Lady Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series: Beauty and Kindness - The Poetry of Zbigniew Herbert

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Venue:FIU - BBC - Mary Ann Wolfe Center

The Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland


Beauty and Kindness The Poetry of Zbigniew Herbert

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
Mary Ann Wolfe Theater
3000 N.E. 151 Street – North Miami, FL 33181

The European & Eurasian Studies Program at FIU, in collaboration with The American Institute of Polish Culture, The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland, and the European Student Association at FIU, is pleased to invite you to a theatrical evening which will bring many of Herbert's poems to life

Starring esteemed actors Agata Pilitowska, Maria Nowotarska, and Krzysztof Jasińskithe, the dialogue is spoken in Polish with English subtitles projected onto large screen.

ImageZbigniew Herbert is one of the best known post-war Polish writers and poets. He was nominated several times for a Nobel Prize in literature, and his books have been translated into 38 languages. His poetry is intense yet inspiring with a strong social conscience. They explore the deepest and most personal human emotions, but they also impart a sense of joy and hope, beauty and kindness.

This theatrical evening will bring many of Herbert's poems to life, with the hope that all who hear his wisdom will be encouraged to become more familiar with his work and embrace the great gift of the wise poetic word.
Written and directed by Maria Nowotarska Set Design by Joanna Dąbrowska Music by Jerzy Boski Lighting and sound by Marek Szczerba Recording by Jakub Gaweł of Nomados

Performed by Maria Nowotarska, Agata Pilitowska, and Krzysztof Jasiński


  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Performance: "Beauty and Kindness: The Poetry of Zbigniew Herbert"
  • 8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Reception

Following the play, there will be a reception for the artists and guests.

This event is free and open to the public and all FIU students but you need to register

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Presented and sponsored by: The American Institute of Polish Culture (AIPC); Florida International University - Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center for Excellence, European & Eurasian Studies Program, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, and Dept. of Theater; FIU BBC Special Events Office; Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland; The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Miami.