Dear Members, a number of you have already attended many of the successful functions organized by our League since the start of the year 2014. With our second Newsletter we wish to inform you in advance of subsequent functions to give you the opportunity to organize your program.

Breaking News

The updated and modernized GACL website with the latest applications and adaptations will be up and running as of 10  May. Please support us in our latest venture by going onto our facebook page, and following as well as attending our functions. Sign up and become a member, we value your support.

In our new website we will have a special section under “Books & More” in which, as a first plan, present the latest book publications of our members. In this attempt we will require from you electronically the following in the order they appear:

  • Cover of book (high resolution jpeg or pdf file
  • Main title of the book
  • Author’s name(s)
  • Book category- poetry, novel, theatrical play, short stories, study, etc.,
  •  Publisher
  • Year of publication
  • ISBN
  • Sale Price
  • Contact (email or postal address)
  • A biographical note about the author ( a paragraph)
  • A short blurb about the book

ALSO

In the new section under “Links” we will present the website addresses of our members (if they wish) accompanied by their name. Please contact us via email with your details stating your full name and the address of your website. Our email is- infogaclm@gmail.com

 

1. Upcoming Events 2014

–  Saturday 17 May at 3.00 pm,  in collaboration with the Pontian Community of Melbourne and Victoria we launch Dr Con Aroney’s  book “Flames in the Water Tears in the Sea”, a powerful historical novel about one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century… at the Pontian Community of Melbourne, 345 Victoria St., Brunswick. The book will be presented by academic and writer Konstandina Dounis and journalist Claire Gazis, and our Honoury President, Kyriakos Amanatides will be Master of Ceremonies for the event. A bi-lingual presentation.

–  Thursday 22 May at 6.30 pm, opening night of the Art Exhibition, Antipodean Palette”2014, by Prof. Nikos Papastergiadis.  The GACL is continuing its aim to present the work of 12 artists in the fields of painting, design, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics and other media. A musical interlude by the duo “PolyXeni” will entertain the audience.The Art Exhibition,“Antipodean Palette” will take place   at Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon Street, Carlton. The exhibition will continue until the 1st June, 2014.

–  Saturday 24 May at 4.00 pm, at the same venue as the exhibition the GACL will present the work of well known Greek poet, Spiros Karamountzos. His translated into English of some of his collected works; “Poet’s Garden” will be presented by Dimitris Troaditis. Kostas Paivanas will showcase the poet’s body of work. A bi-lingual event.

–  Sunday 25 May at 4.30 pm, as part of “Antipodean Palette” 2014, the GACL will host an afternoon of poetry centred about the theme of «metamorphosis». Eight Greek-Australian poets will entertain the audience with pieces intimately connected to the transformation of outer reality and inner mental life. The eight poets are Dimitris Troaditis, Konstandina Dounis, Petr Malapanis, George Mouratidis, Michael Giannopoulos, Steve Messinis, Dina Amanatides, and Pixie Trangas. Accompanying them will be our special guest, the acclaimed Australian poet, Judith Rodriguez for what promises to be cerebrally stimulating and memorable afternoon, at Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon Street, Carlton

–  Saturday 24 10.00 am -1.00 pm, and 31 May, from 1.00 am-4.00 pm, Soula Mantalvanos, an exhibiting artist, will speak about her copperplate printing process.

The Exhibition hours daily are 10.00 am- 4.00pm

–  Sunday 22 June, 2014, at 3.00pm, we will launch the latest book of Kalli Karagianni, titled, “The Power of Love”, at the church hall, 420 Church Rd., Templestowe. Kyriakos Amanatides will present the book and Joanne Liakakou will be the M.C. for the event.

–  Sunday 31 August, 2014, at 3.00 pm, we will launch Jim Saltis’ book titled “Blessings, exorcisms and curses” in collaboration with EEAMA at 1C Bell St., Preston. The book will be presented by Nikos Nomikos.

–  Sunday 14 September, 2014, at 3.00 pm, we will launch 2 poetry collections by Dina Amanatidou, at the Panarcadian Association “O Kolokotronis” building, 570 Victoria St., North Melbourne. More details will be released in our next newsletter.

–  Sunday 5 October, 2014, at 3.00 pm, The launch of ‘Antipodes’ Vol. 60, 2014, together with the announcement of the results of the literary competition. This event will be held at the Panarcadian Association “O Kolokotronis” building, 570 Victoria St., North Melbourne. More details will be released in our next newsletter.

 

2. Periodical «ANTIPODES» Volume 60, 2014

The 60 Volume of the literary periodical «ANTIPODES» will be launched in October. This year the periodical pays tribute to Plutarchos Deligiannis, one of the founding members of the League as well as the first Secretary, whose tireless and dedicated contribution to the advancement of the Greek letters and culture in the Greek-Australian community will be greatly missed.

