Sunday 18 April 2021
Our Reading Club for young book lovers continues online in April, hosted by the author Tasoula Eptakoili.
The book that will inspire this meeting is Summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer… by Argyro Pipini.
Each month, twenty members between 7 and 10 years old get together to discover a new book! Our little readers will have the chance to share their impressions, feelings and thoughts, as well as to travel, using their imagination as the vehicle and the book of the month as their launch pad, into the exciting worlds that spring up from its pages.
The book and its author
Once upon a time, there was a house… A house that was sad – because it had feelings, and because it was all alone, but it was given a second chance to relive its old glory, when a new family arrived at its door.
A story about how life goes on, for things and for people. About the cycle of seasons and feelings (love, companionship), about one generation helping the next, and about second chances.
Argyro Pipini is an author and actor. She studied political science and theater. She runs creative writing workshops and seminars to cultivate the love of reading for adults and children, in collaboration with universities and libraries in Greece and abroad, makes school visits, and translates literature, plays and children’s books. Her books To diko tous taksidi (Kaleidoskopio, 2014) and Melak, monos (Kaleidoskopio, 2016) have received awards by the literary journal “O Anagnostis”, and are included on the White Ravens list. Summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer… (Patakis, 2016) won the Greek IBBY – Circle of Greek Children’s Books Prize, and Melak, monos the State Prize for Children’s Books. Periklis kai Aspasia – Mikra Gatika (Patakis, 2018) was also included on the White Ravens list.
The Reading Club hostess:
Tasoula Eptakoili was born in 1968 in Samos, and grew up in Piraeus. She graduated from the Faculty of Classics of the University of Athens, but chose journalism over teaching. She has worked on the radio (Melodia FM and now ATHINA 9.84), newspapers and magazines. From 2003, she has worked as a writer for "Kathimerini" newspaper. She has authored the books: My other whole (Patakis, 2016), a personal account of loss, the poetry collection The woman in the elevator (Kastaniotis, 2018), as well as Gourgouris (Patakis, 2017), Garis (Patakis, 2019) and The Flowering Teapot (Kastaniotis, 2019) – stories for children, but not only. She recently released another book, Do you see me? (Kastaniotis, 2020), which she co-authored with Psychology professor Foteini Tsalikoglou. She also curates and presents the TV show "Shots with tails", stories of animal love and human kindness, on ERT2. She lives in Athens.
Get ready for the Reading Club meeting
Reading Club: Children’s Literature
Sunday 18/04, 17.00
For children aged 7 to 10 years old
Up to 20 children
Free participation by online pre-registration
Pre-registration starts on Friday 26/03 at 12.00
Coordinator: Tasoula Eptakoili
To take part in the Reading Club, all registered participants are required to read the book of the month.
The book "Summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer… " is available by Patakis Books, with illustrations by Iris Samartzi.
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.