Władysław Młynek

Polish Language, Author

1930 – 1997


Who was Władysław Młynek?

Władysław Młynek was a Polish teacher, writer and poet from Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia.

He attended Polish elementary school in Gródek and later a Polish Gymnasium in Český Těšín where he expressed his interest about the poetry of Adam Mickiewicz. Młynek then worked as a teacher in Polish schools in Zaolzie - in Třinec, Hnojník, Milíkov, Bukovec and at Kamienity hill in the Beskids mountain range.

He set up and conducted many choirs in schools where he worked and was an art director of Gorol men's choir in Jablunkov from 1978 and art director of Gorolski Święto festival from 1983.

Młynek was an active member of several Polish organizations including the Stowarzyszenie Młodzieży Polskiej and the PZKO and was a chairman of the General Committee of the PZKO from 1990 to 1993. He was also a member of many literary organizations and the editor-in-chief on Zwrot magazine from 1992 to 1993.

He wrote his poetry in literary Polish and also in Cieszyn Silesian dialect. His poetry often focuses on the life of the common people, mostly Gorols. Prose collection Śpiewające zbocza is inspired by his teaching experience in a small mountain school at the Kamienity hill in the Beskids mountain range. Młynek maintained close relations with other Polish writers of Zaolzie of that time, mostly Paweł Kubisz and Adam Wawrosz.

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Jun 6, 1930
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Czechoslovakia
Dec 1, 1997

on July 23, 2013


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