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Speaking Engagements, APPEARANCES

December 2, 2023                                   Co-host & Moderator: “Callas at 100”. Award-winning Author, Investigative Journalist & FiIm Producer Nicholas Gage                                                                                will discuss his book, GREEK FIRE: The Story of Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis
                                                                  Virtual event with Hellenic American Women’s Coucil (HAWC) – Great Lakes Region REGISTER
September 2023                                 Co-host & Moderator: “Q&A with Award-winning Author Nektaria Anastasiadou”
                                                             Event at Greek Islands Restaurant in Chicago, with Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois                                       
August 2023                                       Co-host & Moderator: “Falling in Love with Greece: A Conversation with Travel Memoirists Sharon Blomfield & Sally Jane Smith                                                               Virtual event with Hellenic American Women’s Coucil – Great Lakes Region 
September 2022                                 Poetry Reading, “The Secret Path” at Illinois State Poetry Society “Last Sunday” reading series         
   May 2022                                          Inducted Harry Mark Petrakis into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame          
  March 2022                                       Hellenic History Fair Judge: Koraes Middle School – Palos Hills, IL            
   January 2021                                   Live Virtual Interview with Olympian, Actress, Filmmaker, & Author Alexi Pappas –
                                                                   Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum of Oregon & SW Washington
April 2019                                         Guest speaker: Writing
                                                                    Pythagoras Children’s Academy – Elmhurst, IL 
                                                                    Plato Academy – Des Plaines, IL 
                                                                    Hellenic American Academy – Deerfield, IL
March 2019                                      Panelist: Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois Women in Leadership Panel 
                                                          Career Day Presentation: Lincoln Elementary School – Elmhurst, IL
April 2018                                         “Are You a Writer?”: Presentation to Girl Scout Troop – Elmhurst, IL                               
                                                          Guest Speaker: Writer  
                                                                      Pythagoras Children’s Academy – Elmhurst, IL  
                                                                      Plato Academy – Des Plaines, IL 
                                                                      Koraes Elementary School – Palos Hills, IL 
                                                                      Hellenic American Academy – Deerfield, IL 
March 2018                                      Culture Day Presentation: Greece – Lincoln Elementary School, Elmhurst, IL                           
February 2018                                  Mistress of Ceremonies – Pythagoras Children’s Academy Gala                      
September 2016                                 Author Panel – An Evening with Women.Who.Write                       


May 2022                                               Articles about Harry Mark Petrakis Induction into Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
                                                                      National Herald (in English)
                                                                     National Herald (in Greek)
                                                                     Hellenic News of America
                                                                      Tech Phoenix 
                                                                      Pappas Post
July 2021                                                It’s All Greek to Me Podcast
February 2020                                        Interview on (in Greek)
November 2019                                      Featured in the book, A DROP OF LADI & MY GREEK SOUL, by Krystina Kalapothakos
November 2019                                      Interview on Mondays with Meleti on Grecian Echoes radio show
  October 2019                                       Interview on A Literary World with Kathryn Gauci
 April 2019                                             Interview on
 February 2018                                     Interview on Echoes of Athens radio show
October 2017                                        Interview on Dialogos Media podcast
July 2016                                               Interview on Women.Who.Write blog

awards and accolades

September 2018

Among honorees at 40th anniversary celebration of Child’s Play Touring Theatre

December 2006

Recognized by Greek Women’s University Club as a Top Woman in Greek Media

wikipedia references

Maria’s work has been referenced several times in Wikipedia articles.