Almost 150 guests, around a hundred events, busy accompanying cycles – for the seventh time, guests from Poland and abroad come to Kraków to celebrate the annual festival of literature.
This year’s direction of literary search is determined by the slogan Against the Current. The festival will be an opportunity to talk about the literature that does not follow the mainstream and wakens us from comfortable lethargy. For the first time in the history of the festival, the Conrad Award for debut writers will be granted this year.
Follow the website of Conrad Festival, but also its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles where, among others, you will find news and reports from meetings, but also live broadcasts transmitted by Periscope (you can watch it for 24 hours after the end of the meeting). Links to the broadcast can be found on Festival’s Twitter profile.
Programme of the Conrad Festival
Follow Festival’s meetings by Periscope:
“Russia’s unwomanly face”. A meeting with Svetlana Alexievich, 19 October, 5.00 pm.
“Taming the World”. A meeting with Wiesław Myśliwski, 19 October, 8.00 p.m.
“Violence and imagination”. Discussion: Leonidas Donskis, Tomas Venclova, 20 October, 3.00 p.m.
“A translator of cultures”. A meeting with Hooman Majd, 20 October, 7:00 p.m.
“Missing worlds”. A meeting with Olga Tokarczuk, 20 October, 8.30 p.m.
Polish fictions”. Discussion: Inga Iwasiów, Wit Szostak, Agnieszka Taborska, 21 October, 1.00 p.m.
“Agon, the muse of gamers”. Discussion: Igor Sarzyński, Jakub Szamałek, 21 October, 5.00 p.m.
“Postmodernism isn’t what you think”. A meeting with Robert Coover, 21 October, 8.00 p.m.
“Another Africa”. A meeting with Kamel Daoud, 22 October, 6.00 p.m.
“KRALL”. A meeting with Hanna Krall, with Mariusz Szczygieł and Wojciech Tochman, 22 October, 8.00 p.m.
„Minority report: women and Kurds in Aslı Erdoğan’s Turkey”, 23 October, 3.00 p.m.
“Messiahs”. A meeting with György Spiró, 23 October, 6.30 p.m.
“The man from the literary neighbourhood”. A meeting with Gonçalo M. Tavares, 24 October, 6.00 p.m.
“A correction of the world”. A meeting with Jonathan Franzen, 24 October, 9.00 p.m.
“Kiwka, or about modern life”. A meeting with Michał Paweł Markowski, 25 October, 5.30 p.m.
Conrad Award Gala, with Jonathan Franzen’s lecture “How to write”. 25 October, 8.00 p.m.
The festival is organised by the City of Krakow, the Krakow Festival Office and the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation.
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