The 7th International Student Conference “Antonis Samarakis. The Eternal Adolescent”, organized by Zografeio Lykeio of Istanbul and Mandoulides Schools of Thessaloniki under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, was successfully held at Zografeio Lyekio from 10 to 14, April.
Attendance exceeded all precedent. About 450 participants, students and teachers of 19 public and private schools from Greece, Cyprus and Istanbul met with scientists, writers, actors and journalists. If Antonis Samarakis could see how many children uttered his name at this conference, he should have been very happy, a fact affirmed by the writer’s wife, Eleni Samaraki, who spoke at the opening ceremony.
The life and work of Antonis Samarakis emerged through the original ideas and presentations of the students, the contributions of the special scientists and the discussions that took place. It is worth mentioning that the topic of the conference was multifaceted and highly interesting, while a particular reference was made to how relevant and prophetic Antonis Samarakis is throughout his work, still until today.
At the same time, issues related to his prose and poetry, as well as his relation to history and language were analyzed and discussed while the reasons for which his works have been translated in multiple languages were also examined.
The 7th International Student Literature Conference was broadcast live by Livemedia.