The 5th edition of the Bruno Schulz Festival (BSF) will take place in Wrocław, Poland, on October 10-16. This year’s edition is a part of the European Capital of Culture and UNESCO World Book Capital Wrocław 2016 literary programme. For three years now the Festival has been supporting the ANGELUS Central European Literary Award.

Bruno Schulz was a Polish writer, painter and teacher of drawing and handiwork. Nowadays he is one of the mostly read, translated, commented and adapted Polish writers in the world. Schulz is a symbol of the dramatic history of the Jewish nation by the fact he was a victim of holocaust – the most drastic episode in European history as for the Jewish nation, and hence the decision to place the patron figure of “Bruno Schulz” as a main cyclical symbol of this literary-artistic festival.

During this year’s edition Olga Tokarczuk will hold a conversation with Martin Pollack. We will also meet last year’s Angelus laureate Serhij Żadan and his music band Sobaki w kosmosie. In addition, Wojciech Pszoniak will remember Tadeusz Różewicz. Michał Nogaś will talk with Zbigniej Mentzel while among others Paweł Huelle and Robert Makłowicz are going to remind us Joseph Roth. Ireneusz Kania, Marek Bieńczyk and Nicolas Cavailles will discuss about Emil Cioran.

The festival will include a scientific session. This year’s edition will be exceptional, since it is devoted to Stanisław Barańczak on the poet’s 70th birthday. The guests will also conduct lectures for youth in secondary schools and colleges in Wrocław.

A poetry slam and an urban game will also be organised during the festival. Admission to all events is free.

For further information please visit the festival’s website.