The Miłosz Festival invites you for free, two-day workshops for bloggers and critics to be held in Krakow on 20 and 21 May. The workshop will be run by Paulina Małochleb – literary critic and researcher, Secretary of the Wisława Szymborska Award.
We wait for your applications – containing your new or already published text and your contact details – to be sent until 8 May!
“Beginning with my streets” - announcing the guests of the Miłosz Festival!
Four festival days filled with meetings with authors, debuts, and concerts, as well as reading and commenting poetry. On the 8th – 11th of June this year, Krakow is once again slated to become the world’s capital of poetry.
Breyten Breytenbach with the Zbigniew Herbert Award 2017
Breyten Breytenbach – one of the most appreciated authors writing in Afrikaans and a guest of the 5th edition of the Miłosz Festival, which took place last year – was chosen a laureate of the 5th Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award 2017, one of the most important distinctions in the world of global literature and poetry.
“I just cannot see my poetry being read in villas with any pools, I simply can’t”, says Szymborska in Napisane życie / Written Life about how she imagines the readers of her works, and the audience gathered at the screening bursts in laughter.
Stefan Hertmans walks around like a teacher, talking about Carpaccio’s painting, Adonis emanates calmness, and when Kuba Kornhauser received the statuette during the Wisława Szymborska Award Gala, he turned it in his hands several times, like he was carrying a crystal ball showing him the future.
Staring in the darkness at the film portrait of Ryszard Krynicki, we collected our reflections after another dose of festival experiences. The poet himself says that he is a peripatetic – in order to write, he much travel, and the film is about the path he has travelled. The day passed under the sign of poetry. There were fewer conversations on social and political topics. We listened to the music of poetry and observed the artists.