Andrzej Kalinin (born 1933) – a writer and publicist, member of the PEN Club and the Polish Writers Society. He lives in Kusięta.
He worked for the "Kultura" magazine of Jerzy Giedroyc, where he published e.g. „Obrazki ze starych klisz” and a short story „Wigilia białych niedźwiedzi”. The latter was translated to English and broadcasted on the BBC Radio. He published his works in the New York edition of the "Dziennik Polski” newspaper and in literary magazines distributed in Cracow - "Arka", "Arcana" and "Dekada Literacka". He was the editor of "Notatnik Kulturalny" issued by "Gazeta Częstochowska". He contributed also to newspapers like "Dziennik Częstochowski 24 godziny" and Cracow and Czestochowa editions of "Gazeta Wyborcza".
His first book,”...i Bóg o nas zapomniał” (recognized by the Ministry of Education as an obligatory reading book in gymnasium) was broadcasted in the Radio Free Europe and the Polish Radio Program I. It was also recorded on tape as an audiobook.
In 1997, during the presentation of a series dedicated to the "Modern Polish prose", the Polish Television showed a documentary about the writer with scenes from his books staged by actors. In December 2004 the "Dziennik Polski" newspaper distributed in Melbourne, Australia began publishing episodes of the book „...i Bóg o nas zapomniał”. (Source: Wikipedia)
Ludmiła Marjańska (family name – Mężnicka, born on December 26th 1923 in Czestochowa – died on October 17th 2005 in Warsaw) – poet, writer, translator of English and American literature, the author of books for children, radio journalist. She attended to the female secondary school of J. Słowacki, she graduated in secret in 1942. During the Nazi occupation she was working in sanitary teams of Polish Army and as a liaison. She was studying at the Faculty of Diplomacy at the underground Academy of Political Science, she graduated from English Philology at University of Warsaw. In 1945 she married Janusz Marjański. As a poet she debuted on the pages of monthly newspaper “Twórczość”, and as a translator of a volume of “Wiersze szkockie” of R. Burns in 1956. She has published several volumes of poetry: “Chmurne okna" (1958), "Rzeki" (1969), "W koronie drzew" (1979), "Blizna" (1986), "Prześwit" (1994), "Żywica" (2001), "Córka bednarza" (2002), "Otwieram sen" (2004). She also wrote several nowels: "Pierwsze śniegi, pierwsze wiosny", "Życie na własność", "To ja, Agata". For many years she cooperated with III program of Polish Radio, editing poetic radio shows. She was also a President of Polish Writers' Association, she was a member of Polish Interpreters' Association and PEN-Club. . (Source: Wikipedia)
Halina Poświatowska, born Myga (May 9, 1935 in Częstochowa - died October 11, 1967 in Warsaw)
The poet was born in Czestochowa as Helena Myga. She studied at the "Nauka and praca" gymnasium and later in the High School of Juliusz Slowacki.
Because of her heart disease she spent most of her life in hospitals and sanatoria, where she met her future husband Ryszard Adolf Poświatowski (also suffering from heart disease), whom she married on April 30, 1954 in Czestochowa. After two years of marriage, at the age of 21, she became a widow. In 1958 Poświatowska underwent a complex heart surgery in the United States. She lived there for three years, studying at the Smith College in Northampton. After returning to Poland she started a philosophy course at the Jagiellonian University .
She spent the last years of her life in Krakow, where she worked at the university. In 1967, her condition was so alarming that she had to undergo another heart surgery. On the eighth day after the surgery she died in Warsaw - she was only 32 years old.
The tomb of Halina Poświatowska and her husband Adolf located in the St. Roch cemetery in Czestochowa. The family home of the poet is located on the Jasnogorska Street 23. It was renovated and transformed into a House of Poetry, which serves as a museum exhibition of Poświatowska ( with memorabilia from the family collection). It is also be a meeting place for writers, poets and all those interested in literature and art.
In 2007 a Halina Poświatowska's bench was placed in the Najświętszej Maryi Panny Alley. In 2008 a poet's beloved cat was added.
Władysław Lech Terlecki (born on May 18th 1933 in Czestochowa – died May 3rd 1999 in Warsaw), a writer, screenwriter, author of novels and short stories, including historical stories related to the January Uprising (Spisek, Dwie Głowy Ptaka, Powrót z Carskiego Sioła, Rośnie Las, Lament), radio plays, dramas and movies and scenarios.
A graduate of II High School of R. Traugutt in Czestochowa. In 1955 he graduated from Polish philology at the University of Wroclaw, he spent some time as a literary editor in Polish Radio. A member of Polish Writers' Association and the Association of Employees of Free Europe Radio in Warsaw.