A Celebration Honoring Czeslaw Milosz

The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies invites you to join us as we celebrate one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century, Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz.

Poets, translators and writers will gather to discuss Milosz's impact in both the United States, of which he was a citizen for decades, and in Poland, his native realm and mother tongue. Our festival participants will read the Milosz pieces that touched them most deeply, and their own work that his writing inspired.

Writers in exile, people living under conditions hostile to creative expression, translators, poets, and all those struggling to find connections between disparate places will speak about the particular bridges—to another language, to inner freedom, to their own heart—the Polish poet's words built for them.

Registration for the festival speaker events are free. Meals during the festival are provided at no charge to students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges and at a nominal cost to the general public.