The presentation of the Motherland Flows into Our Hearts book took place on January 19, 2023, on the day of the formation of the Ulyanovsk Region in the Ceremonial Hall of the Palace of Books-Ulyanovsk Regional Scientific Library named after Lenin. The collection is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Ulyanovsk region and the 375th anniversary of the founding of the city of Simbirsk (Ulyanovsk). E. E. Cherkas, the head of Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature program, attended the event.
Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature Program congratulates the residents of the Ulyanovsk region on their 80th anniversary. Our region has a great, glorious history, it is a region with a developed infrastructure, with a rich cultural life. The publication of the Motherland Flows into Our Hearts book adds even more significance to the day as it aims to acquaint readers with modern literary creativity and the uniqueness of the Ulyanovsk region,” Elena Cherkas noted.
The collection presents the work of 56 Ulyanovsk poets and writers, who are associated with Ulyanovsk and the Ulyanovsk region. On the pages of the book one can find landscape and patriotic poetry, local history essays, historical stories, reports about prominent people of the region, as well as publications about cultural events and holidays.
Olga Daranova, scientific secretary of the Palace of Books, chairman of the regional branch of the Union of Writers of Russia, spoke about the significance of the new literary collection’s publication. Other representatives of the literary community of the city also performed on stage. Nikolai Maryanin, a poet, journalist, local historian, author of the hymns of Ulyanovsk and the Ulyanovsk region introduced the guests of the event to The Heart of the Volga poem.
The printed edition will be available to residents of the Ulyanovsk region - copies of the books will be transferred to the state and municipal libraries of the region, as well as to school libraries.
Ulyanovsk as a City of Literature is recognized internationally. Ulyanovsk is the only city in the Russian Federation that is a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of literature. Since 2015, the Ulyanovsk region is recognized as The Literary Flagship of Russia and in 2019 our region was awarded the title of the Territory of Books and Reading at the All-Russian level.
фото: Дирекция "Ульяновск-литературный город ЮНЕСКО", ulwriters.ru.