Μembers of the Bureau of the Scientific Committee


Triantafyllos H. Kotopoulos is a Professor of Creative Writing & Modern Greek Literature in the University of Western Macedonia (Greece). He is in charge, as the Director and Scientific Co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Program of Creative Writing. He is a Graduate and Ph.D. in New Greek Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Ioannina. His authorial work as well as his research interests concern the study and teaching of Creative Writing in Education, Modern Greek Literature and the Theory of Literature. He has published eight (8) scientific books. More than one hundred fifty (150) of his articles have been included in collective volumes, Greek and foreign scientific journals in addition to International Conference proceedings. He has co-ordinated four (4) International Creative Writing Conferences, has edited a number of books and collective volumes and, other than that, has participated in various research projects. He is the Director of the Bibliology Laboratory of the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Macedonia. He is the supervisor of the writing of the New Curricula of the subject of Literature for High School (2020) and the relevant training of PE02 teachers. He is a member of several cultural institutions and international companies, the Scientific Co-ordinator of the Patras World Poetry Festival and of the Culture Book website, as well. He presides over the selection panel of the literary prizes Jean Moréas and supervises the publication of the online magazine LexiTanil. He writes regularly in newspapers and journals of the printed and electronic press. Above all, he wholeheartedly favors over his founding membership in the Pan-Hellenic Association of Paraplegics cultural group in Northern Greece. Τhere are six (6) poetry collections in his track record: Portolanos (Paratiritis 1999), Edwards and Alfredos (Mandragoras 2012), Semicolons and such things (Mandragoras 2013), Buoys (Digamma 2015), The 40, aforetime, Churches (Mandragoras 2020), 4x4 (Pikramenos 2021) and one (1) collection of short stories: A novelette in 11 Long and short stories (Graphomichani 2015). He has written the lyrics (and his poems have been set to music) in the Clear Writing and in The hidden CDs (Metronomos 2016 and 2020). He has organized, scientifically edited and presented two (2) television broadcasts about the art of writing: i. Digamma on ERT3 (2016-2017, 18 episodes) and ii. Clear Writing on ERT2 (2019, 12 episodes).


Dr. Tzina Kalogirou is a Professor of Modern Greek Literature and Literature Teaching in the School of Education/ Department of Primary Education   at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece, and Director of the Postgraduate Programme of Rhetoric, Humanities, and Education. She is the author, editor or co-editor of 16 academic books (in Greek and English) and numerous chapters/papers (in Greek, English French and Italian) in edited volumes, international and national refereed journals, and conference proceedings. She is a member of the steering committee of The Child and the Book International Conference and the co-editor in-chief (with Xavier Minguez Lopez) of the international academic Journal of Literary Education. She is also an official partner of the international research project TALIS, of the International Network Memità: Memory, Identity, Integration to Identify Analysis Models in Media Communication, composed by members of other 16 Universities around the World. She is also member of the Scientific Committees of the editorial series Laboratorio Children’s Books, for Anicia Edizioni–Rome, Niata for the University of Palermo, of the international scientific committee Tρισκελής. Collana mediterranea di storia, letteratura e varia umanistica as well as a member of the editorial team of the literary magazine Biotope of Culture ( and of the Jean Moréas Poetry Prize Committee.

Maria Caracausi is a Professor of Modern Greek Language and Literature, and Medieval and Modern Greek Literature at the University of Palermo. She is the president of the Italian Society of Modern Greek Studies and a member of the European Association of Modern Greek Studies (EENS). Since 1986, she has been a member of the Sicilian Institute of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies “Bruno Lavagnini” in Palermo. She has, also, taught Greek at the Universities of Brindisi, Puglia (2002-2005) and Cosenza, Calabria (2004-2006). She has given lectures and courses on Greek Literature at various Universities (Vienna, Granada, Cyprus, Milan, Thessaloniki, Athens, Ioannina) and has participated in many conferences with her own presentations. She is a frequent visitor to Greece. Since she was a student, she has received various scholarships to attend courses, seminars and to carry out research from Greek institutions: Chios Peninsula Studies Foundation (1979), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1981), Ionian Centre of Chios (1983), the House of Fine Arts and Letters of the Ministry of Culture (1993), Onassis Foundation (2001), Costas and Eleni Ouranis Foundation (2002). She is also involved in literary translations from Greek into Italian and her Italian translation of The Odes of Kalvos was awarded with an honorary distinction by the Society of Literary Translators in 1989. Among her many publications are the following: Palamàs e Drosinis “compagni di viaggio”, “Atti dell’Accademia di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti”, V, 4 (1984), 171-183, Αμοργός di N. Gatsos, “La Memoria” (Annali della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell'Università degli Studi di Palermo) 6 (1990), 49-67, and [Italian translation] G. Seferis, Alla maniera di G. S. e altre poesie, traduzione di M. Caracausi, AIORA, Athina, 2021. In 2020, she was awarded the Jean Moréas Prize “for the Promotion of Greek Letters” and in 2021 the State Prize of the Ministry of Culture for her literary translation of the collection White Spots on White by Yannis Ritsos.


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