ARTS & LEISURE

Polish journalist, essayist Adam Michnik in Athenaeum conference

The prestigious Athenaeum Con­fere­nces will continue on Monday, Februa­ry 14, with a conversation between leading Romanian culture figure An­drei Plesu and his special guest, Polish journalist, historian and essayist Adam Michnik. The event, which begins at 6:30 pm at the Athenaeum, is organised by the George Enescu Philhar­monic, the Polish Institute of Bucharest and the Romanian Cultural Institute, HotNews reported. Michnik, born in Warsaw in 1946, is the editor-in-chief of wide circulation daily Gazeta Wybor­cza, but also a historian, essayist and political journalists. He was an emblematic figure of democratic opposition in 1968-1989 in Poland and because of his dissidence, especially in connection to the Solidarity Trade Union, he was also imprisoned for six years. Tickets to the conference cost RON 5 and can be pur­chased from the Romanian Athe­naeum box-office.


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