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2015 Miłosz International Literary Festival
Kraków, a UNESCO City of Literature, will host the fourth annual season of the Miłosz International Literary Festival, May 14-17, 2015.
Organized by the Kraków Festival Office and Fundacja Miasto Literatury will consist of poetry readings, panel discussions, art exhibitions and multimedia events to be held in various historic venues.
This year’s program includes: Ruth Padel (UK), Marie Lundquist (Sweden), Valzhyna Mort (Belarus-USA), Robert Hass (USA), Charles Simic (USA), Uros Zupan (Slovenia), Xavier Farre Vidal (Catalonia), Kornelijus Platelis (Lithuania), and Alice Oswald (UK).
Polish authors include Dariusz Suska, Dariusz Sośnicki, Krzysztof Siwczyk, Julia Fiedorczuk, Wioletta Gregorzewska, Wojciech Bonowicz, Klara Nowarkowska, and Marta Podgórnik.
The theme of the 2015 season, A Book of Luminous Things, is taken from Miłosz’s anthology of international poetry. The Festival highlights the importance of Polish poetry in the international literary scene and Poland’s role as a living cultural center.
Czesław Miłosz’s work serves as a catalyst for reflection and cross-cultural dialog.