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17 April
2015

The season of Krakow literary walks is open!

The season of Krakow literary walks is open!

With the arrival of spring, we are setting out on trips to the corners of Krakow – UNESCO City of Literature again.A cycle of literary walks is an exceptional opportunity to broaden our knowledge of Krakow writers and Krakow references, anecdotes and biographical trivia connected with places that we pass by every day.Literary walks will be not only a peculiar way of “reading the city”, but also an opportunity to meet close friends or relatives of writers.Already in April, we invite you to take a walk in the trail of Stanisław Lem (the 25th of April) – the most frequently translated Polish author of all time.

The trail of Lem will show Krakow that became an asylum for the writer after he had left his beloved Lvov. It was here that the author of Solaris spent the most part of his adult life. During the walk, we will visit corners related to his professional life, including the office of Wydawnictwo Literackie, which published his works in Poland. We will also recollect places in memory of Lem and finally meet Wojciech Zemek – the Master’s personal secretary.

It is already the second season of readers’ walks across literary Krakow. We have already followed the traces of Krakow poets, visited the literary Nowa Huta on bicycles and the corners of Krakow present in detective stories, become familiar with limericks and other witty rhymes by Wisława Szymborska and cabaret songs from the Young Poland period and looked for the Krakow cheap bar realism. This time we invite avid readers and walkers to take a walk on Saturday the 25th of April.

NOTE! Participation in literary walks is free, but requires registration. Everyone willing to attend is invited to submit their registration by e-mail to: spacery@miastoliteratury.pl. The number of participants is limited – we advise you to register soon!

Further information and the program of literary walks for the year 2015 are available here