A tale of hope and a family's love

In just under two weeks, the brilliant and vibrant Nina Angelo OAM will be a panellist at the Greek Australian Writer's Festival for her work; Don’t Cry, Dance.



Her family’s memoir, Don’t Cry, Dance is the true story of her parents’ survival at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps, celebrating their love as well as their new chapter in Sydney.


audiobooks@radio has been working with Nina to transform the account into an audiobook. It is a remarkable story; two people facing death who fall in love.


And whilst a memoir spanning four generations detailing life in a concentration camp could have easily focused on hate, Nina’s story is that of forgiveness, hope and a family’s love of people from all cultures, colours and creeds.


In working closely with the author to produce the audiobook, it is clear Nina embodies her family’s legacy of resilience, generosity, hospitality and love.


Nina is a creative maverick; a motivational speaker, arts consultant, mentor, intuitive artist, registered Marriage Celebrant, writer and activist. She is passionate about gathering women together to share their truth and heal the impacts of intergenerational trauma through storytelling. She seeks to uncover the creative spirit in all of us and capture the stories of our culture in our times.


In 2009, Nina was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her Service to the Arts and the NSW Central Coast community.


We were touched when Nina contacted us after listening to our narrator, Alexander 'Lex' Marinos, bring her words to life:


'I have just listened to Lex on Chapter Two. I am so moved by the way he became my dad! It’s almost as if I didn’t have a part in it and I was totally sucked into it. Digesting it. I will have some dinner and move on. It’s so emotional for me Maria. I totally love you for doing this with such sensitivity and respect'.

The Greek Australian Writer's Festival to be held 12 June, 2022 is an event of the 40th Greek Festival of Sydney – one of Australia’s largest and longest-running annual cultural events.


Nina Angelo will be a panellist alongside other Australian‑Greek authors including Andrew Pippos (Lucky’s), Peter Papathanasiou (The Stoning), Cassi Plate (Monster and Colossus) and Peter Prineas (Wild Colonial Greeks).


More information and event details can be found at the Greek festival of Sydney website: https://greekfestivalofsydney.com.au/.


If you would like to read more about Nina, her website can be found at: https://ninaangelo.com.au/.

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