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The World’s Greek Literary Connection  

 
Hellenic Literature Society
  
A non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
 
P.O. Box 2272, River Vale, NJ 07675 USA

Tel: 201-666-7374; Fax: 201-664-3402

 
7 Fragoklisias Street, Marousi 151-25 Greece

Tel: 30-1-619-9149; Fax: 30-1-610-4707

 

The Society's Charter

The Hellenic Literature Society is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of New Jersey, USA. It is administered entirely by volunteers and it is funded by the voluntary and tax deductible contributions of its supporters. The Society's charter is to foster the reading of books of Greek literature and culture and to disseminate Greek literary information on a world-wide basis.
 
Board of Trustees and Honorary Chairpersons
  • His Excellency Rudolph W. Giuliani - Mayor of the City of New York
  • Honorable Michael S. Dukakis - Professor, Northeastern University
  • Honorable John Brademas - President Emeritus, New York University
  • Honorable Eugene T. Rossides - President, American Hellenic Institute
  • Ms. Sandra Feldman - President, United Federation of Teachers
  • Dr. Matthew S. Santirocco - Dean, New York University College of Arts and Sciences
 
Board of Directors
  • Dr. Nadia Assimopoulos - Minister for the preservation of the French language in the government of Quebec, Canada
  • Yannis Fakazis - CEO, Cosmos Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Dr. Konstantinos Grammenos - Professor, University of London
  • Andreas Stavrou - CEO, Stavan Inc.
  • Christos Terzopoulos - CEO, E.C. Terzopoulos Publishing Enterprises
 
New York Executive Committee Boston Executive Committee Philadelphia Executive Committee
     
Dr. Vangelis Calotychos Yannis Fakazis Yannis Fakazis
Peter Constantine Dr. Maria Kakavas Lily Bita
Dean Costos Dr. Eva Konstantellou Katerina Dimitriadis
James Demos Dr. Lily Macrakis Akis Kalaitzidis
Yannis Fakazis John Papajohn Dr. Ioannis Kontopoulos
Dr. Stathis Gourgouris Dr. Dia Philippidou Dr. Iordanis Mavroulatos
Dr. Barbara Lekatsas Dr. Georgia Stathopoulou Dr. Maria Papacostaki
Dr. Neni Panouria Dr. Ana Stavrakopoulou Dr. Stephanie Theodorou
Barbara Papigtiotis Dr. Constance Tagopoulos  
Dr. Constance Tagopoulos Lee Tamis  
Dr. Liana Theodoratou Barbara Tsairis  
Stathis Vaitis Athanasios Vulgaropoulos  
 

Activities

Organize Greek literary and cultural events throughout North America, e.g. book exhibits, lectures and readings, new book presentations etc. Endow public and private libraries with Greek subject matter books, and books by Greek authors. Assist authors of Greek heritage to publish their manuscripts. Publish, each month, "Greece In Print," a literary review of Greek literature and culture Administer a discussion forum on the Internet, where members from around the world discuss Greek literary subjects.
 

Membership

Membership in the Hellenic Literature Society is free of charge. The Society currently has over 5,000 members in 40 countries around the world. The membership consists of: 39% general readership, 27% university students, 16% libraries, 8% university professors, 8% publishers, 5% organizations, 4% institutions, 3% authors and literary agents, and 2% schools. The Greece In Print literary review is read by over 35,000 people.
 
 

"GREECE IN PRINT" Book Exhibits

The first annual book exhibit of Greek literature and culture took place in New York City in September 1996. At this event the Society exhibited over 1,500 titles provided by 117 publishers from around the world. Over 1,800 people visited this event. In addition to the book exhibit, there was an exhibit of Greek traditional costumes. Also, the Jewish community of New York participated exhibiting a photographic collection of the Jews of Greece and the Holocaust in Thessaloniki. During the event, noted authors and scholars from Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, New York, Brown, Cornell and other universities conducted 13 discussion panels on Greek literature. The 1996 exhibit took place at the United Federation of Teachers Headquarters provided by the City of New York. As a result of this exhibit the Hellenic Literature Society was able to donate over $22,000 worth of books to various public and School libraries in North America.

The second annual book exhibit took place at New York University, in September 1997, in conjuction with New York Is Book Country festivities of the City of New York. In this event the Society exhibited over 1,700 titles provided by 138 publishers from around the world. There were 13 discussion panels on Greek literary subjects and photographic exhibits on Magna Graecia and the destruction of Smyrna. The Italian community also participated in the 1997 by supporting the events on "Magna Graecia." Noted Greek restaurants presented to the public samples of Greek cooking and estate wines from Greece. $24,000 worth of books was donated to libraries in North America.

The third annual book exhibit took place at New York University, in September 1998, in conjunction with New York Is Book Country festivities of the City of New York, and in Boston at the Maliotis Cultural Center, in October 1998. In conduction with "Boston, Hellenic Cultural Capital of America" festivities organized by SAE (organization of Greeks Abroad). In these events the Society exhibited over 2,000 titles provided by 146 publishers from around the world. There were 13 discussion panels on Greek literary subjects a photographic, and an art exhibit. Keynote speakers were, Christopher Hitchens, Patricia Storace and Monteagle Stearns. Special guest, the Russian poet Yevgeni Yevtushenko. Noted Greek restaurants presented to the public samples of Greek cooking and estate wines from Greece. $21,000 worth of books was donated to libraries in North America.

The fourth annual book exhibit took place at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA in April 8, 2000. In this events the Society exhibited over 800 titles provided by 112 publishers from around the world. There were 6 discussion panels on Greek literary subjects and a photographic. Special guest, Edmund Keeley from Princeton University. Noted Greek restaurants presented to the public samples of Greek cooking and estate wines from Greece. $14,000 worth of books was donated to libraries in North America.

Book exhibits and literary workshops are organized each year in various cities in North America.

The Society in co-operation with the Public Library of the City of New York organizes, throughout the year, Greek Literary Nights which are held at Donnell Library.



 
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