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Wieczory nad Michigan — spotkania literackie Polskiego Związku Akademików w Chicago
Evenings on Lake Michigan — Literary Meetings of the Polish Society of Academics in Chicago

Author(s): Nina Taylor-Terlecka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: Based nearly exclusively on Tymon Terlecki’s home archive (letters, notebooks, press releases and other forgotten texts), the article is an attempt to reconstruct the literary evenings organized by the Polish Society of Academics in Chicago in 1964—1978, initiated by Terlecki. Thanks to the initiative and organizational effort of the Polish Society of Academics, the Polish community could meet various artists of multiple talents. During the inauguration of the academic year, writers and academics delivered speeches, among them: Danuta Mostwin and Florian Śmieja. Poetic evenings were held for Beata Obertyńska or Czesław Miłosz. From among the writers residing in America, the following presented their works during the literary evenings: Rόża Nowotarska, Bohdan Pawłowicz and Zbigniew Chałko, whereas Zofia Romanowiczowa came from Europe especially to participate. Among national artists presenting their literary works one could mention: Zbigniew Bieńkowski and Małgorzata Hillar, Jan Jόzef Szczepański, Artur Międzyrzecki and Julia Hartwig (winners of the scholarship offered by the University of Iowa) as well as Maria Dłuska and Tymoteusz Karpowicz. Special attention was given to theatre artists: Elżbieta Dziewońska-Krzemieńska, Mieczysława Ćwiklińska, Elżbieta Barszczewska and Łukasz Łukaszewicz. The successof these meetings was largely due to the active participation of the members of the Legionof Young Polish Women, the sponsors of the Chair of Polish Literature at the University of Chicago.

  • Page Range: 343-373
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish