Creative Mikser is a series of networking meetings addressed to Warsaw’s creative community, organised by the British Council and the city of Warsaw, this time in cooperation with the Foundation “Kultura nie boli”. The meetings include presentations, discussions and a networking platform to meet interesting people and broker new business contacts. Organised in venues with a ‘creative vibe’, they are an important and innovative initiative aimed at integrating the community of creative entrepreneurs in Warsaw.
Fifteenth Creative Mikser meeting will take place in an exceptional cafe – a brand new Literary Centre. Big Book Café, a new meeting place in Mokotów is an open to everyone coffee house, a reading room, as well as a cultural events scene. On the 22 June it will open its door for the first time, and this time for the book industry, just a day ahead of the Warsaw’s celebration of reading, the Big Book Festival. In the year when Polish Market Focus took place at the London Book Fair, the public will have a chance to meet with the people influencing the local literary culture. The conversation, based on several solutions from different cities in Poland and the United Kingdom, will be covering the topics of networks of cooperation, a community built around bookstores and libraries, as well as creating the reading trends.
The meeting will be attended by:
- Michał Olszewski – Deputy Mayor of Warsaw
- Ewa Ayton – Head, Arts and Culture, British Council Poland
- Paulina Wilk – author, co-founder of Foundation „Kultura nie boli”, co-creator of the Big Book Festival and Big Book Café
- Przemysław Czaja – Head of Marketing, Public Relations and the Literature Promotion department in the Public Library of Gdańsk
- Anna Karczewska – activist and promoter of culture, coordinator of the Small Bookstores Collective, spiritus movens of the I Buy Books Intimately movement
- Marie Moser – owner of the Edinburgh Bookshop in Scotland
The meeting will take place on 22 June, at 18.00 in BIG BOOK CAFÉ, Dabrowskiego st. 81 in Warsaw.
The languages of the meeting are Polish and English. Participation in the event is free of charge on earlier registration at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is a part of the 5. Big Book Festival.