The Conrad Festival Charmed Us with Literature for the Sixth Time
Add date: Monday, 3 November 2014
The Festival’s growing position, unflagging enthusiasm of readers and unusual variety of events: at the 6th Conrad Festival, which came to a close on the 26th of October, we witnessed over 150 literary events welcoming nearly 160 guests from Poland and abroad, interesting meetings, creative debates, common reading, attractions for children and senior citizens, film screenings, exhibitions, concerts and an exceptional opportunity to exchange experience with Polish and foreign partners. The Festival is a flag festival of Krakow, the UNESCO City of Literature, Krakow Festival Office and the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation. This year, several thousand people visited the Festival.
A Writer Without an Alarm Clock
Add date: Wednesday, 29 October 2014
„As far as art is concerned, I am an absolute and incontestable anarchist” – says Boris Akunin to Grzegorz Jankowicz in an interview published in the latest issue of the Tygodnik Powszechny weekly magazine. In the interview, Akunin reveals why his writing project is the effect of a chemical process, what he has got in common with Bakunin, why Russian writers are sometimes lazy and what he thinks of the contemporary Russia.
How Much Is 2 Plus 2? Or Humanist Studies Today.
Add date: Monday, 27 October 2014
What Krakow and Edinburgh have got in common, what attractions awaited the youngest on the Sunday afternoon at the Festival, excellent and unusual book covers and the changing landscape of Sweden – this is what the last day of the 6th edition of the Conrad Festival was devoted to.
Add date: Sunday, 26 October 2014
In 1945 the Nazis were defeated. But we live in a world that has been ethnically cleaned. And it is terrible - said Miljenko Jergović at the evening meeting in the International Cultural Centre. Earlier, Klementyna Suchanow and Małgorzata Rejmerhad talked about Cuba and Romania as they see them. But the true stars of Saturday events at the 6th Conrad Festival were children.
God, Writer and Homeland
Add date: Saturday, 25 October 2014
When you write, you are God. You can do everything - said Jaume Car, a Catalan writer, at yesterday’s meeting in the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. Earlier, at Pod Baranami Palace, Jacques Rancière explained the meanders of the political, whilst Ryszard Koziołek, Aleksander Nawarecki and Szczepan Twardoch debated about Silesia, that is about their homeland.