Ambassador Theater Invites you to The Literary Cafe at the Kosciuszko Foundation, in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Czesław Miłosz, poet, critic, prose writer, translator, and Nobel Laureate.
Thursday, June 30th at 7PM
in Honor of Miłosz and his Life Travels
Readings from poems of Czesław Miłosz, Songs in Polish and English
with special guest Mezzo-Soprano Monika Krajewska accompanied on the piano by Natasha Ulyanovsky
Wine Reception with Food Catered by Creative European Cooking
Czeslaw Milosz was born on June 30, 1911, in Szetejnie, Lithuania.
In 1931 he co-founded the Polish avant-garde literary group “Zagary”;
his first collection of verse appeared in 1933.
He spent most of World War II in Nazi-occupied Warsaw working for underground presses.
After the war, he came to the United States as a diplomat for the Polish communist government.
In 1950 he was transferred to Paris, and the following year he requested and received political asylum. He spent the next decade in Paris as a freelance writer.
In 1960 he moved to the United States to become a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley.
In 1980, Milosz was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
He also translated the works of other Polish writers into English, and has co-translated his own works.
His translations into Polish include portions of the Bible (from Hebrew and Greek) and works by Charles Baudelaire, T. S. Eliot, John Milton, William Shakespeare, Simone Weil, and Walt Whitman.
Czesław Miłosz died on August 14, 2004.
Reserve Your Seat at the CafeReserve your tickets online or call us. The tickets will be held for you at the door. Cash or Check: $25 includes the performance and reception.