Staged Reading of “A Couple of Poor Polish-Speaking Romanians,” FXK Theater (UChicago), May 4

Staged Reading

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
8:00pm – 9:00pm
University of Chicago
FXK Theater, Reynolds Club, 3rd Floor, 5706 S. University Ave.

A Couple of Poor Polish-Speaking Romanians (2006)
Written by Dorota Maslowska
Performed by the Trap Door Theater

“A Polish soap-opera actor, slumming it, takes too many drugs at a party and runs off, in a costume of destitution and blackened teeth, with a pregnant young mother.”

“A Poet in Transition,” Joanna Kurowska (UChicago), February 25

Joanna Kurowska
(Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures)

“A Poet In Transition”

Bilingual poet Joanna Kurowska will read her Polish and English poems and talk about the challenges of writing poetry in a second language.

Thursday, February 25th, 5:00 pm

The Franke Institute for the Humanities
(1100 E. 57th Street, in the Regenstein Library)

Reception to Follow

This event is brought to you by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies and the Program on Poetry and Poetics. For more information about this event please contact or 773-702-0875. Persons with a disability who believe they need assistance are requested to call 773-702-8274 in advance.

Joanna Kurowska is a bilingual poet. She immigrated to the US from Poland over twenty-one years ago. Currently, she writes poetry exclusively in English. Her English poems have appeared in/ Christianity and Literature/,/ Concise Delight/, /International Poetry Review/, /Oklahoma Review/, /The Penwood Review/; and are forthcoming in /The New York Quarterly, /and /Vineyards./ With regards to her Polish phase, Joanna has published two books of poetry in Poland, /S’ciana/ (?The Wall,? Wydawnictwo Dolnos’la;skie, Wroc?aw 1997) and /Obok/ (?Near,? Oficyna Literacka, Kraków 1999). Her Polish poems have appeared in a number of magazines, including /Kultura/ in Paris, /Temat/, /Przegla;d// Powszechny/, and/ Fraza/ (fortcoming). Finally, her own translations of her Polish poems have appeared in /Concise Delight/, /International Poetry Review, /and /The Penwood Review/. More are forthcoming in /Bateau Journal /and/ Strong Verse/. Joanna Kurowska has taught at the University of Chicago since 1997; and, in the summer, at Indiana University since 1995.

Methodology Workshop for Polish Teachers, November 13 or 14


Św. Ferdynanda Polish School, Chicago, 13 XI 2009
3131 N.Mason Ave Chicago, Ill 60634
13.XI.2009 ( Friday) duration : 5:00p.m. – 9:30p.m.  4.5 CPDUS
Registration: 1-773-209-8300

Pope John Paul II Polish School, Chicago, 14 XI 2009
608 Sobieski Rd  Lemont, Ill 60439
14.XI.2009(Saturday) duration: 9:00a.m.- 3:30 p.m   6.5 CPDUS
Registration: 1-630-669-9058

Title of Activity: Methodology workshop for professionals who teach Polish as a Second Language in the USA

Description/Nature of events:
Practical strategies to increase competencies which will help strengthen your students’ reading skills in Polish as a second language. Innovative techniques to incorporate meaningful and engaging classroom lessons to assess and develop reading capililities.