Market Focus POLAND 2017

Detailed schedule of all Polish events during London Book Fair 2017 and beyond...

 

13-17 March
Various Venues

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The British Council, in partnership with The Polish Book Institute, have announced the Poland Market Focus Cultural Programme for The London Book Fair 2017 taking place on 14-16 March. This year’s Cultural Programme involves twelve of Poland’s most prominent and exciting writers who represent the very best of Polish contemporary literature. The London Book Fair Cultural Programme will provide a valuable opportunity for UK audiences and publishers to meet and interact with Polish writers, who will in turn be able to engage with their UK counterparts in front of an international literary audience. Read more...

 

13 March

Time TBC, University of London (School of Slavonic Studies)
The histories of Poland and Russia. Different paths and models of development
Professor Andrzej Nowak in discussion with two British academics with similar interests, Professors Geoffrey Hosking and Simon Dixon.

2-5:30pm, British Library
Joseph Conrad study day
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Professor Robert Hampson initiates an afternoon of expert discussion with a lecture on Conrad as ‘England’s Polish Genius’. This is followed by the first of two panels which explores ‘Joseph Conrad and London’. In the final part of the day, take a look at Joseph Conrad and contemporary fiction reflecting on Conrad’s place in relation to contemporary British and Polish fiction. Read more...


14 March


9:30-10am, London Book Fair, Polish pavilion
Opening of the Market Focus Pavilion

Short ceremony, opening of the Polish stand.

10-11am, London Book Fair, National Hall Gallery Club Room
New poetic universes

Jacek Dehnel and Marzanna Kielar chaired by Sarah Hesketh.

10-11am, London Book Fair, Children’s Hub
Look! Polish Picturebook!

Małgorzata Cackowska introduces Look! Polish Picturebook! – a publication which presents for the very first time such an extensive selection of Polish picturebooks from 1960s until today.

10–11am, London Book Fair, location TBC
Polish Book Market - Publishing and Distribution Landscape. Main Trends and Development Perspectives

Panel organized by the Polish Chamber of Books, panellists: Włodzimierz Albin and Sonia Draga

11:30am-12:30pm, London Book Fair, National Hall Gallery Club Room
Murder Most Psychological: crime writing from Poland

Panel discussion with Olga Tokarczuk and Zygmunt Miłoszewski

11:30am-12:30pm, London Book Fair, location TBC
Licensing Books to and from Poland - overview of the Polish market

Panel organized by the Polish Chamber of Books, panellists: Kamila Kanafa, Sandra Sawicka

11:30am-12:30pm, London Book Fair, Cross Media Theatre
Digital Poland: New Trends in Publishing from The Witchers Homeland (edu-tech, gamification and so forth)

Speaker: Marcin Skrabka

1-2pm, London Book Fair, location TBC
Do pictures travel? Is there a European aesthetic?

Panel discussion in partnership with IBBY, panellists: Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielińscy, Marta Ignerska, Sarah Fanelli, Lisa Edwards, Duncan Hartridge

2:30-3:30pm, London Book Fair, Literary Translators Centre
Translation slam: Polish

Translators Sean Bye and Marta Dziurosz in this fast translation duel. The slam will showcase the art of translation by comparing side by side new translations of contemporary writing by Polish author Ewa Winnicka.

4-4:30pm, London Book Fair, English PEN Literary Salon
Zygmunt Miłoszewski in conversation with Antonia Lloyd Jones


5:50pm, London Book Fair, Polish pavilion
Vodka Hour at the Polish stand


Time TBC, London Book Fair
Ceremony of The Excellence Awards

Held in partnership with The Publishers Association, The International Excellence Awards are a grand celebration of publishing and related activities outside the UK.

7-8:30pm, British Library, Conference Centre
A life of crime? Crime writing from Poland

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Polish authors Olga Tokarczuk and Zygmunt Miłoszewski will discuss the permeable boundaries of genre fiction.

