On the second day of the fair non/fiction, a meeting of the organizing Committee for the support of literature, publishing and reading in Russia. Its Chairman Sergey Naryshkin noted that the program “year of literature” is over, and the challenges which has started a representative Assembly of statesmen and cultural figures of the left.
Opening “session”, Sergei Naryshkin reminded the thing that made the four years: book festival “Red square” became a permanent, released three impressive volumes of the anthology “Literature of peoples of Russia” – poetry, children’s literature, prose, and is working on a four – drama. Work programmes to support young readers and writers – from all-Russian competition of young reciters “Live classics” to Fund Filatov workshops for young writers. Research, said Sergei Naryshkin, have shown the greatest demand among Russian readers are books for children and historical literature, including art. It is therefore necessary to support these areas.
The head of Rospechat Michael Seslavinsky has confirmed that in 2019 book festival “Red square” will be held June 1-6, funds are budgeted. Laid down 30 million on the first phase of the program of support of children and youth reading. Supported young artists through the organization of forums for young writers – they received over 300 applications from the regions. Solved also the issue about the launch of a new online resource support program of national literatures.
The President of the Russian book Union, Chairman of the organizing Committee Sergei Stepashin reminded of the need to open the monument to Daniel Granin in the summer of 2019: the year of the centenary of the birth of the outstanding writer and public figure declared the Year Granik. Even Sergei Stepashin has noticed that the question about the benefits the book industry not just ripe but overripe, without having to make the book available economically, on the promotion of reading difficult to speak.
Mikhail Shvydkoi devoted his speech to burning, in his view, the problem of existence of the modern form of poetry known as rap. Enough to go to a concert by a famous rap artist (how did that himself Shvydkoy) to make sure: this modern stadium, the poetry creates and brings together thousands of young people, and not just at concerts, but online. And do not ignore it, dismiss it, citing the sometimes controversial forms of expression adopted in repershu environment, it is simply impossible. Simple bans here will not solve anything.
2019 is the year of Granin in honor of the centenary of the birth of the outstanding writer and public figure
Continuing the theme support child and adolescent reading, the Director of the Department of state policy in the field of mass media Ministry of communications Ekaterina Larina lamented the lack of timely support from the Ministry of Finance. It was supported by the Director of the publishing house OGI, Dmitry Itskovich, the operator of a large-scale program of support of literatures in the languages of the peoples of Russia, which came the aforementioned anthology.
About the need to support high-quality literature told the President of Fund socially-economic and intellectual programs Sergey Filatov, former speechwriter for presidents of Russia, the author of the lyrics Jahan Pollyeva. Without expert selection, and without understanding for whom and why poetry is written, poetry becomes a “cabal”. To overcome this isolation, the Filatov Fund launched the program “Young literature”, which is also very dependent on state grants.
Deputy head of Rospechat Vladimir Grigoriev welcomed the proposal to extend the work of the Committee, noting the importance of the existence of the “Ministerial platform”. And reminded about the next big event: gala evening for the centenary of A. I. Solzhenitsyn in Moscow the Moscow art theatre and night in February for the centenary of D. A. Granin in the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
Presidential adviser on culture Vladimir Tolstoy recalled that the fifth festival on red square – special: Pushkin, whose birthday it is devoted it, – 220 years. In the fall of 2019, V. I. Tolstoy offered to hold the second Literary encounters (the first, with the participation of President Putin, took place in the fall of 2013 – and thanks to him, the decision was made on holding the year of literature and there was all that flowed from that decision).
In closing the meeting Sergei Naryshkin announced the signing of an agreement between the store, “Biblio-Globus” and the Fund “History of middle name”. And invited to join the Committee, someone from the deputies of the State Duma who are close to his subjects – to have the ability to undertake legislative initiatives.
Then the Committee members went to the rooms of the non/fiction – buy books.