22.02.2018 - 25.02.2018 Literature

Poland represented at the Foire du Livre de Bruxelles (Brussels Book days)

On the occasion of the 49th edition of the Foire du Livre de Bruxelles, Polish literature will take pride of place on the Visegrad group stand. Alongside Poland, the three other countries from the V4 group will be represented: Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This will provide people with the opportunity to discover the most interesting new European literature in French and English translation and in their original languages!

Two Polish authors will be present for audiences with the public on Saturday 24 February: Eustachy RYLSKI and Iwona CHMIELEWSKA. Don’t miss this Polish literary event which promises to be rewarding and recreational!
N.B.: for health reasons, Eustachy Rylski will be unable to participate in the Foire du Livre de Bruxelles. He will therefore neither be present at the literary event  nor at the book signing which are planned for Saturday 24 February. 

>>> Tour and Taxis (Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Brussels) – see map 
>>> Wednesday 22 February > Sunday 25 February 2018
>>> Entry free of charge upon presentation of free entry ticket which you can download HERE

More practical information HERE
Foire du Livre‘s website


         Events with Iwona Chmielewska        
‘La Mésaventure’ (Mishaps) workshop 
What happens when we do something silly? In this workshop, we’ll discover that a mistake can represent a second chance, and that we can learn more about ourselves and our nearest and dearest thanks to this error. And that sometimes, bungles and errors can make the world a more pleasant place. From 5 years old.
When: Saturday 24 February, 15:00 > 15:40
Where: espace Atelier

Book signing 
Iwona Chmielewska will be signing her books in Polish and French. The books will be on sale on the stand.
When: Saturday 24 February, 16:00 > 17:00
Where: Stand nr 116 (Groupe de Visegrad – V4)

Activity inspired by the book ‘Dans ma poche’ 
Iwona Chmielewska will run the first part of the family afternoon at the Visegrad group stand, offering activities centred around her book ‘Dans ma poche’. From 5 years old.
When: Sunday 25 February, 13:30 > 14:30
Where: Stand nr 116 (Groupe de Visegrad – V4)

Iwona Chmielewska
The books by the illustrator and author Iwona Chmielewska have been garlanded with many prizes and been published in France, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico. Born in 1960, Iwona Chmielewska is a graduate in Fine Art from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, where she teaches creative writing. She was awarded the Bologna Ragazzi prize, which recognises books for young people from across the world, for ‘Les Yeux’.

Eustachy Rylski
Eustachy Rylski is the author of novels, plays and essays, but he has also been a blue-collar worker, a civil servant, the head of a cultural centre an educator and set up his own in-house company. His novel ‘Człowiek w cieniu’ was awarded the Józef Mackiewicz Literary Prize. In 2006, he was nominated for the prestigious Nike prize for his novel ‘Warunek’. His books have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Hungarian and Czech.  In 2016, he received the Warsaw Literature Prize.


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