MOSCOW, October 30. / TASS /. The first all-Russian online festival for family reading #ChitaiFest will start on Friday.
"The main goal of the festival is to draw attention to the values of family reading, to interest children and adolescents in reading, to help parents in choosing books, to promote the best practices of initiation into reading. Thanks to the online format, the festival will be able to visit an unlimited number of viewers," the press secretary told TASS Russian State Children's Library (RGDL) Dmitry Dolgov. According to him, the program consists of more than a hundred different programs. "They all deserve attention. In order to help viewers with the choice, the program is divided into four parts: for the whole family, for teenagers, for professionals and parents, popular science. Each of them will have meetings with writers, master classes, lectures, round tables, presentations and other events of various formats. We are sure that every visitor will be able to find an interesting event for themselves and spend their time with benefit, "he said.
#ChitaiFest guests will have creative conversations, presentations of novelties for children's literature, and interactive readings. Meetings will be held with writers Andrei Usachev, Anastasia Orlova, Sergei Makhotin, Grigory Sluzhitel, animator Yuri Norshtein.
A book fair will work on the #ChitaiFesta website, and children's and teenage books at special prices will be available on the websites of the festival's partners.
The central event of #ChitaiFest will be a family reading marathon. Children's libraries, theaters, museums and other cultural institutions from all over the country will present their best family reading projects. Writing communities and publishing houses that produce books for children will also be able to join the marathon. Projects for participation in the marathon were selected on a competitive basis.
Online presentations of books will take place, including works by Andrey Usachev and Galina Dyadina "12 Owls". Russian literary critic and teacher Galina Yuzefovich will talk about modern "adult" books that might interest teenagers.
The festival is organized by the Russian State Children's Library in conjunction with the Russian Book Union, the Association of Russian Book Publishers and the Association of Culture, Art and Education Workers to Introduce Children to Reading "Raising the Reader".