The National Museum in Krakow and the Wisława Szymborska Foundation would like to invite everyone to a series of meetings with people who knew Wisława Szymborska, starting in October.
On the 29th of October, we would like to invite you to a meeting with Bronisław Maj, who will talk, among others, about the famous little lotteries, the Poet’s unique and distinctive sense of humour, about how the “Stockholm tragedy” influenced her life, as well as about the literary life of Krakow and the recently published book, Błysk rewolwru, presenting the Poet’s frivolous works, for which Bronisław Maj wrote a humorous “academic commentary”.
The meeting will take place at the Szołayski House – a Branch of the National Museum in Krakow (pl. Szczepański 9) at the multimedia room at 6 p.m.
The meeting will be hosted by Maciej Miłkowski.
Those who do not make it to the meeting, will be able to watch coverage of the event on the Museum Foundation’s website.
Both in life and in poetry, she had the ability to combine two seemingly opposite traits.
On the one hand, she resembled a little girl, naively, wonderfully, and primally delighted with the world, and on the other, at the same time, she was a strict sage with no delusions of the sense, of the aim of our human adventure here.
(Bronisław Maj about Wisława Szymborska)
Bronisław Maj – poet, essayist, and translator. He is a Doctor of the Humanities, he works at the Faculty of Polish Studies of Jagiellonian University. Author of a book about poet Tadeusz Gajcy. Winner of several prestigious awards, including the Kościelski Award. He was Wisława Szymborska’s close friend. He lives in Krakow.
Pic. Jakub Ociepa