Sunday 27 March 2022
The Reading Club for Teens is very excited to meet again in March, facilitated by writer Stella Kasdagli.
The book we will be reading together in March is: Hecate’s Smile by Litsa Psarafti.
For this meeting, 30 Book Club members aged 12 to 16 will meet online on Sunday, March 27, at 13:00, in order to discover more worlds that are waiting to be conjured by the readers themselves, i.e. us.
Don’t worry if you haven’t read the entire book, or if you didn’t join our previous meeting: either way, Stella will be giving the cue each month, announcing the book that we will all be reading together over the weeks to follow. At the end of the month, the group of people who have read the book (or at least half of it) will be meeting to exchange thoughts, impressions, feelings and concerns, triggered by what we have just read, whether we liked it a lot or not so much.
A few words about the book for March:Litsa Psarafti has the ability to write great stories about important times and significant issues, in a way that makes us turn page after page without ever wanting to stop. A book featuring such stories and unique characters is Hecate’s Smile, indeed a book that was honored with the Greek State Prize for Adolescent Literature.
Roikos and Theano. Konstantinos and Theoniki. Yakoumis and Areti. Telis and Teti. Four centuries of Greek history, four young girls who lived on an island of the Aegean, and a precious jewel-symbol that is lost and found again in an unpredictable and mysterious way. Real-life and fictional characters frame the central heroes who are fighting for love, hope, dreams and life.
The Greek edition of Hecate’s Smile is available from Patakis Publishers.
A few more words about Stella:Stella Kasdagli is a writer, translator, co-founder of the nonprofit “Women on Top” and an educator of teenagers and adults. She graduated (God knows how) from the French Literature department of the University of Athens and then studied Media Theory in London. She worked for several years as Editor-in-chief at Cosmopolitan magazine, while also writing pieces for several other Greek and English-language sites and publications. Currently, she is designing and implementing activities that empower women, writing about issues that she believes should be discussed more, translating foreign-language literature, and facilitating workshops for teenagers on the subjects of body image, internet, and social change. She is also co-founder of the Mentorkids network and the online reading club Bookworm. She has written the following books (in Greek): Tummy.com; I only wanted to fit in; 30 women who changed the world (and how you can change it too); and the Princess Athena series. She has two daughters and is growing up with them in Athens.
Sunday 27/03 | 13.00 - 14.30
For boys and girls aged 12-16
Free participation via online pre-registration
Pre-registration for 27/03, starts on Monday 28/02 at 12.00
The first 30 to sign up through the link they will receive will be enrolled
Anyone reserving a seat at the Book Club is required to have read the book of the month (or at least half of it).
The Greek edition of the book If You Come Softly is available from Patakis Publishers.
As part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's collaboration with the National Library of Greece, the book for December's Reading Club has been chosen by NLG staff members.