A workshop on Spoken History with Mikołaj Grynberg | Miłosz Festival

A workshop on Spoken History with Mikołaj Grynberg

Two days of work on collecting stories that like to escape along with their characters, featuring instructions regarding looking for topics, listening to people, asking questions and not disturbing them in telling their stories. At an accelerated pace, we will move from selecting the protagonist to the final version of the story. Workshops for those who think that not every question should be asked, and for those who think otherwise.

The workshops will take place at the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace, Kanonicza 17, Krakow

7 June (Thursday), 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
8 June (Friday), 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

On June 8th at 7:45 p.m. join us for “A conversation about a conversation” a meeting with Mikołaj Grynberg, which will be hosted by Michał Nogaś and Justyna Sobolewska.

Free workshops, limited number of places. The following rules apply: registration for the workshops on the 7th and 8th of June should be sent, together with a short bio, to warsztaty@fundacjamiastoliteratury.pl.

 Applications are accepted until the 1st of June 2018. The selected applicants will be notified about the acceptance on the 4th of June.



Mikołaj Grynberg (born in 1966) – photographer and writer, psychologist by education. His photographs have been presented almost all over the world. Author of the albums Dużo kobiet [Many Women] (2009), Auschwitz – co ja tu robię? [Auschwitz – What Am I Doing Here?] (2010) and Ocaleni z XX wieku  [Survivors of the 20th Century] (2012). He published a collection of conversations titled Oskarżam Auschwitz. Opowieści rodzinne [I Blame Auschwitz. Family Stories] (2014), a volume of short stories Rejwach [Clamour] (2016) and Księga wyjścia [Book of Exodus] (2018) – a collection of interviews about the events of March ‘68. For many years, he has been dealing with the issues and history of Polish Jews in the 20th century. Throughout his work, he takes a special perspective on dialogue, focusing on meeting others, being open to their personal experiences and stories.


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