• First anniversary of Wisława Szymborska’s death:

– Szymborska’s Drawer, permanent exhibition at the Szołayski House (collaboration with the National Museum in Krakow);

– exhibition of Wisława Szymborska’s cut-out collages at the Pałac pod Baranami (collaboration with PRACOWNIA and the New Era Art Foundation);

– concert by the Tomasz Stańko New York Quartet at the Krakow Opera House, promoting the album Wisława (collaboration with the Krakow Festival Office and the Krakow Opera),

  • 19 Feb:meeting devoted to Wisława Szymborska, at the Belvedere in Warsaw


  • Exhibition of Wisława Szymborska’s cut-out collages at the Polish Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Publication of Błysk rewolwru by Wydawnictwo Agora
  • 25 May: press conference (broadcast by TVN 24), announcement of nominations for the first Wisława Szymborska Award; launch of the ‘Some Like Poetry’ campaign, promoting the reading of poetry


  • Series of showings of A.J. Koszyk’s documentary about Wisława Szymborska, Some Like Poetry, in Szymborska’s Drawer at the Szołayski House, a branch of the National Museum in Krakow
  • Exhibition of Wisława Szymborska’s cut-out collages at the Polish Institute in Rome, part of the Corso Polonia Festival
  • Collaboration with the Jagiellonian University’s Office for the Disabled, part of the second round of the ‘Touch Culture’ project (funding for the adaptation of Wisława Szymborska’s Nobel medal to the needs of blind people)


  • Celebration of the 90th anniversary of Wisława Szymborska’s birth in Kórnik (unveiling of a commemorative bench, release of the local ducat bearing the poet’s likeness into circulation, and other events)
  • Showing of 10 films inspired by Szymborska’s poetry that were commended in the competition ‘I Prefer Cinema’, part of the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the poet’s birth; a collaboration with Kino pod Baranami


Exhibition of Wisława Szymborska’s collages at Kórnik Castle


Exhibition of Wisława Szymborska’s collages at Krakow House in Nuremberg


‘Poetry in Daily Life’, presentation of the work of Wisława Szymborska, among other Polish poets, at the Polish Poetry & Art Festival in Hong Kong


  •  opening of an exhibition of Szymborska’s collages at the Polish Institute in Madrid, combined with promotion of an audio book of her poems translated into Spanish
  •  second edition of the campaign ‘Some Like Poetry’ (posters with portraits of campaign ambassadors at bus and tram stops in Krakow and Warsaw, and also in the Warsaw Metro)
  •  showing of John Albert Jansen’s documentary End and Beginning. A Meeting with Wisława Szymborska at Szymborska’s Drawer
  •  meeting with Bronisław Maj at Szymborska’s Drawer


  •  showing of Lars Helander’s documentary on Wisława Szymborska at Szymborska’s Drawer
  •   meeting with Professor Teresa Walas at Szymborska’s Drawer
  •  Wisława Szymborska Award Presentation Gala
  •   meeting with the winners of the 1st  Wisława Szymborska Award competition: Krystyna Dąbrowska and   Łukasz Jarosz, at Arteteka
  •   grant of financial support from the Foundation’s Allowance Fund


  •  opening of an exhibition of Szymborska’s collages at the Old Court Building in Macau
  •  showing of Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska’s documentary Life is Bearable, at Times: A Contrary Portrait of Wisława Szymborska at Szymborska’s Drawer