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Book presentation – Dad in a Cage
October 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Demetra Socratous presents her children’s book ‘Dad in a Cage’, illustrated by Efrosini Mavrou, on Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 19:00 at the Bank of Cyprus Hall (Central offices, Evagoras Pallikarides Avenue, 8010) in Pafos.
The story portrays the daily life of a girl whose parent is a prisoner in an attempt to empower young readers to deal positively with life challenges.
The book has been published in the context of the Youth Initiatives Project (Youth Board of Cyprus). It has been approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture (January 2019) and furthermore, received the award ‘Book of the Year 2018’ at the 9th International Literature Contest by the Greek Cultural Association of Cypriots (Athens).
BOOK PRESENTATION PROGRAM
Welcoming Remarks by:
– the Cyprus Youth Board Officer, Mrs. Marina Constantinou
– the President of the Pafos District Committee of the Pancyprian Greek Teachers Organization, Mr. George Georgiades
– the Lawyer, President of the Paphos Bar Association, Mr. Epaminondas Korakides
Presentation of the book by:
– the Publisher and Writer, Mrs Amalia Picridou Louca
– the Sociologist (graduate of University of Crete), Postgraduate Student in Gender Studies at University of Cyprus, Mrs Rafaella Pentara
– the Lawyer, Vice-President of the Association for Prisoners Protection in Cyprus, Mr. Yiannis Polychronis
The author’s speech, Mrs Demetra Socratous
The presentation includes book readings by the students Ariana Fakonti, Eleni Charalambous, Sophia Afxentiou and songs by the Children Choir CAMERTON of the Cyprus Russian Association of Pafos under the direction of maestro Mrs Anna Izmailova.
Chairperson: Mrs Elena Tsimouri
The presentation will be held in Greek.
The net proceeds from the book sales will be made available for a specific charity cause.
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SUPPORTERS: Youth Board of Cyprus, Youth Initiatives Program, Bank of Cyprus, Pancyprian Greek Teachers Organization-Pafos District, Association for Prisoners Protection, Yiannis Polychronis Lawfirm, Children Choir CAMERTON of the Cyprus Russian Association of Pafos, ANTAMOSIS
SUPPORTERS: FIKARDOS Winery, Epaminondas Bakeries, Sun Fresh Bakeries, Papantoniou Supermarkets, Christakis Iakovou Nursery Ltd, KEO, Print & Design Studio 360°, IKphotos_official
Demetra Socratous is a primary school teacher, a drama facilitator, a human rights and peace trainer. She has obtained her degree in the Science of Education and a minor degree in French Studies from the University of Cyprus (2004). She received a Master degree in Drama and Theatre in Education (University of Warwick, 2007) and a second Master degree in Arts and Culture Management (Rome Business School, 2017). She was the Coordinator of the ‘Youth and Culture’ Workshop of Pafos 2017 Cultural Capital of Europe, as well as the co-Coordinator of the Cyprus Youth Network of the European Cultural Parliament. A short video on her voluntary work has been posted on the European website for the European Year of Volunteerism 2011. Demetra writes tales, short stories and poetry, which have received prizes both in Greece and Cyprus. Her first book “Mary and the White Pea” deals with the topic of child cancer. Her poetry collection “Truths, Dreams and Peace” was nominated for the Cyprus National Children Literature Award 2017 and was awarded by the Cyprus IBBY – Cyprus Association of Children’s and Young Adults’ Books (2016). Her third book ‘Dad in a Cage’ deals with the special topic of parental imprisonment.
Efrosini Mavrou, having studied in London, has been engaged in fashion design and cloth creation for several years. Being experienced in various fields of art (stage design, painting, silk screen printing, doll making, cut-out art), she is now working exclusively on drawing, book illustration and leads creative workshops for children and older people.