From October 14 to 17, 2022 the XIX International Literary Festival "Saint Petersburg Bridges" will be held in Saint Petersburg with support of the Creative World Sociocultural Foundation. The project brings together authors, fans of modern poetry and prose, critics, literary curators and publishers from Russia and abroad.
More than thirty writers from Moscow, Kazan, Krasnodar, Irkutsk, Sevastopol, Sochi and other cities, as well as from Belarus, Israel and Finland will take part in the festival. Professionals who have already proven themselves over the years of activity will welcome young authors from Kaliningrad, Kazan, Petrozavodsk, Gzhel during the festival. In addition to live meetings, the program provides for a teleconference with foreign authors from Egypt, Poland, Argentina and other countries.
The main task set by the organizers of "Saint Petersburg Bridges" is the popularization of modern literature, in particular, poetry. In order to accomplish the above, readings of poems and stories are held, songs based on poems by contemporary poets are performed. Besides, effective contacts are built between writers and representatives of publishing houses, various professional associations, topical issues of development and support for representatives of creative professions are discussed within the framework of the festival.
“The Festival “Saint Petersburg Bridges” is being held for the nineteenth time. Today, literary festivals are an opportunity for like-minded people to meet, present their works, get acquainted with the works of colleagues. These meetings are especially valuable for young authors: they help them find their place in the world of modern literature. We also introduce writers to the representatives of publishing houses, and thanks to this, the works of many authors are published. The work is large-scale and very important,” comments the organizer of the festival, poet, member of the Union of Writers of Saint Petersburg, Galina Ilyukhina.
Actually, while many people in the world are erecting walls that separate countries, we are building bridges that connect cultures