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March 24 at the Voronezh Regional Art Museum named after I.N. Kramskoy hosted an evening dedicated to the International Day of Poetry. The organizer of the meeting is the Literary Youth Center, created on the basis of the Regional Youth Library. V.M. Kubanev, with the support of the Department of Culture of the Voronezh Region. The celebration was surrounded by paintings by Peter Nilus, engravings and lithographs by Raphael, which are currently on display in the museum.
The guests were welcomed by the deputy director of the museum, Yulia Denisova. The director of the library named after V.M. Kubaneva Oksana Popova and the chairman of the Voronezh branch of the Writers’ Union of Russia, the editor-in-chief of the Podyom magazine Ivan Shchelokov, who read his poems at the evening. About the preparation of the almanac “VSU Poetry Day” and its editorial board, which turned five this year, said Dmitry Chugunov, professor of the philological faculty of VSU, who also read his poems.
Member of the Union of Russian Writers, poet Valentin Nervin, poets Vasily Natsentov, Sergey Rybkin spoke at the evening; representatives of the Sovremennik studio and the Council of Young Writers – poets Anastasia Kartavtseva, Kristina Gaidukova, Elena Solovyova, Elvira Shcherbakova; Senior Lecturer of the Department of General Educational Disciplines of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Russian State University of Justice” Daria Guzeeva and her student Oksana Domash.
A bright and harmonious addition to poetry that day was music performed by a member of the jazz studio Igor Fainboim Yegor Solodovchenko (saxophone), a student of the faculty of continuing education of the Russian State University of Justice.
At the end of the evening, one of the guests read his poem about the Phoenix bird rising from the ashes. These poems turned out to be in tune with the general mood – the literary life of the region begins to revive.
Photo from the archive of VOHM them. I.N. Kramskoy. Photographer – Anton Voronin.