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16 - 25/06/2017


Why Wojciech Wencel, not Joseph Conrad? Changes in the lists of school reading have been debating for years, but what's the point? How much ideological melancholy in the debates, and how much accurate reflection on the education system? Can the school canon of books affect who the student will be in the future? Will a good citizen be the reader of "Pan Tadeusz" or "Harry Potter"? Regardless of whether there is more or less school in Bruno Schulz or Milosz, reading in Poland is not growing. So maybe the reading canon is an experience, a pattern of Polishness sought by all sides of ideological struggles? Is school reading more important, or just reading books?

Jarcin Klejnocki - Director of the Museum of Literature in Warsaw, longtime teacher, writer and Agata Diduszko Zyglewska - co-author of the book "Sweden Reads, Reads Poland" will participate in the debate on Independent Culture. The meeting will be hosted by Anna Dziewit-Meller, writer, journalist.

We invite you to 15 September, Friday from 19:30 to 20:30. Place: Big Book cafe, Dabrowskiego 81. Internet broadcast on FB profile and Youtube channel of Independent Culture.