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Talk, Sat 3 Mar 2018




In 2018 Poland celebrates the centenary of its reunification as an independent state. The Language-Land is a bilingual selection of Polish poetry and prose written between 1795 and 1918, when Poland was absorbed into the empires of Russia, Prussia and Austria, and is a tribute to Polish writers in each partition and those forced into exile.

Contributors include George Szirtes, Lemn Sissay, Helena Kennedy QC, Canon Giles Frazer, Stephen Timms MP, various Patrician Press authors such as Andrea Inglese, Emma Kittle-Pey, Robert Ronsson and others including Wersha Bharadwa and Heather Welford, with quotes from William Keegan, Polly Toynbee and Yanis Varoufakis.

The philosophy and aim of the Patrician Press is to encourage and promote writers of high-quality fiction and poetry. Small, independent and courageous, Patrician Press strongly believe that it is imperative to uphold and maintain the quality of contemporary literature in today’s challenging, competitive and ever-changing technological world. @PatricianCom

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s PLACE weekend in Colchester. This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s PLACE weekend in Colchester. Click here for a list of events taking place as part of the hub.

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Sat 3 Mar 2018


Proceeds will be donated to IBBY, an international children’s book charity

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