- April 14, 2015
International Gathering of Poets of Polish descent in Vilnius
II International Gathering of Poets of Polish descent “Vilnius – the cradle of the Polish romanticism – a European city of writers” has just began and will last until Friday, inclusive.
Director of Stanisław Moniuszko Polish Culture Center in Lithuania, Apolonia Skakowska, is a co-organiser of the gathering.
“Over 30 people are participating in the gathering – from Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, Holand, Brasil, and other countries. It is a very interesting meeting with the poets, listeners, students in schools” – says Skakowska.
Yesterday, an integration meeting took place in the Polish Culture House, at which the local poets met with guests. Today, the participants of the gathering have visited Podbrodzie, where they are visiting students, and they are going to visit Zułów – a birthplace of Marshal Józef Piłsudski. On Wednesday, they are making their way to Solecznik.
„A meeting with the students of Śniadecki and Baliński schools takes place in the Culture Centre in Soleczniki. We are also visiting the musical school in the Wagners’ palace, where we are going to listen to the concert performed by its students, after which we are visiting the Balińscys’ palace and gravestones. Afterwards, we are meeting the band Znad Mereczanki in Jaszuny. While there, we are going to listen to our guests’ poetry – says Apolonia Skakowska.
The participants of the poetry gathering are also going to visit Troki. The formal meeting is held on Friday.
Translated by Bruno Janiszewski within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.