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19 October, 2013: Migrating Stories

Polish Art Festival, Southend-on-Sea
October 19, 2013 at 2pm.

eMigrating Landscapes Project, run at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies / University College London, invites you to a meeting with authors whose works deal with contemporary migration. The seminar includes readings of their works and discussion around the phenomena of recent migration across Europe.


“Meeting balances wandering. A crossroad of two otherness, it welcomes the foreigner without tying him down, opening the host to his visitor without committing him. A mutual recognition…”
(Julia Kristeva, Strangers to Ourselves)

The plan and the participants of the meeting:
1. Introduction to eMigrating Landscapes Project and the notion of Migrating Stories. Introducing the writers (Urszula Chowaniec)
2. Readings: Wiola Greg / Wioletta Grzegorzewska, poetry and short stories (Smena’s Memory, Notes from an Island): Marek Kazmierski, short stories (Damn the Source); Maria Jastrzębska, poetry (At the Library of Memories)
3. Discussion (including audience participation)
4. Philip Terry. Readings and presentation.
5. Rachel Lichtenstein: readings of Rodinsky’s Room, presentation.

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