Oxford Society of Greece
CHS GR has cooperated with the Oxford University Alumni Society of Greece, in the planning and implementation of their annual literary event, in 2011 and 2012. The literary events were hosted in the Center’s Lecture Hall in Nafplio. During the events, a series of readings were conducted by Oxford graduates, who are also practicing poets and creative prose-writers in Greek and English or both. In November 2013, the Oxford University Alumni Society of Greece held its reshaped third annual literary event at the Association of Greek Archaeologists premises in Athens. Members and guests, including known and lesser-known poets and novelists read excerpts from their work. The event was co-organized by the Oxford University Alumni Society of Greece, CHS GR, and the co-organizers of the annual poetry symposium ‘Paros Symposium,’ S. Gevirtz and S. Kouka.
Paros Poetry and Translation Symposium
CHS has supported the annual “Poetry and Translation Symposium of Greek and American poets,” by cooperating with the symposium’s organizers, Professor Susan Gevirtz, Poet and Professor at the ΜΑ program in Visual and Critical Studies program, and the ΜFA program art Visual art, California College of the Arts, and Ms. Siarita Kouka, Antiquities Conservator and Poet, and contributed in the organization of the 8th annual symposium in July 2013. The symposium was organized in Athens, at the Association of Greek Archaeologists premises, with the closing event of the symposium, taking place at the CHS GR “Nikos Mazarakis Family” Lecture Hall. American and Greek poets and translators travelled in Nafplio and they presented the outcomes of their work during workshops. In 2014 the Symposium was again held in July at the SEA premises in Athens. Poets from Greece, U.K., and the U.S.A. participated in workshops, doing translations and reading poetry. The event was enriched with cultural activities during the evenings and became a focus of fruitful exchanges among poets and translators. CHS GR continued supporting the Symposium, and became the connecting point between the Symposium’s organizers and the British awarded poets Poets in Residence Program, supported by the Michael Marks Charitable Trust. The British awarded poets have participated in the workshop in the past and expanded their network in Greece and the U.S.A.
Cultural Association of Music Professors (Peloponnese)
Cooperation took place in 2011 between the CHS and the Cultural Association of Music Professors of the Peloponnese. The event focused on themes related to Music, and hosted distinguished Professors who shared their knowledge and expertise with the wider public. In the past, the Association has offered an annual concert during the closing event of the High School Summer Program.