Sunday, March 4, 2012

Life is bearable at times, a tribute to Wisława Szymborska

This event, both evenings, is sold out. They are investigating the possibility of using a larger venue. You can put your name on a waiting list on the website.

ArtPolonia, Lab for Intercultural Exchange & Cooperation present Life is bearable at times, a tribute to Wislawa Szymborska, an evening to commemorate the recently-deceased Polish poet and Nobel Prize Laureate on 8 & 9 March 2012 at 7pm at the Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

Admission free. More details at

The evening will start with a screening of Life Is Bearable at Times. This rare and full of humour documentary presents Wislawa Szymborska at her usual trips, with her friends and admirers like Umberto Eco, Woody Allen, Vaclav Havel, Jane Goodall, in her normal life and at some official events which she simply hated.

In the second part of the evening the prominent Irish female poets and writers will read Szymboska’s poems in the English translation. Polish version of the poems will be also presented. Where available we will use the recordings of Szymborska reading her own works.

Readings by Mia Gallagher, Catherine Phil MacCarthy, Jean O'Brien; Mary O'Donnell

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