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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
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  • 7 February 2017

    Last Saturday, February 4th, 2017 Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Vancouver in cooperation with EUNIC– European Union National Institutes for Culture have organized book club discussion regarding Polish literature. The meeting took place at The University of British Columbia.

    It was a great opportunity  to promote polish modern literature among  students and professors of the University of British Columbia, literature’s influencers and experts.

    The Consulate of Poland had the honor to host a very special guest Professor Łukasz Wodzyński from the University of Toronto, who presented a lecture entitled: Escaping(to)History: Polish Culture in Search of a New Identity. This fascinating lecture underlined a role of Polish history in the formation of cultural sensitivity. The speech was an introduction to the discussion about Polish novel Cold Sea Stories, written by Paweł Huelle.

    The project promoted Polish literature and knowledge about modern Poland, including information about Polish history and culture. Dozens of participants were involved in live discussion about Huelle’s book. It was also great possibility to express different visions of Poland and acknowledge literature as an important component in shaping Poland’s image.

    The event was a great promotion of Polish literature in West Canada and made a first step to introduce Polish books to the Vancouver Writers Festival.

    Our special thanks goes to Mrs. Elżbieta Kuc-Schneider, for her great commitment and passion in Polish literature and making this event happened.

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