Literackie PomostyInternational literary festival “Literackie Pomosty” held in May from 14th to 16th in Polish town Zielona Gora. The festival was organized by County and Urban Public Library of C. Norwida in cooperation with local branch of Polish Writers’ Union, Lusatian humanitarian college and with Urban Public Library in Zary. The goal was the presentation of literature of neighboring countries, as well as to acquaint the public with its latest trends. At the same time, the festival was oriented on experience exchange in connection with the present situation, perception and status of Polish literature in neighboring countries. Slovak side was representing by author, translator and publisher in one – Radovan Brenkus. There were invited the foreign guests too: Birutė Jonuškaitė (Lithuania), Andrií Bondar (Ukraine), Karl Grenzler (Germany), Andrei Khadanovich (Belarus), Aarne Puu (Estonia).

Eugeniusz Kurzawa and Konrad Stanglewicz introduced the invited guests within the public literary chat, the poems of Lubuskie poets were recited and the glamorous atmosphere was intensified by Philharmonic Quintet Zielonogorski. The author’s meetings of foreign participants with Polish readers took place in surrounding cities. On the last day the guests were referring about the current situation in Polish literature in book translations, about the real possibilities of its presentation in neighboring countries. In discussion also participated Polish writers: Czeslaw Markiewicz, Zbigniew Kozłowski, Janusz Koniusz a Alfred Siatecki. The festival was managed at above standard level, the guests gave an interview for TVP Gorzów Wielkopolski, TV Odra, newspaper “Gazeta Lubuska” and Radio West. The considerable media response with personal involvement and financial support was in charge of Marcin Jabłoński, the president of Lubuskie voivodship.