The 13-year-old called Samuel charmed the country after being photographed on the high street in Gniezno which quickly went viral creating a wave of ‘Samuel-mania’.
First appearing in Łódź’s Manufaktura complex in the summer of 2020, the idea has since taken off rapidly with an increasing number of cities getting in on the act.
Poland will spend over PLN 1.08 billion (EUR 238 million) in 2021-25 to promote reading through investments in public and school libraries, and promotional activities, the culture minister has said.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda inaugurated the 8th edition of the National Reading campaign at the Saski Garden in Warsaw on Sunday, with eight short Polish novels selected for the programme.
Audiences worldwide will be treated to readings in various languages of Jan Kochanowski’s play ‘The Dismissal of the Greek Envoys’ on June 30. The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Theatre Institute in Warsaw and the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw have teamed up to run the event in six locations globally— in Warsaw, London, New York, Los Angeles, Madrid and Athens—and provide streaming of the readings by local actors.
Bookworms of the world unite in the Polish city that wants to cement its position as a global literary powerhouse.