Panagiota Lilikaki is Greek and she knows all of the great Greek restaurants in Astoria. Ask her for recommendations this Saturday when she reads!
Panagiota Lilikaki is a native of Greece, where she was born and raised in the island of Crete. She earned her AA at LaGuardia Community College and her BA in English and Secondary Education at Queens College. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting and Translation at Queens College. Panagiota is working on Bed Monologues, a life journey through bed lessons, the story of a young girl, Chryssanthi, who comes to America trying to adjust to new rules. Her monologues have been a part of the Queens Stories radio show during the Summer Performing Arts Festival at Queens College; Trumpet Fiction at KGB Bar, and at the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Panagiota has served as an artist advisor in Queens in Love with Literature. Her creative translation of the fable “Tell them I’m Beautiful” by Maria Kalogeraki was presented through the lens of the choreographer Jocelyn Alter and her company Jostle, along with the Greek and English text at QUILL. Currently, she’s in the process of translating a contemporary Greek play by Chryssa Spilioti called Guess Who Discovered America.