From February 18 to 19, 2023, a workshop meeting as part of the Poets of Today – Voices of Tomorrow project was held at the Wrocław Literature House, moderated by the Polish artistic team: Małgorzata Lebda, Weronika Murek, Rafał Siderski and Wenancjusz Ochmann.
We hosted outstanding poets: Maciej Bobula, Joanna Bociąg, Magdalena Kicińska, Barbara Klicka, Jakub Kornhauser, Bartek Majzel, Antonina Tosiek, Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało, Urszula Zajączkowska.
The two-day meeting was held in a very creative atmosphere.
The participants were welcomed by Katarzyna Janusik, deputy director of the Wrocław Literature House.
The artistic team of the project presented ways of looking at poetry in education in other countries of the partnership (based on a conference and workshop in Slovenia).
The reception of contemporary Polish poetry among young people was discussed. Poets presented their own experiences in literary education, shared good practices and problems in this area. According to the assumptions of the project, this is the starting point for the preparation of the Poetry Day in schools, taking into account their specificity and the development of new performative poetic forms.
As part of module 1, the participants also presented their ideas for organizing a Literary Event in the city space. They considered various options and ways to familiarize the city’s residents with contemporary poetry, taking into account both organized groups and individual recipients.
In the last part of the workshop, the discussion was summarized and the first important conclusions were decided, that will be presented to the group of teachers during the meeting in Krakow on March 4-5, 2023, and the dates for the next project activities were set.
The meeting was also attended by the project management team: Anna Ochmann and Ewa Grynicka.
We also share the information that the Wrocław House of Literature, which hosted us, has become an official partner of the event as a representative of the UNESCO Cities of Literature.
This project is co-founded by the European Union programme Creative Europe.
Photos: Mateusz Paszek.