“1821 : Revolution and Poetry in Motion” Panel Discussion

Join us for EMBCA’s “1821 : Revolution and Poetry in Motion” Panel Discussion Webinar on Sunday, June 27 at 2 P.M. EST (11 A.M. PST/ 7 P.M. Athens EEST). The panel discussion will be in Association with AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission. The event will be introduced and moderated by Lou Katsos, EMBCA's President/Founder and Chairman of AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission. The distinguished panel will include Poet/Essayist/Prose Writer/Translator and twice President of the Hellenic Authors’ Society Yiorgos Chouliaras; Author/ Poet Nicholas Alexiou Professor of Sociology and Director of the Hellenic American Project at Queens College, and Author/ Translator/Materials Scientist Andeas Melas the former President of Hellenic Link- Midwest.

Poetry, a word from the Ancient Hellenic ποίησις/ poiesis, meant in philosophy "the activity in which a person brings something that did not exist before" and etymologically deriving from the Hellenic term ποιεῖν/ "to make" has a long history in the Hellenic world and played a very important and pivotal role in the Hellenic Revolution and Independence both domestically and abroad. This genre was used to explore and disseminate new political ideas in a period of Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Revolution. In many ways poetry and Revolution are intertwined historically and certainly in the Hellenic Revolution.