5 – 9 July 2023
- Krakow, Poland -
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Miłosz Festival is one of the most prominent poetry events in Poland and the largest festival of its kind in Eastern Europe. In 2017 it was awarded with a prestigious title of Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe organization (EFFE). The Festival promotes Polish national literary heritage and brings the quality and variety of world poetry to its audiences. It does so through its rich and diverse programme, which includes meetings with established as well as emerging authors, writing and translating workshops, podcasts, poetry slams and other interdisciplinary events connecting poetry and various art forms, collaboration with publishing houses and literary magazines in the popularization of poetry, poetry translation and poetry criticism, and a year-round programme of events promoting poetry, addressed at various age groups. The mission of its organizers is to cultivate and promote poetry.
The event continues the tradition of Meeting of Poets of the East and West initiated by Nobel Prize winners, Czesław Miłosz and Wisława Szymborska. For twelve years now, Miłosz Festival has been a platform for the international poets’ voices, fostering bonds between literary creators different languages and cultural circles.