Literature on Ice, a project in which literature meets skating, took place in the Sobornaya Lane of the Sobornaya Square in Ulyanovsk.The event was attended by 234 people.
Literature on Ice themed skating rink connected skating - a well-loved winter past time - and literature, and became a place for creative expression. The event was hosted by Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature and assisted by Department of Culture and Organization of Leisure of the Population of the Administration of Ulyanovsk and
Centralized Library System of Ulyanovsk.
On the Troitsky Lane stage, the participants recited various poems: New Year themed ones, children poetry as well as romantic poems. Special attention was given to patriotic poetry. Citizens recited works by Esenin, Pushkin, Akhmatova, Dementyev and other authors.
People from Ulyanovsk, as well as from Samara, Ivanovo region, Republic of Sakha and Kazan, took part in the event. Poetry was recited by students and adults, children and elderly people. Literature on Ice skating rink became a place for creative expression and family recreation among the citizens. The event aroused interest among the city's media (Ulyanovsk Today, 73online, Ulpressa, Reporter73).
Particular attention was paid to Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk poets - Apollo of Corinth, Nikolai Blagov, Ilya Taranov. Elena Seytova, head of the City Library
№ 34, recited poems by Vladimir Dvoryanskov, a poet from Ulyanovsk. Residents of the city got acquainted with the works written by Maria Bogdan, Iraida Ulyanova, Vera Doroshina. These are poets from Ulyanovsk whose poetry was published on the pages of Simbirsk, the regional literary magazine. This magazine and collections of poetry from the
funds of the City Library named after. I.A. Goncharov were presented on a bookcase at the Literature on Ice skating rink for six days. Visitors could choose a poem to recite from any book they liked. The Literature on Ice event attracted the attention of young aspiring poets, for whom the event became an opportunity to share their creativity with the audience.
A poet, member of the Ulyanovsk Council of Young Writers Anisiya Tarasova (Matlina), recited the poem "Snowfall" written by Svetlana Matlina, Ulyanovsk poet, member of the Union of Writers of Russia and the Literary Fund of the Russian Federation.
The partners of the event: Adrenaline, Ulyanovsk Adventure Park, Vinnovskaya Rosha,Ulyanovsk Amusement Park, Lost World Dinosaur Park, Sovremennik Cultural Center, Ruslan Cultural Center, LLC Trade House Ulyanovsk Khladokombinat. Ruslan Cultural Center, Directorate of Parks of Ulyanovsk, Specialized Library named after I.A. Goncharov, Specialized Library №15 named after. N.N. Blagov, Children's Library №26, Specialized Library №6 named after D.A.Granin, Library №34 and Children's Library №11 helped to create the festive atmosphere of the event.
During all the project's events, citizens had an opportunity to learn more
about Ulyanovsk as a UNESCO City of Literature, about the culture and literature related activities of our city, about important projects of the municipality. Ulyanovsk became the first Russian city to join the UNESCO Creative CCN.
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