Celebrating Poland’s Independence Day and the Year of Aleksander Fredro

Saturday, November 11 at 5 pm
The Kosciuszko Foundation DC
2025 O St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

KF Members free of charge
Non-members $20
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In 2023, we celebrate the 105th anniversary of Poland gaining its independence! We invite you to sing-along popular Polish patriotic and historical songs and enjoy traditional Polish food.

2023 also marks the 230th birthday anniversary of “the Father of Polish Comedy,” Aleksander Fredro, one of the most acknowledged and cherished playwrights and poets of Polish Romanticism. Read more about Aleksander Fredro here

Jarosław Anders, a Polish literary critic, will talk about Fredro. Waldemar Izdebski will illustrate the talk with fragments of Fredro’s plays and poems.

 Jaroslaw Anders is a Polish literary critic, translator, and editor living in Washington, DC. He is the author of Between Fire and Sleep: Essays on Modern Polish Poetry and Prose (Yale, 2009) and many essays published in The New York Review of BooksThe New RepublicThe Los Angeles Book Review, and other publications. Mr. Anders translated books by Susan Sontag into Polish. He translated Barbarian in the Garden by Zbigniew Herbert, Rondo by Kazimierz Brandys, and The Subtenant by Hanna Krall into English. 

 Traditional Polish food reception follows.

 KF Members – Free of charge

Non-members $20

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