Guests in EMPIK Cafe

EMPIK will be present at TWO RIVERSIDES Festival for the third time, offering carefully selected films, books and music CDs matching the Festival program. The list is being constantly enriched with bestsellers and newest productions that will surely attract the attention of regular customers as well as the more demanding connoisseurs (niche, alternative, independent and exclusive film productions).

As usual, EMPIK invites our audience to meetings with different artists- writers, musicians, filmmakers.

Ilona Łepkowska, Andrzej Opala

Do you want to know the secret of the most successful soap opera writer? To learn about her phenomenon, come to the meeting promoting the book entitled “Ł for Łepkowska”.

July 31, 2.00 p.m.

Hanna Bakuła

Her newest book entitled “Idiot- love in New York City” is the first part of the “Idiot”  trylogy.
July 31, 4.00 p.m.

Edyta Jungowska
Come and enjoy the meeting with Edyta Jungowska. It will be pure play. 
July 31, 6.00 p.m.

Czesław Bielecki
He is a publicist, architect, political activist and member of the parliament. In Kazimierz Dolny he will be talking about his ‘Vision of Poland’.
August 1, 12.00 p.m.

Dmitrij Strelnikoff
This meeting will be devoted to the book entitled “Nicholas and Bibikul” in which Strelnikoffis fighting with the stereotype of a Russian and a Kazakh…
August 1, 2.00 p.m.

Dawid Rosenbaum
The meeting promoting Rosenbaum’s book ‘The scent of cities’, the premiere of which is planned on September.
August 1, 4.00 p.m.

Elisabeth Duda
In ‘My Paris’ she writes about the best way to explore the capital of France. Not only does she tell about the best-known Paris monuments, but also about the unknown, narrow and picturesque streets…

August 1, 6.00 p.m.

Anna Czerwińska-Rydel, Józef Wilkoń
The writer and the illustrator of “Sir Pichon”, a story about Chopin’s childhood and youth, will talk about their book.
August 2, 4.00 p.m.

Audiofeels are known for making covers of the most famous world hits using their own arrangements.

August 2, 6.00 p.m.

Kamil Śmiałkowski
“Vampire. A lexicon” is about the phenomenon of vampires in films, literature, comic books, music and computer games.
August 3, 4.00 p.m.

Małgorzata Niezabitowska
Małgorzata Niezabitowska will tell about her “Składana Wanna”, a book in which the most important moment form the history of Poland are interwoven with adventures of a family, all becoming an unusual chronicle of the history of our country.
August 3, 6.00 p.m.

Come and meet the sextette of outstanding instrumentalists.
August 4, 4.00 p.m.

Jarosław Kret
A graduate from the Department of Egyptilogy, a well-known and admired journalist and a weather man will talk about his book “India of mine”.

August 4, 6.00 p.m.

Wojtek Bonowicz
„Polish signs” are universal signs and their locality is just illusory. Who is a poet, what is a history, how to deal with the misery of being apart- these are only some of the subjects dealt with in those poems
August 5, 4.00 p.m.

Maria Sadowska

We invite you to take part in a discussion about music, about films, fashion and life itself.
August 5, 6.00 p.m.

Małgorzata Strękowska-Zaremba, Joanna Zagner-Kołat
The author and the illustrator of a book for children entitled “Little Philip and his family” will talk about their book.
August 6, 2.00 p.m.

Maciej Maleńczuk, Rafał Bryndal, Joanna Laprus-Mikulska

The subject of the meeting is “The limits of creattion and re-creation, or success and misery of a monedr artist”.
August 6, 4.00 p.m.

Artur Górski
We invite you to the meeting with a journalist, historian, writer of detective stories and a vice-editor-in-chief of “Focus History” magazine.
August 6, 6.00 p.m.

Olga Morawska
‘From the beginning to the end” is a poignant story about love, hope and accomplishing goals in life. The goals that are far away and that everyone wants to accomplish. Martyna Wojciechowska will be the host of the meeting with the author.
August 7, 12.00 p.m.

Martyna Wojciechowska
She is the second Polish woman to have reached the Seven Summits, she took part in Paris- Dakar Rally, she hosts her own TV program. In Kazimierz she will tell about her last book, “Etopia. Ale czat”.
August 7, 2.00 p.m.

Manuela Gretkowska
Her newest book entilted ‘Love a’la Poland’ is an intensive and interesting story. We invite you to the meeting with the author during which she will try to anwer the question: is love possible in Poland, a country where tradition mixes with modernity and a constant need of gaining power an money?
August 7, 4.00 p.m.

Jerzy Gruza
He is an excellent observer of politisal, artistic and social events.

August 7, 6.00 p.m.

Krzysztof Globisz, Olga Katafisz
Does an actor have to be ‘a man without feature?’ Is creating one’s role merely ‘borrowing somebody’s body’ or does it also involve selling your soul to the part you’re playing? Where is the place for art in the universe, which becomes less and less real? What is the difference between theatre and film acting? Those, and many more questions, will be answered during the meeting with the authors of „Notes about pulling at roles.”
August 8, 12.00 p.m.