We encourage you to take part in creating the City of Literature

Are you a bidding city? Great, let's connect!

The Cities of Literature firmly believe that there are significant benefits that flow from active international cooperation. As members of this network, we are committed to the objectives of the UCCN & consider ourselves part of a team.

For Krakow, this is more than a designation, more than a title. This is an opportunity & mission.

Contact Justyna Jochym to find out more. Let us know how we can help.


Do you organise literary events? Fill in the form and send it to by the 10th of each month with information about the event(s) you are planning for the following month. Together we will create LiteraTURA, a multifaceted information campaign about literary events in Krakow.

Krakow Festival Office

ul. Wygrana 2 30-311 Kraków

Phone: +48 12 354 25 00 

Fax: +48 12 354 25 01



Izabela Helbin

Director of the Krakow Festival Office


Robert Piaskowski

Programme Director


Urszula Chwalba

Urszula is the Head of the Literary Department. She is the co-writer of the UNESCO City of Literature application. Urszula is also the coordinator of the Conrad Festival and oversees all projects of the Department.


Szymon Kloska

Szymon coordinates various literary projects. He is responsible responsible for the programme of centenary birthday anniversary of Stanisław Lem.


Justyna Jochym

Justyna is the representative of the Cities of Literature in the UCCN Steering Committee. She coordinates international projects, like the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, International Cities of Refuge Network, Festival Cities Network, and more.


Michał Koza

Michał coordinates various literary events, such as the Miłosz Festival and the LiteraTURA cycle.


Anna Zygmunt

Anna coordinates various literary projects: such as City Codes, Literary Walks as well as exhibitions and educational projects dedicated to young readers. She is also responsible for the cooperation with libraries.


Krzysztof Żwirski

Krzysztof is responsible for coordinating work with bookstores, and he is also the coordinator of Second Life of The Book cycle.


Barbara Rumińska

Website editor