Lily Michaelides

Lily Michaelides was born in Nicosia where she lives and works.
She attended a course on Secretarial Studies and Public Relations.

She has published three collections of poetry by Govostis Publications in Athens.

  • The Alchemy of Time (2001),
  • Shapes and Roads in Relief…(2003) and
  • Remembrance of a Dawn in Greek and English– a bilingual edition
  • Melani Publications (Athens) are the publishers of:

  • Innuendos(Ypenigmoi) (2007),a poetry collection
  • The city needs no recommendations(2011) prose
  • Arena,a bilingual poetry collection,(to be published in late 2014)
  • Her poems have been published in newspapers, and literary magazines in Cyprus and abroad and have been translated into English, French, Italian, Serbian, Swedish, Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish.

    Her third poetic collection Remembrance of a Dawn, was presented at the Nehru Centre in London in May 2004.

    In June 2013 she joined the Board of Directors of the Cyprus PEN Centre responsible for Public and International Relations.


    Since 2006 (owner & director) organisers of cultural events local and international, primarily in literature (see profile of Ideogramma.

    Professional Experience /current & selected completed projects

    Participation in Literary Festival

    1st Athens World Poetry Festival (Greece)

    September 2013

    A 7day festival that hosted 69 poets from 22 countries, with readings allover the city of Athens including the Acropolis Museum and the Women’s Penitentiary.
    Participating in readings.

    Literary Ark Yerevan (Armenia) October 2012

    A 10day literary festival. One of 30 invited writers from many countries. Participated in readings, workshops, discussions.
    Two videopoems were screened.

    PEN Annual Meeting(Cyprus) September 2011

    Participated in the 2day eventthat hosted 20 writers from Cyprus.

    Organiser of Writer Presentations and Book Launches

    • All that I would want you to know

    May 2013

    Poetry collection by Maria Kepola and Andreas Timotheou presented in Larnaca.
    • The Five SeasonsbyConstantinos  Papageorghiou,
    June & October 2012
      Poetry collection presented in Limassol and Nicosia.
      • ErsiSotiropoulos,
        February 2011
      An awarded writer from Greece presented at the Shoe Factory Cultural centre, Nicosia.
      • Tomas Tranströmer 
      March 2010
      The Swedish Nobel Laureate Presented at the ARTE Cultural Centre, Nicosia.

      Organiser of Literary Events

      Poetry and Music April 2013

      Two poetic events on the occasion of the painting exhibition of the Greek artist Asteris Gekas, at ARTos Foundation, Nicosia.

      Vivid Poetry Allios, a poetry performance 12 March 2012

      Sole organiser of the event, in collaboration with the Dpt of Applied Arts of the Frederick University, Cyprus. Four Cypriot poets, two based in London UK (AlevAdil and John Michael Mouskos) and two based in Cyprus (PambosKouzalis and Lily Michaelides) came together. Each poet created two poetic actions (involving graphics, music, theatre, dance, filming) and all together created a unified performance. The Arts dpt created a series of 43 posters based on the poems which were exhibited for a week.

      Poetic Collection  21 September 2006

      Sole organiser of the event staged to celebrate International Day of Peace, on behalf of the UNESCO Chair of the University of Nicosia (University of Nicosia  – Amphitheatre).

      Synesthesia – Multi Media Production May 2003

      Key member of the Organising Committee with the participation of Cypriot and acclaimed Greek Poets (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) Theatre).