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Virtual meetings of contemporary writers with readers continue. Live broadcasts are carried out on the online platforms of the capital’s libraries. In June, they will be dedicated to the professional experience of the authors. They will tell you how to combine writing and work, sometimes far from creativity.

In June, Moscow libraries will hold online meetings with writers with experience in other than the literary sphere. Journalism, pedagogy, psychology, employment in the film industry or service in law enforcement agencies – it turns out that modern authors successfully combine all these types of activities with writing.

At the meetings, they will tell how non-literary work has enriched their experience and provided material for creativity. Many of the participants in the meetings are laureates of prestigious Russian and international literary prizes.

June 5 at 14:00 on the page of the library number 184 in the social network Facebookan online meeting with psychologist and publicist Irina Medvedeva and Tatyana Shishova, teacher and psychologist will take place. They jointly released A Book for Difficult Parents, which helps moms and dads find an approach to their children. The meeting will focus on how the applied advice on education and instructive stories, given in the book, were collected on June 9 at 15:00 on the page of the library number 172 in Facebookit will be possible to talk with the storyteller Anna Cherenkova, the author of the books “Let’s Fall into the Sky” and “IzYushka’s Tales, or And It Was Like This …”. For many years she has been running the Izushka art studio. Some of the heroes of fairy tales are the students of Anna Cherenkova and their revived drawings.

On the same day at 19:00 at Instagram account the library on Alekseevskaya will have a creative meeting with the writer Ivan Shipnigov. The prose writer and screenwriter presents his book-diary “Stream”. It is written in the form of ironic and romantic monologues from the messenger. At the meeting, Ivan will talk about how he created the novel, which was shortlisted for the National Bestseller – 2021 award, and how he was inspired, and together with the audience, he will discuss how the Internet and digital media have changed literature. Critics and readers compare the novel with the short stories of Mikhail Zoshchenko, and the writer Roman Senchin called the work an encyclopedia of modern Moscow life. The author will share his observations of how humor reflects the everyday life and philosophy of our time, and will also answer readers’ questions. They can be set in the live chat.

June 13 at 13:00 for YouTube channel Library No. 183 named after Dante Alighieri will begin the presentation of Christina Landa’s book “The Poetics of Joy in Dante’s Comedy”. The original text and the canonical translation of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy are often sombre and morose. Christina proves that this is not so and that there is a place for joy, light and love in her. Christina Landa, lecturer at the University of Bologna, researcher of the Italian text and its Russian translations, will tell about how the divine light peeps through the gloom of the hell presented by Dante.

On the same day in Instagram account children’s libraries in the north of Moscow will host a live broadcast with Daria Dotsuk – children’s writer, journalist and blogger. Beginning at 16:00. Daria dreamed of becoming a writer since childhood, and her mother supported her in this. The debut story “I and my monster” reached the final of the IV All-Russian competition for the best work for children and youth “Kniguru” in 2013. Daria Dotsuk is an author who writes about the challenges of growing up and adolescents in difficult situations. The writer will talk about her creative path, inspiration and the importance of literary awards for the growth and development of the modern writer. Viewers will be able to ask the author questions in the live chat.

June 17 at 12:00 on the page of the library № 186 named after S.А. Yesenin in Facebook there will be an online meeting with the children’s writer Yuri Nechiporenko. Yuri Nechiporenko is a member of the Writers’ Union of Russia, laureate of many domestic and foreign literary prizes, including the Anne Frank International Literary Prize (Macedonia). Yuri Nechiporenko has published over a hundred works of different genres for children and adults, as well as about 300 articles in the field of art and literary criticism, has published more than 10 books addressed to children and adolescents, including those written in co-authorship. At the meeting, he will talk about what inspires him and how to write a book that the young reader will definitely like.

IN Instagram account libraries in the north-east of Moscow on June 17 at 19:00 viewers will meet with the young writer Sergei Kubrin. He will talk about his collection The Peaceful Resident (Lyceum Prize 2020) and how his work in law enforcement affects his work. The novels of The Peaceful Resident tell about the everyday life of the policemen freshly and with drive, and most importantly – with a good dose of humor. Sergey will tell how he created the book, share his thoughts about what writing is for him. Viewers will be able to ask questions in the live chat.

Schedule and links to all online meetings are available on the website “Online. Library town “.

The capital’s libraries regularly hold online events where contemporary authors communicate with their readers, answer questions, share experiences and plans.

The winter cycle of online meetings with writers began on December 8, 2020 and ended February 24, 2021.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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