The Second festival “BOOK LIGHTHOUSE OF PETERSBURG” opens in an “ON-SOUND” format

14 February, Sunday

The opening of the festival "BOOK LIGHTHOUSE OF PETERSBURG" in the ON-SOUND format is scheduled for February 12, 2021 at 12.00 in the Russian National Library, where, in addition to the festival program, a range of events dedicated to the bicentennial of Fyodor Dostoevsky will be presented.

The content of the festival is realized in a hybrid (physical-digital) form that enables the active participation of writers, poets, musicians from different parts of the world, including the organization of a large number of physical and virtual platforms from different organizations, a wide coverage of readers from Petersburg, Russia and the world in the period of limitations related to the pandemic.

The BOOK LIGHTHOUSE OF PETERSBURG is a socially significant non-profit initiative, its content can be freely broadcast on any literary, educational and news portals, communities in social networks, as well as in libraries, museums, houses and cultural centers, music clubs, art venues, schools, universities and other educational institutions.

The topics of the events are determined by the flow directions: educational, entertainment, historical, business, specialized (healthy lifestyle, medicine, psychology, marine subjects, etc.), music, children's, adolescent, youth and parent.

Each day of the festival has its own accents.

February 12 - "KNOW YOURSELF". Prose, poetry, and music about yourself and your life, philosophical searches and life values, deep experiences and soul research.

February 13 – "HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS WORLD IS". Texts, music and meanings about the pristine and unique beauty of the surrounding world.

February 14 – “ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE”.... Works about love on the Valentine's Day. The highest crystallization of feelings in texts, sounds and meanings in any language.

More than 100 events are planned, which will be attended by more than 100,000 people. Live broadcasts of all meetings will be available on the festival's YouTube channel and online partner channels daily from 12 to 24 hours. An interactive form of participation is possible - everyone can ask questions to the speakers. To do this, just register on the festival's website, get the program, choose the most interesting topics and join the broadcast in time. Alexander Tsypkin, Evgeny Vodolazkin, Andrey Kurpatov, Dina Rubina, Dmitry Bykov, Mikhail Weller, Alexandra Marinina, Oleg Roy, Semyon Altov, Bronislav Vinogrodsky, Yakov Gordin, Alexander Usanin, Alexey Slapovsky, Vladimir Khokhlev, Pavel Alekseev, Denis Dragunsky, Billy Novik, Alina Hess, David Goloshchekin, Andrey Konstantinov (Terem-Quartet), Irina Nikitina (Musical Olympus Foundation), Sergey Pereslegin, Elena Chizhova, Eduard Tiktinsky, Olga Lukas, Alexey Sergienko, Alexander and Nicole Gratovsky, Alexander Fridman, Dmitry Miropolsky, Oleg Grinko, Dima Zitzer, Sergey Yankovsky, Oleg Kuvaytsev, Sergey Fedorinov, Kristina Kretova, Anna Ignatova, Irina Zartayskaya, Igor Chechetkin, Andrey Olear, Pavel Selukov have already confirmed their participation in the festival.

Partners and organizers of the event:

The Russian book Union, the Russian National library, the Presidential library named after B. N. Yeltsin, Federal state budgetary institution "Resultant", the Central city public library n/a Vladimir Mayakovsky, the Corporate network of the public libraries of St. Petersburg, Committee for culture of St. Petersburg, the Committee for press and interaction with the media, the Committee for tourism development of St. Petersburg, the Iconic book stores of Petersburg "Bukvoed", St. Petersburg library society, the Publishing house "EKSMO", Elena Shubina’s Edition, Autonomous non-commercial organization for the implementation of cultural, educational and social initiatives "Co-CREATION", the Autonomous non-commercial organization "the Implementation of Social Programs "PATRON", a music publishing "Bomba-Piter», training centre "Active world", an educational portal lectures "Dostoevsky", publishing house "AST", publishing house "Audiobook ("AST"), the largest book services in Russia and CIS countries "Litres", a Russian Internet project, the social network, devoted to literature - LiveLib, publishing house "Piter", a creative studio "Art invasion", the musical collective "Terem-Quartet", a Fund to support young talents and the international festival "Musical Olympus", School number 12 with profound studying of English language in Vasileostrovsky district of SPb, St. Petersburg State Philharmonic of Jazz Music, Dostoevsky bookstore, Art Club "Books and Coffee", etc.

Participation in the festival is free of charge.



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