The 7th Annual Vrykolakas’ (Vampires’) Ball: A Benefit for Food Gatherers

Hosted by
Zingerman’s Roadhouse
2501 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, 48103

Lead Sponsors
KerryGold and Liberty Dental Associates, PLC

Literary Entertainment
Readings from Natalie Bakopoulos, author of The Green Shore, and bestselling novelist Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves.

Greek Cuisine
This event is held in memory of Daphne Zepos, an international authority on cheese, writer, teacher and friend to Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. Guests will delight in a culinary tour of Greek cheeses with Ari Weinzweig and enjoy a tasty menu from James Beard Award Winner Chef Alex Young.

Tickets are $150 per person; pricing includes dinner, gratuity, goodie bag and two drink tickets. There will be prizes for the best costumes, tarot card readings, and carved pumpkins and signed books for sale.

*The vrykolakas (Greek ??????????, pronounced [vri?kolakas]), is a harmful undead creature in Greek folklore. It has similarities to many different legendary creatures, but is generally equated with the vampire of the folklore of the neighboring Slavic countries.

FEATURED BOOK
The Green Shore
Natalie Bakopoulos
Simon and Schuster, 2012

Set in Athens and Paris, Natalie Bakopoulos’s masterful debut paints a finely-etched portrait of one family, whose heartbreaking stories of love and resistance play out against the backdrop of the late 1960s Greek military dictatorship.

Natalie Bakopoulos holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, where she now teaches. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Ninth Letter, and Granta Online, and received a 2010 O. Henry Award, a Hopwood Award, and Platsis Prize for Work in the Greek Legacy. She is a contributing editor for the online journal Fiction Writers Review (www.fictionwritersreview.com). Each summer she teaches creative writing at the Aegean Arts Circle in Andros, Greece.

The Green Shore is Natalie Bakopoulos’s first novel.

Tickets are $150 per person; pricing includes dinner, gratuity, a goodie bag and two drink tickets. To purchase tickets, call Food Gatherers at (734) 761-2796.