An extraordinary man and a great actor, who for his whole professional life was working for the Teatr Nowy in Poznań. He appeared in Poznań in 1970, shortly after graduating from the PWST (National Higher School of Theatre) in Warsaw, with a plan to stay just one season, because there was a place waiting fo him in the Warsaw Athenaeum and assistantship with Jan Świderski at the theatre school. He has over 100 theatre roles in his portfolio, performing in a many genres - from comedy to tragedy. He played, among others, with Izabella Cywińska, Janusz Nyczak, Waldemar Śmigasiewicz, Krzysztof Babicki, Janusz Wiśniewski and Piotr Kruszczyński. A meeting on the set "Third Part of the Night" (1971) with Andrzej Żuławski earned him the name "The Żuławski's actor". Yet his career suddenly slowed down: the second movie - "Devil" (1972) was censored and dissemination forbidden (the premiere took place only in 1988). The production of the third movie - "On the Silver Globe" (1976) - was stopped by the PRL authorities ... We called the meeting in Mosina "PICTURES FROM MEMORY" - this was the title of the  book about the actor, which was never written. The meeting will be filled with Michał Grudziński's memories from various stages of his life, including anecdotes, history and objects he has collected over many years. There will be a reason to laugh, but also a moment for reflection. A form of a small resume for his 75th birthday ...

The meeting will be hosted by Anna Kochnowicz-Kann

Host: Kalina Izabela Zioła & Jerzy Grupiński.
Musical setting by skald and translator Dawid Sulikowski.

Jerzy Grupiński is a poet, literary critic, cultural animator and editor. He was born in 1938 in Wronki and attended to the Małe Seminarium oo. Franciszkanów in Jarocin as well as to the High School in Czarnków and Szamotuły, where he passed the high school diploma in 1956. In 1964 he graduated as a Polish Philologist from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He worked as a Polish teacher in Oborniki Wielkopolskie (1958-1959), Słupsk (1964-1968) and Poznań (from 1969).

In 1970 he founded the Literary Club at the Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań (Centrum Kultury Zamek), where he promoted young artists, edited almanachs "The Castle Literary Sheets" as well as the magazine "Cultural Protocol". Since 2006 the Literary Club has been running at the "Dąbrówka" Culture Center in Poznań. Jerzy Grupiński continues to edit and publish the quarterly magazine "Cultural Protocol" ( He was also the initiator of the nationwide poetry competitions such as "The Klemens Janicki's Laurel", "Green Feathers", "Young Feathers", "Halszka's Ring" and others. He was also a juror of numerous literary competitions and co-founder and vice-president of the Salon Artystyczny imienia Jackowskich in Pobiedziska as well as a member of the Polish Writers Union (1976-1990) - currently he is a member of the Polish Writers' Association.

As a poet he debuted in the "Głos Wielkopolski" newspaper (1963) and he is an author of the volumes of poems: "Shape of the Wave" (Warsaw 1969), "The Same Violence" (Poznań 1972), "At Home like in a Calendar" (Poznań 1976), "Create the World - or Yourself" (Poznań 1979), "Wielkopolska's Album" (Poznań 1981), "The Scale and the Lip" (Poznań 1984), "Still Night" (Poznań 1990), "Poems to Love" (Wrocław 1991, Poznań 1995), "Social Protocol" (Poznań 1994), "A Method for Insomnia" (Poznań 1996), "Your Name" (Poznań 1999), "Ten Fingers" (Poznań 2009), "Temptation of the Saint Poet" (Sopot 2012), "Poznań - Poetic Walks Around the City and the Surrounding Area Close to my Heart" (Poznań 2017), "A Method for Butterflies" (Poznań 2018) as well as book for children "My City's Arms" (Poznań 1994). He published his works, among others, in magazines such as "Kultura", "Kresy", "W drodze", "Opcja", "Nurt", "Odra", "Poezja", "Akant". The poems have been translated into several languages, including English, Greek, Russian, Serbian, German, Chinese and Armenian. He is the winner of many literary awards, including Golden Frigate (Świnoujście 1970), honorary mention of the Słupsk Spring Poetry (Słupsk 1967), the Red Rose Poetry Competition (Gdańsk 1969), Ryszard Milczewski-Bruno's Award (Poznań 2000), XIII CEPAL Award at the International Literary Competition Center for Art Promotion in Thionville (France) for the poetry volume "A Method for Insomnia" illustrated by Zbigniew Kresowaty (2011), Main Prize at the XXXVI competition for the best poetry book of the year 2013 for the volume "Temptation of the Saint Poet" (2013) and the "Yeast" award of the "Akant" editors (2013). For the almanach "Arka" he received the award of the International Center of Translation and Research Poetry in Hong Kong (2005) and in 2013 he received the "Ianicius" - the Literary Award of Klemens Janicki for lifetime achievement and popularization of poetry.

Photos: Agnieszka Bereta






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GRZEGORZ NOWICKI (born in Poznań)

A graduate of the State School of Fine Arts. He is an academic teacher andruns the V Graphic Workshop - Offset at the University of Arts in Poznań. He works with graphic design and traditional graphics, taking part in exhibitions at home and abroad.

"I have been dealing with graphics for many years, while technologies have changed: serigraphy, offset, digital printing. The motives of my activity are very prosaic - I am an hobbistic collector of pictures created at the interface of reality and my imagination. These creations have no philosophy, attitude, intention, metaphor or second meaning. This is a purely biological pleasure of playing with the image. The basis of my "research" is always a photographic registration subjected to various treatments and interventions. It turned out however, that the fragments of reality satisfying me are close to me: in the damaged structure of plaster, in the roughness of accidental stone, in a creased sheet of paper ... The colour appears very rarely as blackand white bring me the most joy. I experiment with printed formats. I want this slightly suspicious activity to work on and develop ".

Grzegorz Nowicki


Photos: Agnieszka Bereta

Hosted by: Kalina Izabela Zioła.
Music: Tomasz Bateńczuk.

Wiesława Szubarga, a graduate of Polish Philology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, has lived
in Mosina for many years working as a Polish language teacher at the School Complex. She completed her post-graduate studies in history, didactics of Polish literature and language as well as journalism. She is also the editor of a parish newspaper. In 2007 and 2008 she published her texts in the "Little Catholic Guide". In 2008 she published the article "Martin and Croissants" in the "KnC" - national monthly magazine for altar boys and in 2009 "Panorama of Wielkopolska Culture" published her article devoted to the poetry of Witek Różański titled "Under the Tree of Poetry". The Publishing House of St. Matthias Apostle published her fairy tale in the almanac of the contemporary Polish fairy tale called "The Touch of the Angel". In 2014 she published a text about Halloween in the antymagical book entitled "Halloween". She is co-author of the literary anthology "Mother" (2016) and literary anthology "A Shepherd, who is Carrying Hope", published in 2018 on the occasion of the jubilee of the 40th anniversary of the pontificate of the Pope John Paul II.

She has published four books:
"What's the Most Important" - stories for children and parents, 2014.
"Geraniums" - storytelling, 2015.
"Circling the Wheel" - a novel, 2016.
"Traps of Fate" - a novel, 2018.

Photos: Agnieszka Bereta