Rubini, for “Opaca Fronde” will present “The moon and the mantle: haiku poetry and the spirit of things”. A focus on the world of literature for schools will follow through a meeting with teachers, children and parents. The closure is entrusted to Franco Santoro, who will talk about “Synergies with other organizations, the choices for the future”.

“We have sponsored this initiative with conviction”, explains Ernesto Iezzi, Managing Director for Culture of the Municipality of Pineto, “acknowledging the topics covered and the purpose of the association. There will be many authors and artists present, whom I thank, and it will be an opportunity for the public to get to know their works and realise the importance of cultural promotion. Congratulations to Yvonne Pincelli on this event “.

SUNDAY 8 May

As part of the two-day cultural event with the slogan: “RESTARTING FROM CULTURE” and after years of studies and historical research by Geom. Umberto Persichillo, on Sunday 8 May, the following event will take place:

Sunday 8 May from 16.00 to 18.00 – Conference Room

Programme:

4.15 pm Presentation of the book by the publisher Dr. Fabio Martini;
4 pm Opening address by the Mayor Dr. Peppino Ferrante;
4.30 pm Speech by the author Umberto Persichillo;
4.45 pm Musical break with the singer Teresa Minnillo from Milan;
5.10 pm Speech by Professor Ada Palladino;
5.30 pm Speech by Senator Prof. Giuseppe Astore;
5.50 pm Closing of the programme by the Mayor Dr. Peppino Ferrante.

NASA to send naked pictures of humans to space in hope of attracting aliens

The search for aliens has been as old as the human race itself. Scientists from across the world have been trying to find traces of life on another planet. Latest in the series of experiments, NASA is doing something that no one might have ever done!

According to reports, NASA scientists are planning to send naked pictures of humans into space. The scientists believe that a proper contact can be established with another life form, which has been tried and failed for 150 years, by sending a pixelated illustration of a naked woman and man waving “hello”, in an attempt to look inviting.

The ongoing experiment is a part of a project called the ‘Beacon in the Galaxy’ (BITG) which aims to send a message to other space civilisations inviting them to contact humans. Apart from the pixelated illustrations, the scientists have also included a portrayal of gravity and DNA. Scientists believe a binary-coded message is most likely to be understood by aliens.

“Though the concept of mathematics in human terms is potentially unrecognizable to extra-terrestrial intelligence, binary is likely universal across all intelligence. Binary is the simplest form of mathematics as it involves only two opposing states: zero and one, yes or no, black or white, mass or empty space” the scientists said in their official project document.

The proposed message includes basic mathematical and physical concepts to establish a universal means of communication followed by information on the biochemical composition of life on Earth, the Solar System’s time-stamped position in the Milky Way relative to known globular clusters, as well as digitized depictions of the Solar System, and Earth’s surface,” they added.

 

Palazzo della Pietà hosts OMNISCIENT the exhibition of Filippo Papa’s photographic works and Joan Josep Barceló’s poems in Venice 

Venice was the place where art and poetry met a new vision and experimentation through the representation of the REGENERATION performance by Filippo Papa and Joan Josep Barcelo creating a new way of making art, the union between photographic and performative art, holographic technology and poetry.

The Palazzo della Pietà in Venice hosted OMNISCIENT the exhibition of Papa’s photographic works and Barceló’s poems, curated by Mac Art, included in the Amedeo Modigliani Foundation Biennale. On the occasion of this exhibition, the commemorative book OMNISCIENT was published by the Setteponti Publishing House, with the preface by Paolo Giansiracusa and the afterword by Michele Lasala, where the various photographs and poems of both artists are collected. In the first part we find the twelve works of Omniscient accompanied by the twelve poems of Barcelo and in the second part, a tribute to the ten-year career of the artist Filippo Papa with the publication of ten works, one for each career year, always accompanied by poems unpublished by the poet Barcelo.

This whole concept materialized in the presentation of the performance REGENERATION at the end of April, with two representations, where Filippo Papa, live, as a visual performer, showed expressive art in his own body through a wonderful performance full of colour and interpretation, and where the poetry of Joan Josep Barceló adopted the holographic form, enhancing the act.

“Filippo Papa and Joan Josep i Barcelo travel in unison on the curvilinear paths of the universe. They adopt the same synthesis and love the musicality of silence. One captures images that push the gaze toward the Empireus, the other “rebuilds in the ceiling of the sky with every heartbeat”. It would seem that their poetics are entirely constructed by admiring the infinity that dominates our presence. Both look upwards as if looking for a trajectory that pushes the soul towards the place where everything is destined to converge. In this regard, Barcelo weaves verses as light as air, as burning like fire, and reminds us of everyone’s destiny in “asking only to die in the belly of the dome”.

Paolo Giansiracusa

“Filippo Papa and Joan Josep Barcelo, the photographer and the poet, the Sicilian and the Catalan, united in a journey called beauty. Moved by the desire to grasp, in the most varied forms of things, the most intimate essence of being, the two brave wayfarers unleash the weapons they know best. Papa does this by using light, with which he rewrites and describes the order of the world and admirably discloses that silent grammar that lies, eternal, under the heavy blanket of the visible. Barcelo does this by using the word, with which he illuminates, like a powerful beacon, the darkest and most hidden corners of the spirit of man. Two languages apparently distant from each other, but which actually show and prove to be basically the same thing. In fact, photography and poetry are both forms capable of capturing, imprisoning, freezing and crystallizing in an image or in a word the fleeting moment, the instant, the moment; what by nature is destined to live in a short space of time and then soon be swallowed up in the infinite darkness where everything is cancelled out. But art, photographic and poetic, has the strength to steal the moment that is about to dissolve from its evil destiny. At that moment there is the secret of the world, there is the whole sense of being. It is that light that pierces the darkness and illuminates the conscience of man, and that art reveals precisely. An image that, in Papa’s wonderful photos, finds full concreteness in the elegant shapes of a dome pierced by a mystical ray of sunshine. Seen from below and from inside, this almost looks like a circle of light, surrounded by the deepest darkness that eats away and cancels the rest of the church. In Barcelo’s profound lyrics, however, takes on the appearance of those words that no one understands and understands, which however herald a possible tomorrow. In one way or another, the presence of the transcendent is felt in the captured moment; the presence of what is far beyond the narrow schemes of reason. Absolute knowledge, or omniscience, whose most perfect symbol is not by chance the circle, among the forms, the one that best expresses the Umgreifende, the all-embracing of Jaspersian memory, where the possible is understood as well as the impossible”.

Michele Lasala

to multiply all hopes by four to irrigate with desire
the dome in the bud of each of the auroras
among celestial songs of guessing angels
what must be a martyrdom of symphonies of numbers

to savor the solitude of the hours that enter the night of the bodies
with a firm step on an oblique path

to fall completely into the lap of luminous forests
and of a twilight sky under the light weight of the eyes of a sun
that draws the most beautiful shadows in the world

*****

to try to sleep to talk to the angels about who is the most powerful
and to ocupy all the spaces feeling how their hands
are placed on the other hands

to feel no ties and cover nudity with rays of light
to combine their blood with other blood
to usurp the place in the shadows and not leave the fire of the circle

to ask only to die in the belly of the dome

*****

to unfold eight numbers on a distant and dark background
of the paradise of the eight gardens with eight doors

a circle of perfection in a mystical limit of light and dark
eternity between wind swirls and words between dream images and stars

to explain everything with drunkenness without depending on someone
who speaks a language that no one understands

(Poems by Joan Josep Barcelo)