Conrad Festival

Monday Oct 19 - Sunday Oct 25    
The largest literary festival in Central Europe, Kraków's annual Conrad Festival (named after the eminent Polish writer who wrote exclusively in English) hosts artists from around the world, in a range of disciplines - not only literature. Decidedly international, each year probes a specified theme, and each day of the festival culminates in a meeting with one Polish writer and two foreign writers. The Kraków Book Fair coincides with the festival, and the Conrad Award is also given to the author of the best prose debut published in Poland in the previous calendar year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Conrad Festival will largely occur online, where evening meetings with writers will take place on the festival's digital platforms. Among the guests this year are Sigrid Nunez, Etgar Keret, Marek Bieńczyk, Roy Jacobsen, Karl-Markus Gauss, Kevin Barry, Magdalena Tulli, Bianca Bellová, Elif Shafak and many more. The theme to be explored and discussed during the 2020 festival is 'The Visible & the Invisible,' and it will attempt to provoke answers to such questions as: Is freedom the paramount value? Can a story change the world? Can memory save us? How do we deal with invisibility? What lies beyond the limit of words? Can memory be restored?


Oct 19 2020 - Oct 25 2020

Price/Additional Info

Admission free

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