A strong literary congregation at Yota Krili’s book launch.
Yota Krili was born in Kerastari of Arcadia, Greece in 1937 and migrated to Australia in 1959. Completed High School studies at East Sydney Evening College and graduated from the University of Sydney with an Arts Degree and a Diploma inEducation.
She taught ESL, Modern Greek and English in secondary schools and lectured part-time in Education at the University of Sydney. She has also been a tireless activist on political and educational issues and edited a series of books for Modern Greek students.
Yota Krili’s new book, Origins, was launched last week to a strong Greek Australian crowd. The historical novel follows the story of the 1821 revolution and the civil war, undergoing hardships and showing unimaginable bravery.
The book was introduced by Helen Nika and Dr Chris Fifi and was presented by the Greek Australian Writers Association.
Coming up for the Association are three events.
Mr John George will give a talk on the theatre of Nikos Kazantzakis on September 29 at 3.30 pm at the Hall of Pontian Community of Melbourne and Victoria , 345 Victoria Street, Brunswick. Admission is free.
Litsa Nikolopoulou-Goga will launch her new book, Some Truths that will be presented by Dimitra Ainisli on October 20, 3.00 pm, and in November, the book Stathis Raftopoulos MBE – Poet: A Ulysses at the Antipodes will be launched. The book is written by Kyriakos Amanatides and presented by Mr George Pagalis.