CulturePolis in collaboration with the Corfu Reading Club carried out with great success on July 3, 2020, at 20.00 in the hall of the Corfu Medical-Surgical Society, the 1st pilot implementation of the new CulturePolis initiative “Digital Reading Club” – ΨΗ.Λ.Α ‘with the physical presence of the members of the Club, the executives of CulturePolis in Corfu and other specialised associates from Greece and abroad that were invited to attend though internet.

This event in Corfu was part of the pilot actions that aim at creating a digital network, which will bring the members of the Reading Clubs in Greece together and in the next phase members of Reading clubs in the Arab world and in the wider region of south-eastern Europe-Mediterranean with the help of translators and digital tools. All with the aim of a better understanding the “Other” through literature/culture.This activity is the first to be done under the auspices of the newly established “Center of Greek and Arabic Literature and Culture” – K.EL.A.L.P.

The invited key speaker was Mrs. Persa Koumoutsia distinguished author and translator of Arabic literature ( also a collaborator of CulturePolis and coordinator of K.EL.A.L.P., presented her rich work in translation stressing out the importance of literature for the better understanding of the “Other” and discussed with members of the Club on this subject .

Anyone interested can watch the video of the event HERE

We thank all the participants of the event and we hope from the coming Fall on, to be able to announce the full program of meetings of the “Digital Reading Club” of CulturePolis / K.EL.A.L.P., which will be open to anyone interested.