PACIM has created a LITERARY FUND specifically designed to enable special literary events such as readings, book signings, and lectures. The purpose of the fund gives us the ability to sponsor and co-sponsor cultural events related to polish literature, including visits of Polish & Polish American authors, poets and actors.
PACIM has previously hosted successful meetings with 2 authors from Poland (Hanna Cygler and Filip Springer) which were met with high interest. We have also hosted several noted Polish American authors such as Anthony Bukowski and James Conroyd Martin Based on these past experiences and possible future events, the idea of literary fund was initiated in 2017 by then board member, Elzbieta Haftek.
Often, we receive short notice of an opportunity to host Polish and Polish American authors here in the Twin Cities. Because it can take several days or weeks to finalize details, costs and obtain approval to appropriate funds, securing these engagements has been challenging. PACIM has designated a fund that allows monies to be used specifically for the expenses related to hosting the guests and run the event.
This fund is administered by Krystyna Borgen, a PACIM librarian and literary consultant. Krystyna will research and propose authors, visiting artists and literary events that would be of interest to the Polish and Polish American community here in the Twin Cities.
Any funds that are received and designated for the Literary Fund can only be used for sponsoring such events as we have described. This specific fund will help alleviate the need to continually request funds on short notice when an opportunity presents itself.
You can donate specifically to the PACIM Literary Fund online by using the Paypal button below or by mailing in the donation form.