Opening Polish collection in OBA: Paneldiscussion, poetry and music
On 19 May 16.00 we will be launching a new collection of Polish books at the OBA Oosterdok – Amsterdam Public Library
Culture Creates Connections
The main goal of the Polish Culture NL Foundation is to increase the awareness about Polish culture in the Netherlands and to build cultural bridges between Poland and The Netherlands.
As part of the project ‘Huis van alle Talen’-‘House of all languages’, we have successfully created the first major collection of Polish books in the Public Library of Amsterdam. The collection contains classics of Polish literature as well as recent publications in Polish and Dutch. The collection includes fiction, poetry and non-fiction, books for adults and children.
Click here to see the book catalogue.
Translation Brings People Together
The programme will include a panel discussion with translators and writers, a poetry reading and music.
Karol Lesman (Polish-Dutch translator of, among others, the works of Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk),
Pieter van Os, (writer and journalist, who lived in Poland and wrote the award-winning book “Hiding in Plain Sight”, which has since been published in Polish, German and English).
Iwona Mączka (translator of Dutch/Polish, fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books). Recent works include translations of “My name is Selma” and “Hiding in Plain Sight”)
Krzysztof Dobrowolski – Onclin (art historian, lecturer on Polish culture and art)
Anka Kozieł will perform jazz pieces inspired by Polish music, and Julia van de Graaff will recite Polish poetry.
Moderator is Fadoua Alaoui.
Towards the end there will be an opportunity to view the collection, to network and to raise a toast to the collaboration between the Polish Culture NL Foundation and Huis van Alle Talen at the OBA Oosterdok Public Library.
Please register for the event.