Christos Fifis on migration as poetic inspiration

Thursday, 23 November 2023 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Portrait of Christos Fifis

Christos N. Fifis was born in Greece in 1940. He migrated to Australia in 1965. He studied Economics and History at La Trobe University in Melbourne and Modern Greek Literature at the universities of New England (Armidale) and Melbourne. He was a member of the founding staff of the Interpreter and Translator Program at RMIT and VICTORIA COLLEGE, Melbourne between 1975 and 1986. In 1987, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Young Greek and the first Director of the Greek Studies Program at La Trobe University. He retired from teaching in 2007. He remains an Honorary Research Associate of La Trobe University. Alongside his research work, he has published in Greek collections of poetry, short stories and a play.

His short story collection, Greek-Australian Stories (Ελληνοαυστραλιανά διηγήματα), can be purchased from his Greek publisher here:

His play, Vasilo's House (Το σπίτι της Βασίλως), can be purchased from his Greek publisher here:



Production and Interview: Tina Giannoukos



Thursday 9:00am to 9:30am
A program dedicated to the eclectic world of poetry and performance. Guests are contemporary poets who read and discuss their works.


Di Cousens, Tina Giannoukos, and Waffle IronGirl