Global Market Forum: Poland Off Site Events

The 2016 Book Expo America will feature Poland as its country of honor. To celebrate this special occasion, the Polish Book Institute is hosting a delegation of ten of the most interesting authors, poets, and literary artists at bookstores and special venues across the City. Don't miss these free programs from Tuesday May 10 through Saturday May 14.

MAY 10, 2016

Discovering Poland
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chopin Theatre - 1543 West Division / Chicago, IL 60642
Join us for a very special evening to welcome the leading lights of Polish literature to Chicago.  Tonight we are pleased to present Krystyna Dabrowska, Artur Domoslawski, Dorota Maslowska, Zygmunt Miłoszewski, and Magdalena Tulli as they read from their work and reflect upon the power of literature.
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MAY 11, 2016

Family History of Fear: Agata Tuszynska and Ron Balson in Conversation with Greg Archer
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
57th Street Books - 1301 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Don’t miss this fascinating conversation between Agata Tuszynska, one of Poland’s most admired writers and historians, as she discusses her acclaimed new memoir, Family History of Fear, a wrenching journey in search of memory and identity with Ron Balson, a Chicago litigator, adjunct professor, and author of several novels about World War II including Saving Sophie, Once We Were Brothers, and the forthcoming Karolina’s Twins.
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Scattering the Dark: A Poetry Reading and Conversation with Krystyna Dabrowska
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Chicago - 1010 E 59th Street, Classics Building Room 110 Chicago, IL 60637
Join us for a very special poetry reading featuring acclaimed poet, Krystyna Dabrowska, winner of the prestigious Wisława Szymborska Prize, followed by a conversation with Karen Kovacik, author of the new all female Polish poetry anthology Scattering the Dark, and Antonia Lloyd-Jones, a prize-winning literary translator and twice winner of the Found in Translation award.
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Dreams and Stones:  Magdalena Tulli, Bill Johnston, and Ru Freeman, in Conversation with Words Without Borders’ Susan Harris.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unabridged Books - 3251 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
Magdalena Tulli’s unique style of writing combines myth, metaphor, history, and narrative to magical effect.  She is one of the most acclaimed contemporary Polish writers of our time, has translated the work of Marcel Proust and Italo Calvino into Polish, and is the author of four prestigious award-winning novels, including Dreams and Stones,
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Every Picture Tells a Story: Illustrated Art from Poland
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chopin Theatre - 1543 West Division / Chicago, IL 60642
If a picture can tell a thousand words, today’s artists, illustrators and designers have a lot to say!  Join the best-selling and incredibly talented husband and wife team Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński, authors, illustrators, and creators of the hugely successful Maps book series and design superstars Malgorzata Gurowska and Joanna Ruszczyk.
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MAY 12, 2016

The Art of Narrative Non-Fiction: Artur Domosławski and Sebastian Junger in Conversation with Chad W. Post
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The University Club - E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
Tonight we’re delighted to present two masters of literary journalism – Polish author Artur Domosławski, whose exposé of Poland’s most feted journalist, Ryszard Kapuściński, landed him in hot water with Kapuscinski’s devoted fans and Sebastian Junger (A Perfect Storm, War, Restrepo) on the eve of the release of his new book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.
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MAY 13, 2016

Once Upon a Crime: Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Sara Paretsky, and Laura Caldwell in Conversation with Alison Flowers
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Open Books - 651 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661
Join Zygmunt Miłoszewski, one of the most exciting young voices in the new wave of Polish crime fiction, on his bestselling new book Rage, in conversation with New York Times best-selling detective fiction author Sara Paretsky, best known for her novels with female protagonist V.I. Warshawski, and Laura Caldwell, a former civil trial attorney, director of Life After Innocence.
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MAY 14, 2016

Masters of Maps (Children’s Program)
10:30 am - 11:30 am
57th Street Books - 1301 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Meet the best-selling and incredibly talented husband and wife team Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński, authors, illustrators, and creators of the hugely successful Maps book series for a morning of map making activities!
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Polish Literature Today
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Morton Grove Public Library - 6140 N Lincoln Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about the past, present, and future of Polish literature and its critical role and place in today’s literary landscape. Don’t miss this fascinating conversation with some of Poland’s most distinguished and acclaimed writers – Krystyna Dąbrowska, Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Magdalena Tulli, and Agata Tuszyńska – and one of its preeminent translators, Antonia Lloyd-Jones.
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Myopic Poetry Series Presents: A Reading with Krystyna Dabrowska
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Myopic Books - 1564 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60622
Join author, translator, essayist and Wisława Szymborska Award winning poet Krystyna Dabrowska at The Myopic Poetry Series, the longest running poetry reading series in Chicago as she reads from her three volumes of poetry including Travel Agency, White Chairs, and Time and Aperture.
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