Merseyside Polonia presents: Lemistry

This World Book Day, Merseyside Polonia presents a thrilling trip into the world of science fiction, including very special guests Andy Sawyer, Director of MA in Science Fiction Studies at University of Liverpool, and award-winning author and screenwriter (and friend of The Reader Organisation) Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Lemistry celebrates the work of Polish author Stanislaw Lem, internationally renowned for his science fiction writing – including the novel Solaris, which has been adapted for film twice. Previous Lemistry events held across the UK have proved incredibly successful but the event, which will take place at Toxteth Library, will be the first time the series has come to Liverpool.

The event is dedicated to the recently published book of the same name, a celebration of the great Polish writer’s legacy featuring previously untranslated work, and a host of stories and essays responding to and influenced by his visions. Both guest stars have collaborated on Lemistry and will be reading, as well as discussing Lem’s work. There will also be an exclusive screening of the Quay Brothers’ film The Mask, a short animation based on one of Lem’s stories, as well as the chance to buy some of Lem’s books in English translation for a real bargain!

Merseyside Polonia is a Liverpool based organisation that is creating links between Polish and British culture, and present Lemistry in conjunction with Comma Press and The Polish Cultural Institute.

Lemistry
Thursday 1st March 2012, 6.30-8.30pm
Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 1XF

The event is free and there will be tea and biscuits on arrival!

For more information, please contact Merseyside Polonia:  literature@merseysidepolonia.com 

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