About Telly

Telly Halkias

Telly Halkias

Telly Halkias is an award winning freelance journalist from Portland’s West End. He’s been an Army officer, tour guide, business owner, financial manager, and history professor.

Along with his writing, he currently teaches college English, media and humanities, and is an ATCA-member theatre critic (see below).

Telly loves the outdoors, most sports, and his pack of Siberian huskies, now down to 2 from 5. Telly has lived overseas for 15 years, and all over the U.S., but now calls New England home for good. He splits his time between Portland and his other home in Vermont.

“From The Stacks,” in its traditional column form, has appeared in print and online in various outlets for the past decade. It is, Telly says, “often a deeply personal look at anything and everything that makes us human.” In 2013, it was honored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for excellence in general commentary. Prior to that, it had received three awards from regional press associations.

Here, in the BDN Blogs, “From The Stacks” will go one step further by engaging readers – mostly in pondering, and contributing their takes, on the subjects covered in the column.

Telly is also Maine’s sole member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) and will periodically review selected Maine productions in “From The Stacks” as part of his long running “Stage Names” reviewing column, which has regularly appeared in various western New England publications since 2004.