15 March

10-11am, London Book Fair, National Hall Gallery Club Room
Philosophical breakfast

Challenging and wide ranging discussion on Polish political philosophy with Prof. Andrzej Nowak and Dr. Dariusz Karłowicz.

10-11am, London Book Fair, English PEN Literary Salon
Artur Domosławski in conversation with Hugh Thomson


10-11am , London Book Fair, location TBC
How do We Promote Authors and Books in Poland?  

Panel organized by the Polish Chamber of Books, panellists: Piotr Dobrołęcki and Urszula Chwalba

10am-2pm, London Book Fair, Polish pavilion
PubTechPoland

The Polish publishing industry is not only about traditional books. Our national inborn creativity and devotion to new technologies have brought the Publishing Technologies from Poland (PubTechPoland) initiative to life. It aims to introduce the world to the joined forces of Polish publishing software companies (ArtaTech, Learnetic, SuperMemo, PWN, Legimi, Vulcan Media, FunMedia, Yellow Dot).

11:30am-12:30pm, London Book Fair, National Hall Gallery Club Room
An equal share: women’s writing from Poland

Panel discussion with Olga Tokarczuk, Ewa Winnicka, Marzanna Bogumiła Kielar and Catherine Tylor



11.30pm-12:30pm, venue TBC
Experience from Poland: Children’s Books and Educational Learning Resources Supported with Technology

Organized by The Polish Chamber of Books, panellists: Maria Deskur and Krzysztof Biedalak

1-2pm, London Book Fair, National Hall Gallery Club Room
What place for reportage in a post-truth world?

Discussion with Artur Domosławski, Ewa Winnicka and Remi Adekoya, chaired by Tim Marshall.

1-2pm, London Book Fair, Literary Translation Centre
Translating Conrad

Panel discussion with Jacek Dukaj, Magdalena Heydel and Catherine Anyango, chaired by Stanley Bill.

1-2pm, London Book Fair, Children’s Hub
The Mizieińskis. Presentation of creative workshop


2:30-3:30pm, London Book Fair, Polish pavilion
Live drawing with The Mizielińskis


3:30-4:30pm, London Book Fair, Children’s Hub
Is Illustration for Children a Different Kind of Illustration?

Speakers: Marta Ignerska and Magdalena Kłos

2:30-3pm, London Book Fair, English PEN Literary Salon
Olga Tokarczuk in conversation with…


4-5pm, London Book Fair, English PEN Literary Salon
Ewa Winnicka in conversation with Ellie Mae O’Hagan



16 March

10-11am, London Book Fair, English PEN Literary Salon
Salt Monody. Marzanna Bogumiła Kielar in conversation with…

1-2pm, London Book Fair, English PEN Literary Salon
Jacek Dehnel in conversation with Marta Dziurosz


2:30-3:30pm, London Book Fair, Club Room
Writing History as Fiction in 21st Century: Poland

Discussion with Jacek Dehnel. Olga Tokarczuk, Jacek Dukaj and Rosie Goldsmith

4-4:30pm, London Book Fair, Polish pavilion
Handover ceremony

Speakers: Jacks Thomas (director of The London Book Fair), Estonian Minister of Culture Asta Trummel, Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Culture Gintaute Zemaityte.
Next Year’s Market Focus Countries are Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Poland will symbolically hand over the Market Focus title to the Baltics.

7-8:30pm, Waterstones Gower Street
Imagining The Future

Discussion with Jacek Dukaj and British-Malaysian writer Zen Cho.

7-8:30pm, London Review Bookshop
Olga Tokarczuk in conversation with Deborah Levy
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8-9:30pm, Southbank Centre, Poetry Library
World Poets Series: Polish poets in London

Speakers: Marzanna Bogumiła Kielar and Jacek Dehnel

17 March


Time TBC, Yurt Café, Limehouse Books
Drawing and discussion with Marta Ignerska and Gosia Herba


Time TBC, White Eagle Club, Balham
Britain and Poland; Our shared history

Discussion with Andrzej Nowak and Ewa Winnicka


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