ɛlɛˈana kastrojˈani

nomadic subject :

writes speculative fiction from the margins of history and the far futures of the Capitalocene

immodest witness :

tells stories in spoken word to inspire radical hope on how to live on a damaged planet

constitutive outsider :

was born in Greece, is multiply queer and has a PhD in cultural geography



Writing has nothing to do with

meaning. It has to do with land surveying and

cartography, including the mapping

of realms yet to come.

— Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus


Eleanna Castroianni is a writer, poet and oral storyteller from Greece. A cultural geographer by training, Eleanna tells stories from the margins of history and the far futures of the Anthropocene. Their written work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Podcastle, The Stinging Fly and elsewhere. They live in Athens, Greece, with a growing number of string instruments.

Eleanna opines on mixed migration, environmental justice, late capitalism and gender/queer stuff among other things at @nomadological and at their blog.


Artist Statement

Press kit






The world is the bridge between the walls of a canyon, the banks of a river in an abyss, and words are the birds that fly across and across.

They cannot be in two paces at the same time. But they can cross and come back.

It takes all one’s life long to cross the bridge to the other side.

But the birds fly back and forth across the canyon, singing and speaking from one side to the other.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, Always Coming Home


Eleanna has studied at the Storytelling School of Athens and performs for adults and sometimes for children, sharing stories, song, and ukulele melodies. 


  • Oral storytelling performance
  • Audio narration
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Consulting for non-profits


  • World mythology
  • Funny tales
  • Wisdom tales
  • Dark stories
  • Personal stories

Performs in English & Greek

Available worldwide



Get in touch

e [dot] castroianni [at] gmail [dot] com