This August, VDNH's ongoing collaboration with Mosrazvitie sets in motion a new series of events under the auspices of the Publisher's Library project, which is now a partner of the Knowledge. VDNH programme. Made possible through collaboration with leading publishers, talks featuring authors, scientists, historians and explorers as well as new book presentations will be held on the premises of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Pavilion. Attendance is free by registration.
The writer Marina Kalmykova will be giving a talk at 7 p.m. on Friday, 20 August. The author of Got Water?—the book of nostalgic short stories about the summers past that won Kalmykova the debut literary competition run by White Crow Publishers—will speak about her favourite stories, her search for inspiration and the meaningful subjects she raises in her works. Marina Kalmykova writes about teenagers that sound entirely up-to-date, yet their parents easily recognise themselves in her characters. This is not to say that nothing has changed, but there are things that never change and never will: friendship, falling in love for the first time and the summertime always feel the same. Attendance is by prior registration.
Travel Russia with Polyglot is the name of the presentation scheduled at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 August. While showcasing its new books, Ayaks Press will inform the audience which travel destinations are most sought-after during the pandemic and which country guidebooks sell better than others, before offering the audience to take a geographic awareness quiz. The more active participants will receive awards from the publisher. Follow this link to register for the event.
Anti-coronavirus measures continue to apply at VDNH. Occupancy at all venues of project Knowledge. VDNH is restricted to 50% of capacity. Visitors are expected to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.
Publisher's Library is a project of the Directorate for the Promotion of Culture Hubs under Moscow's Department of Culture. Mosrazvitie's declared mission is to build a common cultural and informational environment, promote the nurturing of a distinctive citywide identity among Muscovites, conserve and disseminate cultural traditions.