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About Maria A. Karamitsos

Maria A. Karamitsos is a journalist, author, and emerging poet. She's the founder & former publisher/editor of WindyCity Greek magazine and former associate editor & senior writer for The Greek Star newspaper. She’s a contributor to TripFiction. Her work has been published in Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal, Highland Park Poetry, Greek City Times, GreekCircle magazine, The National Herald, GreekReporter, NEO magazine, Harlots Sauce Radio, Women.Who.Write, KPHTH magazine, XPAT Athens, and more. One of her poems was recently published in The Magic of Us — A Moms Who Write Anthology. Maria has contributed to two books: Greektown Chicago: Its History, Its Recipes and The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook. She's currently querying her 1st novel.
  • Greek Travel Memoirs

    MNEMOSYNI’S MUSINGS… You’ve heard of Mnemosyni, the Greek goddess of memory. Mythology buffs will know that she’s also the goddess of storytelling—and mother of the Muses! So, it’s only fitting to name a literary column in her...

    • Posted April 2, 2024
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  • New Books to Add to Your List

    MNEMOSYNI’S MUSINGS… You’ve heard of Mnemosyni, the Greek goddess of memory. Mythology buffs will know that she’s also the goddess of storytelling—and mother of the Muses! So, it’s only fitting to name a literary column in her...

    • Posted December 28, 2023
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  • Full Circle: Indie Film Reconnects a Filmmaker with His Former Teacher-Turned Screenwriter

    Sometimes we never know the impact we have on others. But when a former high school teacher, now Author and Screenwriter Patricia V. Davis, reconnected with a student, she learned that she ignited a spark that changed...

    • Posted October 27, 2023
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  • Greek-American Memoirists

    MNEMOSYNI’S MUSINGS… You’ve heard of Mnemosyni, the Greek goddess of memory. Mythology buffs will know that she’s also the goddess of storytelling—and mother of the Muses! So, it’s only fitting to name a literary column in her...

    • Posted October 27, 2023
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  • Summer Reads

    MNEMOSYNI’S MUSINGS… Welcome back! Summer is upon us, and everyone’s always asking for recommendations for summer beach reads—and typically novels. While there are so many to choose from, I’ve selected some new releases, some by Greek authors...

    • Posted July 30, 2023
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  • Acclaimed Actress, Director, Producer, Writer, and Translator Mimi Denissi
    Mimi Denissi: Sharing Important History to Shape Our Future

    Acclaimed Actress, Director, Producer, Writer, and Translator Mimi Denissi has starred on stage and screen, translated many works, and created innumerable productions for Greek audiences. But the development of projects that bring important and often little-known history...

    • Posted April 14, 2023
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  • Meet Some Contemporary Greek Poets

    MNEMOSYNI’S MUSINGS… Welcome back! April is National Poetry Month, so let’s talk poets! Thoughts of Greek poetry may conjure names like Cavafy, Dimoula, Elytis, Palamas, Ritsos, Sappho, Seferis, Solomos, even Homer. But did you know that their...

    • Posted April 14, 2023
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  • Longing for Home

    MNEMOSYNI’S MUSINGS… Longing for Home Greek Adoptees Share Their Heartbreaking Stories in Voices of the Lost Children of Greece “Who am I?” “Where do I come from?” Most of us know the answers to these questions. I...

    • Posted March 21, 2023
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    UHVA Hosts Annual Gala, Honors Founding Father

    The United Hellenic Voters of America (UHVA) hosted its first post-pandemic gala this fall at the Fountain Blue Banquets in Des Plaines, Ill. The event recognized members of the community and honored the memory of the organization’s...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • Children’s Books by Contemporary Greek Authors

    MNEMOSYNI’S MUSINGS… You’ve heard of Mnemosyni, the Greek goddess of memory. Mythology buffs will know that she’s also the goddess of storytelling—and mother of the Muses! So, it’s only fitting to name a literary column in her...

    • Posted December 27, 2022
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  • Historical Fiction by Contemporary Greek Authors

    MNEMOSYNI’S MUSINGS… You’ve heard of Mnemosyni, the Greek goddess of memory. Mythology buffs will know that she’s also the goddess of storytelling—and mother of the Muses! So, it’s only fitting to name a literary column in her...

    • Posted October 30, 2022
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