Workshops of Culture

Workshops of Culture are the heart and mind behind all open and non-standard activities in Lublin. They organise the four largest summer festivals in Lublin: Night of Culture, East of Culture–Different Sounds, Carnaval Sztukmistrzów and the Jagiellonian Fair. They are all rooted in Lublin’s history and traditions, have become an integral part of the city’s cultural landscape, and activate the local community.

The series is most of all focused on diverse prose and essays, but also poems. Our authors include the most distinguished writers from Ukraine, Belarus or Lithuania, including Jurij Andruchowycz, Andrij Bondar, Oleksandr Bojczenko, Andrij Lubka, Halyna Kruk, Mykola Riabczuk, Natalka Sniadanko as well as writers little known in Poland. The range of our publications includes, among others, short stories by Oleg Sentsov, the filmmaker and writer who spent five years imprisoned in contemporary Russian prison camps. We are proud to work, among others, with Bohdan Zadura, one of the most acclaimed Polish translators of Ukrainian prose and poetry.

The name of the series refers to the famous “literary trains”, such as Literature Express Europe 2000, which carried over 100 writers and poets from 43 countries from Lisbon to Berlin and the Ukrainian periodical Potysah76 – “Pociąg 76” (Train 76) dedicated to the Central-East European culture.

WHERE: the series of books is available for purchase in the online store of Workshops of Culture or in the office at Grodzka 7.

WHEN:  books are launched during East of Culture – Different Sounds Art&Music Festival on the last weekend of June.

ADMISSION: free admission to literary panels

STOREbooks can be purchased online

CONTACT:  Facebook Page

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