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15 November 2021, 07:09

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Live broadcasts will take place on the account of Moscow libraries on the Instagram social network. You can follow the update of the schedule of online meetings on the website “Online.Bibliogorod”.

Libraries in Moscow are starting a new cycle of online meetings with writers. The Contemporaries project will become a unique opportunity to personally communicate with the most popular authors of fiction. Airs will begin on November 18th. The first guest will be Grigory Sluzhitel, who wrote the novel “The Days of Savely” about the adventures of a homeless cat-philosopher.

“We invite citizens to chat online with contemporary writers on a variety of topics: from creative craft and literary novelties to personal hobbies and secrets of success. The viewers of the broadcasts will find out who they are – our contemporary authors, whom future generations will most likely study as classics: how they live, where they get inspiration, how the process of writing new books is going on, and much more, ”said the Director General of the Moscow State Budgetary Institution of Culture“ Mosrazvitie “Timur Vakhitov.

Live broadcasts will take place on the page of Moscow libraries in the social network “Instagram”… You can follow the update of the schedule of online meetings on the website “Online. Bibliogorod”… The events are already scheduled until the end of 2021. The project is planned to continue in 2022.

On November 18, at 16:00, a meeting with Gregory the Servant will begin. He will tell how the novel “Days of Savely” was created, how it was staged in the theater. The writer will share his thoughts on literature, music, Moscow and understanding of success.

Grigory Sluzhitel is not only a writer, but also an actor: he graduated from the directing department of GITIS (workshop of Sergei Zhenovach) and plays in the Studio of Theater Arts. The first novel “The Days of Savely”, which was released in 2018, earned him the title of laureate of the Yasnaya Polyana and Big Book awards, as well as the Moscow Art Prize.

On November 25 at 16:00 viewers will have a conversation with writer and journalist Denis Dragunsky, who will talk about his new books. Denis Viktorovich was born into the family of Viktor Dragunsky, a classic of Soviet children’s literature, and became the prototype for the protagonist of the popular book Deniskin’s Tales. He graduated from the philological faculty of Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, taught Greek, worked as a journalist and editor-in-chief, wrote plays. At the age of 57, Dragunsky began writing prose and devoted himself entirely to this business. To date, he has authored about 1400 short stories and four novels, and has published 22 books. Viewers will be able to ask questions to the writer in the live chat.

On December 2, at 16:00, prose writer Yuri Karakur will talk about his debut novel Porcelain, which won the Grand Prix of the Manuscript of the Year 2020 award. Viewers will learn how memories differ from fiction, how important nostalgia is for creativity. Yuri Karakur is a writer and teacher of literature, his stories were published in collections and on Internet sites.

The broadcast with the writer and teacher Marina Stepnova will take place on December 10 at 16:00. The writer will talk about her book “Garden”, which this year won the reader’s sympathy prize for the Yasnaya Polyana award.

Marina Stepnova is a laureate of the Big Book prize for the work “The Women of Lazarus”, the author of the novels “The Surgeon” and “Godless Lane”. Last year, the British newspaper The Guardian included the novel “Women of Lazarus” in the list of the top 10, which is set in Russia.

Writer Ivan Shipnigov on December 16 at 16:00 will present his novel “Stream”, which was shortlisted for the National Bestseller – 2021 award and the shortlist for the NOS award. This is a diary book written in the form of ironic and romantic monologues from the messenger. The author will tell you how he created the work and what he was inspired by.

Ivan Shipnigov is a prose writer, author of the collection of stories “Oil, Blizzard and Other Merry Gods”, screenwriter (in co-authorship with Roman Samgin) of the series “Rummate”.

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

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