About 50 publishers will be represented at the “Winter Book Festival” in Kazan
December 4, Alsu Safina). The “Winter Book Festival” will be held on December
9-10 at the Kazan Center for Contemporary Culture “Smena”. Azat Abzalov, the
head of the Department of Culture, said at the Business Monday that the
festival includes a book fair and an educational program.
attention to the fact that for 4 years, the audience of the “Winter Book
Festival” has grown at times and the program of lectures and the list of
participants has expanded. Kazan citizens will be able to attend more than 20
lectures and master classes. Tim Skorenko, an editor of the magazine “Popular
Mechanics” and the site popmech.ru, Irina Yakutenko, a molecular biologist and
scientific journalist, Evgeny Blinov, Ph.D. in Philosophy, a doctoral candidate
of the University of Toulouse (France), and others are among the lecturers.
publishing houses from all over Russia will present their books at the
festival, book presentations will be held. The Kazan publishing house
“Yulbasma” will present a book that consists of five tales of Abdullah Alish in
Russian and Tatar. Illustrations to the book were created by the Kazan artist
9, the concert of the duo of composer Dmitry Kurlyandsky and sound-artist
Andrey Guryanov will be held in the parallel program in the creative laboratory
Book Festival” will complete the intellectual program of this year's city
cultural events, dedicated to reading and literature. It includes “Book Fest”
in the Lyadskoy Garden, “Summer Book Festival” on the “Chernoe Ozero”, literary
and music festival “Aksenov-fest”, and “Kazan Book Festival”, which was held in
municipal libraries in October.
to the head of the city, there are several indicators that determine the level
of the city, and one of them is a reader interest. "Interest in the book
is a kind of marker of the state of culture. And the level of culture always
determines the level of the city”, said Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, and
noted that interest in books and reading is growing in the city.