This is a literary mini-festival, which will include round tables with the participation of leading Russian authors living and working abroad and broadcasts of theatrical readings based on fragments of their works, according to the city's culture committee.
Russian Russian literature winners, finalists, and jurors of national literary awards will discuss the phenomenon of Russian emigrant literature, how the literary process works in different countries today, and what it is like to be a Russian writer outside of Russia.
In addition to the discussions, the project will present theatrical readings of the participants ' works prepared by directors and actors of the capital's theaters. Visitors to St. Petersburg and Moscow libraries will be able to join the discussion via video conference, and viewers of the live broadcast will be able to ask questions to writers in social networks.
The participants of the two-day literary marathon will include Andrey Astvatsaturov, German Sadulaev, Evgeny Abdullaev (pseudonym Sukhbat Aflatuni), Mikhail Yelizarov, Andrey Ivanov, Elena Eltang, Mikhail Gigolashvili, Valery Hayrapetyan, Valery Bochkov.
The V. V. Nabokov Museum of St. Petersburg State University and the Prince G. V. Golitsyn Memorial Library in the Mayakovsky Central City Public Library will become partner venues for round tables, video meetings and theater readings. Visitors to the Central Regional Library named after S. S. Geychenko, Children's Library No. 4 of the Krasnogvardeysky District, as well as the Moscow Provincial Universal Library will join the conversation with the writers via videoconference.
The live broadcast of the literary marathon will be broadcast on the social network "VKontakte": https://vk.com/kultpol.
The project is organized by the Foundation for the Support and Development of Sociocultural Projects "Cultural Policy" with the use of a grant from the President of the Russian Federation, provided by the Fund of Presidential Grants.