American Literature @Athens American Center

The U.S. Embassy in Athens will hold a series of ten seminars on American Literature at its Athens American Center. This is a professional development program designed for:

  1. High school teachers of the English and/or Greek language(s)
  2. Graduate and Post-Graduate students of American literature
  3. Creative writing instructors
  4. Book club coordinators

The program aims to familiarize participants with some of the most representative works of classic and modern American literature by highlighting and discussing the distinctive qualities of ten major American novels over the course of the ten-week series.

The program encourages the use of these texts in relevant courses, including creative writing courses, as well as book club activities.

Distinguished writers Theodoros Grigoriadis (2016 State Literature Prize) and Vangelis Provias will be the instructors, and the ten meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 18:00 to 21:00 at the Athens American Center, HSBC Building, Politeia Business Center,
109 -111 Mesogion Avenue.

The first meeting will take place on September 11, 2019.

The program is free of charge and availability is limited so participants must register in advance. The deadline to register is Friday, July 19, 2019.

Certificates of attendance will be provided to participants upon successful completion of the program.

The registration form, along with the series schedule and a list of the ten featured novels, can be found at along with additional program details.