Polish perspectives in Festival of Scottish Writing

The re-signing of the twinning agreement between the cities of Krakow and Edinburgh and Poland's entry into the European Union are celebrated this month in a series of events with a Polish flavour at the National Library of Scotland. In partnership with Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services, we have organised four events with themes ranging from Polish family history to the development of Poland in the late 20th century, as part of the Festival of Scottish Writing:

Ancestor Hunting in Poland
Tuesday 18 May (19.00)
George IV Bridge Building

Mona McLeod's search for her ancestors led to significant discoveries about her family in Poland.

Inspiration in the Blood
Wednesday 19 May (19.00)
George IV Bridge Building

Catherine Czerkawska finds her Polish family history a source of creativity in poetry, drama and prose.

Poland and Scotland Meet in Poetry and Song
Tuesday 25 May (20.00)
Causewayside Building

An evening of entertainment from Polish and Scottish writers with musical accompaniment.

Reinventing Poland
Wednesday 26 May (19.00)
George IV Bridge Building

George Blazyca explores Poland's late 20th-century trajectory from unwilling partner in the communist experiment in social and economic modernisation to membership of the European Union in 2004.

Items from the Library's Polish Collections will be on display at the venue on each evening.

All the above events are free, but ticketed: to book, please e-mail events@nls.uk, phone our ticket line (0131-622 4807), or visit the Library shop.

5 May 2004

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