Events

Apart from several dozen theatre, music, and film events, Krakow is the host of the most important literary festivals in Poland: the Milosz Festival and the Conrad Festival. Each year, eminent authors from all over the world come to Krakow, along with a select circle of Polish writers, poets, and reporters. These festivals have become a brand recognised in the world and a symbol of international celebration of literature. Meetings with authors are accompanied by academic conferences, debates, concerts, meetings with translators and publishers, and parallel to the Conrad Festival, another celebration of literature takes place in Krakow – the largest Book Fair in Poland. The list of events supporting the book market and promoting reading also includes the Book and Rose Malopolska Book Days, the Comic Book Festival, the Online One Poem Tournament, the 366 Poems in 365 Days workshops, The Second Life of a Book and the Multipoetry campaigns, and the Krakow editions of the national All of Poland Reads to Kids programme. The Free Reading Zones are also active here.

The Conrad Festival

The festival has been organised by the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation, the City of Krakow, and the Krakow Festival Office since...

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The Miłosz Festival

The Czesław Miłosz Literary Festival was created on the basis of the Krakow Meetings of the Poets of the East...

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Reading Malopolska

Reading Malopolska is a project as part of which Malopolska and its capital – Krakow want to promote their literary...

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Book Fair

The Book Fair in Krakow is one of the leading cultural-commercial undertakings, constituting a great form of literature promotion. It...

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The Second Life of a Book

The Second Life of a Book is a great book swap campaign organised once a month by the Bookeriada portal...

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Poetry Night

In 2011, this new project joined the cycle of the annual Krakow Nights, previously comprising the following night marathons: the...

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Krakow Poetry Salon

Initiated in January 2002 by Anna Dymna, the Krakow Poetry Salon attracts numerous enthusiasts of poetry who gather in order...

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The Book and Rose

The event is modelled on the traditional Catalan holiday called San Jordi, during which men give women roses to commemorate...

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One Poem Tournament

The One Poem Tournament was initiated in Krakow by Krzysztof Miklaszewski in 1966. Jerzy Pilch writes in Dziennik that is...

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Poetry Slam at Magazyn Kultury

An event taking place every month as part of Magazyn Kultury at the Kolanko No. 6 pub in the Krakow district...

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Reading Lessons

Reading Lessons is a social campaign of Tygodnik Powszechny, aimed at the popularisation of reading. As part of the event,...

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The Free Reading Zone – Past Editions

Strefa Wolnego Czytania (the Free Reading Zone) has been organised since 2010. Within the scope of the first edition, a...

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Tischner Days

The Tischner Days were created to popularise the person and the thought of Rev. Professor Józef Tischner, who connected his...

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Norwid Days

The Norwid Days in Krakow are an event organised by the Nowa Huta Cyprian Kamil Norwid Cultural Centre since 1995....

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Talking Dog

An anthropological magazine. A spoken magazine usually taking place on the first Tuesday of the month at the Piękny Pies...

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Comic Book Festival

The Provincial Public Library in Krakow, the French Institute in Krakow and the Krakow Comic Book Association have organised the...

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