The Krakow City Council Says “Yes” to the Future of Literature and Readership in Poland!
Add date: Thursday, 9 July 2015
We have good news for all in the world of Polish literature! The Krakow City Council has ratified the Conrad Award city resolution and has decreed the formulation of a grant programme supporting the cultural activity of bookstores. During a heated discussion in the Krakow City Hall, members of the city council also discussed a resolution asking Poland’s Parliament to proceed with the Book Bill.
Against the Current – we already know the slogan and the first guests of the 7th Conrad Festival
Add date: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Jonathan Franzen – one of the most important American novelists, Hooman Majd – a cult Iranian-American writer, Wiesław Myśliwski – the double winner of the Nike Literary Prize, and Hanna Krall – a legendary Polish reporter are the first guests of the 7th Conrad Festival. This year’s most important literary event in Central Europe will take place in Krakow from the 19th till the 25th of October.
The 4th Miłosz Festival
Add date: Tuesday, 24 March 2015
The 4th Miłosz Festival kicks off on May 14th. The 2015 edition of this great poetry festival will run under the theme A Book of Luminous Things. This is the English title of the famous anthology published by Czesław Miłosz in the United States in 1996. This year unique poetic insight will be provided by twenty poets from Poland and abroad during a rich and varied program of debates, panels, concerts and exhibitions. The Festival, in addition to its main program, will also involve add two additional coinciding events: a literary program for children Miłoszek and a series focused on Japanese culture and Haiku. The festival will end on May 17.
Krakow and Wrocław promote literature in Paris
Add date: Thursday, 12 March 2015
The hottest names of contemporary Polish literature and its strongest genres: the detective novel, the children's book and illustration, discussions on the heritage, power and topicality of Polish poetry and the tradition of reportage, theatre and film, workshops for the youngest readers and conversations on the most important issues of the identity of today's Poland, numerous domestic publishers presenting their most interesting publications – these are only some of the attractions of the stand of Krakow and Wrocław that will be available to visitors of the prestigious Book Fair in Paris.
Welcome to a meeting with Joanna Bator!
Add date: Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Writer and photographer on the trail of a missing Sandra Valentine. A dark story about love, loneliness and writing. One of the most celebrated and most interesting Polish writers, and the 2013 Nike Award winner, Joanna Bator will share about a trip to Sri Lanka, the tear-shaped island.