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The Literary Cafe: June 30, 2011

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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

Biographical Highlights

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.

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Literary Cafe – Cast and Crew – Milosz 2011


“Love explained all” An evening of Poetry and Music

The Kosciuszko Foundation and Ambassador Theater


The Literary Cafe

WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011 at 7PM
WHAT: An Evening of  Music and Poetry with a glass of wine
WHERE: The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O St. NW  Washington, DC 20036 – DIRECTIONS
ADMISSION: $25 (Pay at the door) Reserve your
tickets now (using eventbrite)
Space is limited
MORE INFO: or  (202)785-2320

Love explained all

Milosc mi wszystko wyjasnila…

The Poetry of Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), Galczynski, Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, Poswiatowska, Mickiewicz and others

Adam Adkins
Hanna Bondarewska
Danielle Davy
Stephen Shetler
Lilia Slavova

Katarzyna Drucker
Barbara Papendorp

Voice and Guitar:
Lukasz Pinkowski

Tomasz Smok

With Guest Pianist Ivo Kaltchev
Ivo Kaltchev is a winner of international piano competitions, a Bösendorfer Artist, Associate Professor of Piano, and Chair of the Piano Division at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kaltchev is also a Visiting Professor at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Co-Director of the Washington International Piano Festival.


A Woman’s Sigh-International Women’s Day 2011

The KoÅ›ciuszko Foundation & the Ambassador Theater Celebrated International Women’s Day with an evening of poetry and music “A Woman’s Sigh” on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 with a Special Guest Holly Karapetkova reading from her newly published Book of Poetry Words We Might One Day Say
Featuring: Adam Adkins, Hanna Bondarewska, Wiesław Małachowski, Laura Scott, Lilia Slavova, Stephen Shetler, Mary Suib
Piano: Vlad Nemirovsky and Mila Naumova
Voice: Monika Graczyk Crandall, Agnieszka Christian (Gnoińska), and Barbara Papendorp
Voice and Guitar: Lukasz Pinkowski