Poetry at Pegasus: Greek Writers Night

Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm
Pegasus Books Downtown

Poetry at Pegasus: Greek Writers Night

Katie Aliferis
Koraly Dimitriadis
Georgia Kollias
Alexandra Kostoulas
Apollo Papafrangou
Nick Mamatas
Irene Pozoukidis

w/ OPEN MIC to follow.

Author Bios:

Alexandra Kostoulas is the founder of the SF Creative Writing Institute. She is an award winning writer of poetry, fiction, and journalism. She has performed her poetry on stage at readings both locally and nationally. She has just completed a poetry collection about coming of age called Becoming Athena. She is currently at work on finishing up her novel, Persephone Stolen that weaves in themes of artifact theft, the immigrant experience and the Persephone myth. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College and a BA from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB in Literature.

Oakland native Apollo Papafrangou is the author of the novel Wings of Wax. His fiction and poetry has appeared in ZYZZYVA magazine, the Simon & Schuster anthology Trapped, Sparkle & Blink, the Bookends Review, and the Oakland Review, among other publications. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College.

Georgia Kolias holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Advocate, Role Reboot, The Manifest-Station, and various anthologies. She is an Associate Acquisitions Editor with New Harbinger Publications, specializing in psychology, self-help, spirituality, and social justice titles. Before joining New Harbinger, she worked in nearly every other aspect of the book world, including: literary management, publicity, book selling, the public library system, and teaching creative writing. 

Katie Aliferis is a poet and lyricist from San Francisco (and a proud Maniatissa). She has been a featured performer at Get Lit, Literary Speakeasy, Quiet Lightning, VelRo's Global Voices, Voz Sin Tinta, and other events. Find Katie online at KatieAliferis.com. Katie is thrilled and thankful to be with the παρέα tonight.

Nick Mamatas  is the author of seven novels, over one hundred short stories, and dozens of essays and articles. His books include the novels I Am Providence and Sabbath, the short fiction collections The Nickronomicon and The Spook School, and the how-to guide for writing short fiction and non-fiction, Starve Better. Nick’s short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, New Haven Review, and many other anthologies and journals. He has written about writing for The Writer, Fine Books & Collections, and Wonderbook. His anthologies include the award-winning Haunted Legends (co-edited with Ellen Datlow) and The Future Is Japanese (co-edited with Masumi Washington), and the hybrid cocktail recipe/flash fiction title Mixed Up (co-edited with Molly Tanzer).

Irene Pozoukidis was born in America but lived in Greece with her grandmother until the age of three. She was raised in Connecticut by her immigrant parents who made sure she graduated from Greek school, danced in every Greek festival, and was well versed in the deliciousness of Greek foods. Her current work in progress, The Fire Snatcher, is a middle grade fantasy novel inspired by Greek mythology, the martial arts, and her mother’s love of figs.

Koraly Dimitriadis is a Cypriot-Australian writer, actor, and the author of the poetry books Just Give Me The Pills and Love and F—k PoemsLove and F—k Poems is a bestseller for the poetry genre in Australia and was initially self-published as a zine, with rights sold into Europe. It has also been translated into Greek. Her two books form the basis of her poetic play “Saying the wrong things” which premiered in Melbourne’s renowned La Mama Theatre. Koraly produced, acted and wrote a series of short films of her poems called "The Good Greek Girl Film Project". Koraly is currently developing her debut novel, Divided Island. She writes opinion for the Australian media and has been published in The Independent(UK) and The Washington Post internationally. She was funded by the Cypriot Ministry of Education.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
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