On October 20, 2022, the “Modern Writers of Russia for the Children of the World” international project starts. The project is carried out by the autonomous non-profit organization “Center for additional professional education – “ALFA-DIALOGUE” with the support of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. The project goal is to popularize modern Russian literature for both children and teenagers abroad.
From October to December 2022, a series of events in the genre of literary salons will be held for teachers and students of schools with the Russian studied, as well as representatives of the Russian-speaking community and everyone who is interested in both the Russian language and the modern Russian children’s literature in foreign countries.
The literary salons program includes classes in children’s literature, master classes in organizing lessons in poetry and prose, meetings with to-date children’s writers and publishers.
Online classes within the framework of the “Modern writers of Russia for the children of the world” project will be held in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia, a face-to-face meeting will be held in Zambia.
“Our experience of cooperation with colleagues in Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Zambia shows that modern Russian literature is poorly represented both in the educational programs of schools and in extracurricular and extramular activities. But contemporary children’s literature in Russia is very diverse and interesting, it responds to the challenges of the time and establishes an intergenerational dialogue, – says Elena Yadrovskaya, a project leader, doctor of Ped. Sci., Director of ANO – “ALFA-DIALOGUE”, – It is exactly through the themes and problems of modern Russian children’s literature we will be able to find a new support for intercultural dialogue, enable the new generation to build independently good relations, and together share responsibility for the planet fate.”
The ALPHA-DIALOGUE Center has extensive experience in the study of to date children’s literature. In 2020, the Center successfully held a large-scale “Open Methodology 2020: Modern Children’s Literature and the Language of a New Generation” All-Russian conference with international participation.
The first literary salon will take place on October 20, 2022: on the basis of School No. 17 in Aktobe, accompanied by curators & tutors (M. Nurzhanova, Zh. Maidangalieva) from Baishev University – the official partner of the project in Western Kazakhstan. All events will also be held online via ZOOM.
More detailed information about the “Modern Writers of Russia – Children of the World” literary salons as well as the registration form are available on the project website
The project Telegram channel
Official letter to the Baishev University rector – Download
Program of the Literary Salon (Aktobe time) — Download
Greetings from the management of Baishev University — Download