The fifth day of the Taipei International Book Exhibition TIBE was one of the most intense days of the event. In addition to a walk with Stanisław Łubieński and a meeting with Witold Szabłowski, there were two online meetings as well as a workshop with Piotr Socha, and everything was crowned with a concert by the band Dagadana.
The events organised by the Book Institute and the Polish Office in Taipei on the fifth day of the Taipei International Book Exhibition were very successful. There was great interest in a walk with Stanisław Łubieński, Witold Szabłowski was swarmed by readers, and a large audience also gathered at a meeting devoted to Polish poetry.
Day five's programme included:
9:30 – An educational walk with Stanisław Łubieński
10:30 - A painting workshop with Piotr Socha, inspired by his The Book of Trees
12:00 - 'Let's play', a session of Polish board games
14:00 - An online meeting with Bronislaw Wildstein
15:30 - A meeting with Witold Szabłowski.
16:45 - "Poland - a country of poets?" - discussion featuring poet Marzanna Bogumiła Kielar, deputy director of the Book Institute Krzysztof Koehler (moderator), and Chinese poet and publisher Bei Ling
18:00 - online meeting with Prof. Piotr Nowak on the occasion of the premiere of his book After Jews. Essays on Political Theology, Shoah and the End of Man
19:30 - "Polish evening", a cooking show accompanied by a concert by the Polish-Ukrainian folk band Dagadana
The Taipei International Book Exhibition began on 31st January and ended on 5th February. Each day, a rich programme prepared by the Book Institute and the Polish Office in Taipei awaited visitors to the fair.
The International Book Exhibition in Taipei is part of the strategy pursued by the Book Institute, the aim of which is to have a sustained, distinct presence of Polish literature in places where up to now Polish books have not been available or have been insufficiently available.
The project was co-financed by funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the task 'Poland as Guest of Honour at the TIBE 2023 International Book Exhibition in Taipei'.