December 7, 2006

Brooklyn Public Library invites Russian-language communities to join Russian ambassadors, artists and scholars to celebrate the rich heritage of Russian literature

Program in Russian

Sergei Garmonin, Consulate General of the Russian Federation, and Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, will join international artists and scholars to pay tribute to Russia’s rich literary heritage. They will first observe the anniversaries of two renowned Russian journals – the 65th anniversary of Novyi Zhurnal and the 75th anniversary of Znamya. Guest speakers who will give presentations between 1:30 PM and 4 PM include Marina Adamovich, Editor-in-Chief of Novyi Zhurnal and Natalia Ivanova, Managing Editor of Znamya. The second half of the festival, beginning promptly at 4 PM, will commemorate Russian poet and novelist Ivan Bunin, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1933. In addition to readings and archival film footage, Russian actors and musicians will give a theatrical performance based on the literature of Ivan Bunin.

Date and Time:
Sunday, December 10, 2006
1:30 PM

Central Library
2nd Floor Meeting Room
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 718.230.2100 and 718.230.2417

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