Daphne Nikolopoulos


Archaeology and Creative Writing

Writing as D.J. Niko, Daphne Nikolopoulos is the author of “The Sarah Weston Chronicles” archaeological thriller series. Books in the series include “The Tenth Saint,” “The Riddle of Solomon,” “The Oracle” and “Firebird.” Her historical novel, “The Judgment,” was awarded a national Bronze Medal in historical fiction from Independent Publishers and first place in the historical fiction category of Royal Palm Literary Awards. A career journalist who has worked in the U.S. and Europe, Ms. Nikolopoulos is currently Editor-in-Chief of Palm Beach Illustrated magazine and Editorial Director of Palm Beach Media Group. A native of Athens, Greece, she holds a degree in international business from the University of Central Florida and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California, Riverside.

Student Testimonials

  • "Impeccable researcher, respected travel writer, Greek historian, cultural expert and excellent speaker."
  • "She has a fountain of knowledge on Greek culture and her examination was a revelation to me."
  • “Outstanding instructor! She should offer more creative writing workshops.”
  • “I enjoyed her creative writing class. One of the best faculty members!”

Contemporary Short Stories

Interpretive Analysis and Shared Inquiry of Short Fiction from The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction

This course will examine short fiction of the last 50 years with an emphasis on incisive, thought-provoking contemporary works. Through shared inquiry and group discussion, students will gain a deeper understanding of this form of narrative prose and the ways in which it has enriched literature as a whole. The anthology includes such authors as Alice Walker, Amy Tan, Junot Diaz, Joyce Carol Oates, George Saunders, and others. The winter quarter curriculum will include new stories not previously discussed. This course has no prerequisites.

The course text, “The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction” (Touchstone Books — ISBN 1416532277), may be purchased online at Amazon.com.

Register early! Enrollment is limited to 25 registrants and this class fills up quickly.
Six Lectures
  1. Car Crash While Hitchhiking, Xmas, Jamaica Plain -
  2. Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story, Female Trouble -
  3. Silver Water, How Far She Went -
  4. A Temporary Matter, The Management of Grief -
  5. The Cavemen in the Hedges, The Hermit’s Story -
  6. Communist, Brownies -

Course # W6T2 — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Room 151 (Annex), Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14 2023
Time:2:30 - 4 PM
Fee:$110 / member; $135 / non-member
Class Closed

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