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Vasso Kalamaras



  Vasso Kalamaras (nee Papayiannaki) was born in Athens, Greece and arrived in Australia in 1950. She studied drama in Athens in 1960-1961. She has an Associationship in Fine Arts from W.A.l.T. and holds a Dip.ED from Curtin University.
 For 22 years she was a lecturer in Modern Greek at C.M.C Tafe, Perth Campus. Her husband Leonidas and their two sons Athanasios and Kostas are all artists and lecturers of the Arts.

Vasso writes plays, poetry, short stories and novels in English and Greek. Her work has been widely published in Australian, Greek, American and Canadian anthologies and translated into Chinese, French and i Italian. Her English/Greek short story publications

include, Other Earth Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1977, Bitterness Artlook Books Perth 1982 and the play The Bread Trap Elilkia Books Melbourne 1986. An English publication of prose and poetry includes The Same Light Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1989 and Genesis Athina Publishers Melbourne 1993. The p ay Olympias, Mother of Alexander The Great Owl Publishing, Melbourne 2001, was published in two volumes, English and Greek. A number of her plays have been performed in English and Greek. Karagiozis Strikes it Rich was performed in Greek in Sydney and Canberra in 1987, directed by Stavros Economides and Karagiozis Down Under was performed in English, Perth in 1992, directed by John Saunders. This helped make the popular Greek character known to the Australian audience.

Dame Mary Durack and Vosso Kalamaras are the two founding members of PEN in Perth. Vasso is also a member of 
PEN Perth (International) and National Society of Hellenes Writers, Athens, Greece.

Vasso was awarded the Tsakalos Prize in Athens, 1978 for her novel Impressions of a journey and in Melbourne 1981 her play The Bread Trap won the Hellenic Festival Award. In Perth, Vasso received the 1992 Hellenism Award. Her co lection of poetry and short prose The Same L'ghfwon the 1990 Western Australian Premier's Award for fiction. Vasso was one of many women involved in tobacco farming in Manjimup from 1950 -1961.

 

 






 

 

 

 

 
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