PolArt Book Club 14 June 2022
PolArt, the largest Polish arts festival outside Poland, hosts its first book club of 2022. Our keynote speaker is Oriana Acevedo.
DATE: Tuesday 14/06/2022
TIME: 7.55pm join. 8:00pm start.
TICKETS: On Eventbrite
PLATFORM: Zoom — YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT ON EVENTBRITE AND ZOOM NEED TO BE THE SAME.
LANGUAGE: Polish & English welcome, sessions run in English.
SPECIAL GUEST: Oriana Acevedo
ABOUT POLART BOOK CLUB
PolArt Book Club has been created to engage with the wider Polish-Australian community to promote reading and share the love for literature written in Polish and English. It is the first Polish-Australian book club in NSW, pioneering bilingual engagement and promoting Polish culture in Australia with special guest appearances. The book club allows the participants to share their reading discoveries, exchange ideas, provide recommendations and connect with fellow book lovers. Polish and English speakers are welcome. PolArt Book Club will be run monthly, either in English or Polish or both languages, to accommodate all participants. A diverse range of topics will be offered to cover different interests and age groups. Let reading bring our community together.
ABOUT YOUR HOST | POLART LITERATURE COORDINATOR | EWELINA ELLSMORE
Ewelina is the School Principal and Polish Language Educator at the Liverpool Polish School. There she shares the knowledge and beauty of the Polish language, traditions and history with new generations of children.
In 2018 Ewelina was awarded a Silver Cross of Merit by the President of Poland Andrzej Duda during his historic visit to Australia for her Polish language education achievements in Australia and promotion of Polish culture. She is an initiator and organiser of many events and projects promoting Polish language and Polish culture in Sydney. In 2018 she introduced the first online interactive learning experience in NSW as a path for new learning opportunities for Polish school students in collaboration with Uniwersytet Ciekawej Historii DUCH Warsaw at the State Library of NSW.
Being a passionate reader, Ewelina has experience bringing Polish literature into the multicultural library collections and working within the library and information services in NSW.
ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST | ORIANA ACEVEDO
Oriana has worked at the State Library of NSW for over 20 years. In her role as the Multicultural Consultant for Public Libraries, she provides advice and supports the development of multicultural library services within the State Library of NSW, and NSW public libraries. She represents the State Library of NSW in government and NGO organisations for the advancement, participation and settlement of migrants and refugees in NSW. Oriana manages the Multicultural Cooperative that assists public libraries with the acquisition of materials in Languages other than English (LOTE) and also manages the State Library of NSW’s bulk loans services that provides contemporary lending collections in 43 languages.