Τhis issue will publish works submitted by its members, such as poems, short stories, studies, essays, book reviews and οther literary works, in Greek and English. Submitted works, in order to be published in the periodical must be approved by the Editorial Committee. All material submitted must not have been published previously and is the original work of the author.

The following length limits apply to each category: Poems: 100 lines, Short Stories and Essays: 2000 words, Studies: 3000 words, Book Reviews: 1000 words. Seven copies per contribution should be submitted, these are non-returnable. The deadline for submitting contributions is the 26th June, 2014. Works that exceed the specified size limits will be rejected, without involving the Editorial Committee.

Works Submitted must be posted to the: Greek-Australian Cultural League of Melbourne,  University of Melbourne, P.O. Box 4307, Parkville, Vic., 3052 and must reach the GACL by the 26th of June 2014. We encourage submissions to be sent in electronic form to gacl.editor@gmail.com

 

3. Literary Competition 2014

The GACLM, once again, organises the annual Literary Competition whose results will be announced during the launch of this year’s “Antipodes” periodical, Volume 60.

The competition includes works written in the Greek or English language in the following categories: Poetry, Short Story and One Act Theatrical Play.

Competition Rules:

• One entry per category.

• All submissions should be the original works of the author and should not have been submitted toanother competition or have been previously published.

• Contributions for the competition can be submitted in either the Greek or English language and will be judged separately for each language.

• Poems should not exceed 100 lines. Prose entries should not exceed 2000 words. The one-act play should not exceed 15 minutes duration.

• For each entry, four copies of the work need to be submitted for consideration by the judges by post. These copies will not be returned.

•For each work submitted, a pseudonym in place of the author’s name should be used. This needs to be the same pseudonym for all work submitted by the same person. The author’s full name and corresponding pseudonym, their address, telephone number and email, along with the title of the work/s should be placed in a separate sealed envelope with their entry/entries to ensure anonymity. Please complete the attached application with your submission/s.

• The results of the literary competition will be announced at a special function incorporating the launch of the League’s annual, bilingual periodical: ANTIPODES in October, 2014. All first prize winning works in each category of the competition shall be published in the periodical of the GACL “ANTIPODES” Vol. 60, 2014 which will be launched on the same day the awards are announced. All prize winners will be sent via post a commemorative certificate.

All entries must be submitted by 26 June, 2014, at the latest, and sent to the following address: Greek-Australian Cultural League, University οf Melbourne, P.O. Box 4307, Parkville, Vic., 3052, Australia 

 

 

4. Membership Renewal

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you to renew your Membership for 2014 by paying your membership fee of $25 for the year. We wish to remind our members that they receive the periodical free of charge at the end of the year and that we have no other funds to cover the expenses of the printing of the ‘Antipodes’ periodical and the posting to its members. The viability of the GACLM depends on your support. (You’ll find the renewal form and other details at the end of this Newsletter or HERE in the new website ).

 

RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP- 2014

Name…………………………………………………………………………………

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Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

e-mail………………………………………………………………………………………

 Annual membership: $25             Donation: $………………………………..

Post to:

GREEK-AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL LEAGUE OF MELBOURNE

University of Melbourne, P.O. Box 4307, Parkville, Vic., 3052, Australia

 

Μembership for 2014 is $25.00. Should you wish to renew your membership on line you can follow the instructions-

Account name: Greek-Australian Cultural League of Melbourne

Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank

BSB: 063011

Account Number:  00902863

Reference: Place your Surname and the word “Membership” as Reference. Send us an email to infogaclm@gmail.com that you have paid online so we can issue and send you a receipt.

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APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE LITERARY COMPETITION 2014

Name……………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Address…………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Telephone………………………………… e-mail ……………………………………………………

 

Titleofworkssubmitted…………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Language of works submitted…………………………………………………………………….

Pseudonym…………………………………………………………………………………………

I, the undersigned certify that I am the author of the submitted works.

That the work/s has not been submitted in other competitions or published in any printed form previously.

I permit the GACL to publish my winning work/s and make any grammatical or syntactical changes as may be deemed necessary.

Signature:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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GREEK-AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL LEAGUE OF MELBOURNE

University of Melbourne, P.O. Box 4307, Parkville, Vic., 3052, Australia

P.O. Box 4307, Melbourne University, Parkville, Vic., 3052, Australia, www.gacl.com.au

President: Cathy Alexopoulos, Tel. +61 3 9885 8715, 0407887725, infogaclm@gmail.com

 Secretary: Kathy Aronis, Tel. 9887 1653, 0427 481 330, konie@live.com.au