Controversial journalist (opinion writer) and poet Koraly Dimitriadis, the author of the Australian poetry bestseller Love and F–k Poems, which was translated into Greek and published in the UK by Honest Publishing, will do a short tour of Europe this month to promote her work including her new novel-in-verse Just Give Me The Pills.
Koraly’s poetry spans theatre, short online films and books and explores cultural and religious repression and the pressures of trying to claim your own voice when it is being denied.
She will perform as part of She Grrrowls Feminist Poetry Night at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX on Friday 5th October at 7pm, before flying out to Athens to perform at the Free Thinking Zone Activist Bookshop on Tuesday 9th October.
She will also perform in Cyprus on two occasions; Thursday 18th October, 8pm at Vinylio Wine Bar in Limassol and on Wednesday 24th October, 8pm at Prozak Cafe in Nicosia.
In Cyprus she will also be part of the Sardam Literary Festival, and will conduct two poetry workshops on ‘Writing Like You Don’t Care What People Think’. These will take place at NeMe Arts Centre in Limassol on Saturday 20th October and Home 4 Cooperation on Monday 22nd October as part of Buffer Fringe. Bookings are essential.
Whilst in Cyprus, Koraly will be working on her first fiction novel titled Divided Island, set in Melbourne and Cyprus. It explores how our upbringing affects who we love and how we love.
Koraly said, “I want this issue out in the open, particularly in migrant communities or strict religious communities, how women are raised to “be good”, to marry and have children and not encouraged to find who they are and what they want from life.”
Tickets for Koraly’s London performance can be booked online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/she-grrrowls-feminist-arts-night-open-mic-tickets-48893613113