Paraskevi (Voula) Kotsalou talks about the fairy tale of “Verona, of Veria, the mermaid” – CULTURE - Wishevoke

Paraskevi (Voula) Kotsalou talks about the fairy tale of “Verona, of Veria, the mermaid” – CULTURE

from “The Other View.”

Paraskevi (Voula) Kotsalou talks about the fairy tale of “Vergona, of Veria, the mermaid”

Voula Kotsalou lives permanently in Veria. He graduated from the Faculty of Administration and Economics and the Department of Library Science of TEI Thessaloniki. He works in the city library “Th. Zogiopoulou” from the KEPA community of Veria. Her articles have been published in magazines and newspapers.

On the occasion of the latest edition of the fairy tale “Vergona (Intervention Editions), Veria gave an interview to the mermaid Alekos Chatzikostas on the program “Loya starata” (RADIO AECHMI).

How did this fairy tale come about as an idea?

“I have a lot of material on Greek mythology and its de-symbolization. On the other hand, there were no texts for children from our country. My son’s question about whether I could get him a gorgonian as a talisman gave me the impetus to start writing. A second trigger was that right after the Tempe tragedy, I started writing a short story about the little children lost, and that short story became a mythological story aimed at young and old, at adults who feel like children . It is a story set in Veria with real archaeological finds and references, reaching the territories conquered by M. Alexander.

What messages do you want to convey to the children who receive it?

“First of all, to get to know their place. The toponyms that exist in Veria such as Aliakmonas, Olganos, the Archaeological Museum and we also arrive in Aiges with the mermaids and the visit that will take place in Aiges and the royal tombs.”

What was the audience’s reaction after the first performance in Veria? Are more planned?

The next one will take place on Friday April 5th at the Naousa City Library as part of the World Children’s Book Day celebrations.

Regarding the book’s illustrations, which belong to her, she emphasized:

“I thought it would be good for those reading the book not to search for the relevant references, but to have an image that gives them an immediate understanding of what I’m writing about and at what point they see these archaeological images could find that there is.” was created with my guilt.”

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