PolArt Book Club 12 July 2022
PolArt, the largest Polish arts festival outside Poland, hosts its second book club of 2022. Our keynote speaker is Dorota Koman.
THEME: Family Reads / Zaczytana Rodzina
DATE: Tuesday 12/07/2022
TIME: 6.55pm join. 7:00pm AEST start.
TICKETS: On Eventbrite
PLATFORM: Zoom — YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT ON EVENTBRITE AND ZOOM NEED TO BE THE SAME.
SPECIAL GUEST: Dorota Koman
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 | DOROTA KOMAN
Dorota Koman – literature specialist, book editor, poet, author of 10 volumes of poetry published in Polish with three volumes published abroad and translated into English, German, Czech and Slovak, Belarusian, Bulgarian and Hungarian. Dorota is a member of the Polish Writers’ Association and accomplished promoter of literature in the media (for over 15 years she regularly recommended books on radio and television). She was the chairman of the jury of the 11th edition of the Literary Competition for the best children’s book ‘Przecinek i kropka’ (“The comma and the full stop”). In addition Dorota is a jury member of the Janusz Różewicz Literary Competition and an ambassador of the ‘ABCXXI – All of Poland Reads to Children’ Foundation, where she is also a member of the Foundation’s ‘Golden List’ Book Chapter and a jury member of the Astrid Lindgren Literary Competition since its 6th edition.