For There is Hope (hosted by Polish Scottish Book Club)

Zielony Balonik (the Scottish Polish Book Club) and the Scottish Poetry Library invite you to take part in a reading and conversation with Martin Stepek, the author of For There is Hope, an extended poem, recently published
in English and Polish.

The poem "is at once a monument, a meditation, a prayer and an epic" about his family's deportation to a Soviet gulag and their journey via Persia to freedom in Scotland. It is also Martin's personal and historical exploration - highly relevant to the contemporary weave of Scottish society and the place of Poland in European history.

Along the way, reference will be made to Aleksander Wat's My Century, as context and comparison.


22 June 2013 - 3:00pm


Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton Close, Cannongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DTT



How to book

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Contact for further details

Email Grazyna Fremi at

Category: live readings