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Over 1,300 people took part in Reading Day across Irkutsk Region

June 13, 2024

The summer season of the Reading Day festival has been closed in the Irkutsk Region. Traditionally, Irkutsk Oil Company (INK) has supported the event as the general partner.
Праздник чтения «День Ч» в Иркутской области посетили более 1300 человек

Young and adult readers were able to meet with writers, educators, experts in children’s literature from Moscow, St Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk. One of the activities was the nation-wide Reading Hour uniting over 900 children in 20 regions of the country, who were reading “The Dragons’ Bedtime Book” and “The Princesses’ Bedtime Book” by Diana Lapshina.

In Irkutsk and Slyudyanka, an interregional seminar called Children’s Open Library: a World of New Opportunities was held, during which librarians took part in workshops dedicated to reading spaces assessment and work with children.

Another activity taking place in Irkutsk was the community reading festival attended by more than 400 people. It offered meet-the-artist sessions, workshops and an interactive exhibition of book illustration.

The guests of the festival also had an opportunity to meet and speak with popular writers and experts. The leader of the educational project BookGames Katerina Lyubimova (from Krasnoyarsk) delivered a workshop on the origins of fairy tales and on how to write one’s own story. Literary critic, editor-in-chief of the Prochteniye magazine Polina Boyarkina (from St Petersburg) presented an overview of contemporary dystopia. Children’s books author and editor of “Smeshariki” cartoon Olga Verbitskaya (from St Petersburg) talked on how children’s books and scenarios are created.

A new season of the Reading Day festival is scheduled to be held in autumn. The organizers and developers plan to offer an online project “Around the World with Books” as well as offline events in Ust-Kut and Irkutsk.

The Reading Day is a festival for children and adults held since 2018. Organizers are the Wilhelm Von Humboldt education center, Kukulya shop, and children’s writer Anna Maslennikova. INK supports the event as the main sponsor. The Reading Day project is mentioned in the national Education Atlas “100 projects dedicated to reading. Youth initiatives — 2018”, and in 2019 it was recognized as the best at the VI International Educators Forum held in Sochi. In 2023, it appeared on the long list of the professional skills competition “Revizor”.

“Northern Troopers” festival to be held in Irkutsk Region with support from INK and Fund of Marina Sedykh Baikal Risk Forum’24 to be held on October 1 - 4 in Irkutsk