On Thursday 15th July 2021, a discussion between two laureates of the Literary Nobel Prize – Svetlana Alexievich and Olga Tokarczuk – will take place in the National Music Forum. The conversation under the motto ‘Protest/Protest’ will be hosted by Monika Olejnik and Magdalena Środa.
This exceptional event will be not only a conversation between two famous writers honoured with the world’s most prestigious literature award, but also a debate between two unquestionable artistic and intellectual authorities whose words can change the reality, whose opinions are carefully listened to and widely commented upon and whose voice sounds strong and clean.
What the Nobel Prize winners will talk about?
About the role of women and the challenges they have to face in both countries, but also about freedom, responsibility, courage and – obviously – literature.
‘I am happy that Wroclaw will become the arena for this discussion on the highest world level,’ says the Mayor of Wroclaw Jacek Sutryk. ‘It will be not only the most important literary event of the year in Poland. I trust that we will experience a meeting that will go down in history. Two unusual women, strong personalities and authorities, will talk about matters of fundamental importance to Poland, Belarus and the whole of Europe,’ adds Jacek Sutryk.
The conversation featuring Nobel Prize winners will start in the National Music Forum in Wroclaw on 15th July 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Free entrance passes (maximum two per person) can be collected at the ticket office of the NMF
The conversation will be also broadcast online (start time: 5:45 p.m.) on fanpages of organisers: the City of Wroclaw, the Wroclaw House of Literature, Wroclaw UNESCO City of Literature, Bruno Schulz Festival and Olga Tokarczuk’s Foundation.