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Holiday of graceful literature "The St. Petersburg bridges"

the International festival "St. Petersburg Bridges" has already accepted our city for the fifteenth time. This considerable literary event – the platform for meetings of modern poets with colleagues and admirers of talent. Within the action in the Northern Capital there have arrived guests from the most different parts of the world: distant corners of Russia, Europe, North America. Among them both young writers, and the eminent persons who have published not one collection of own works.

rustles "Old Vienna"
Among the leading platforms of a festival a drawing room of Old Vienna hotel Again. This rather known place which can brag of rich literary history. Before revolution the bohemian restaurant "Vienna" which was considered as the usual place of meetings for progressive writers of that era was located here. The recognized and only beginning a career writers of the Silver Age gathered in halls of restaurant. Mayakovsky who have become subsequently classics, Sologub, White, Kuprin and many other authors were constant guests of an institution whose habits were known by waiters and headwaiters of restaurant.

Now here has settled down mini-hotel in which concept owners have enclosed the idea of preservation of cultural heritage: each number bears a name of the famous guest of restaurant and is issued as appropriate. For participants of a festival such platform was especially significant: the leading poets of the present lived in the rooms devoted them which have become classics, predecessors. In magnificent hotel in the center of St. Petersburg with the inexpressible atmosphere of heritage of great writers of the past.

Exactly here, in a literary drawing room, have opened on July 27 "The St. Petersburg bridges". As the first the Moscow poet Efim Bershin, further - Alexander Pavlov and Gleb Mikhalyov has acted. The Polish poet Krzysztof Shatravski who last year has been given a silver award at the Euroasian literary festival of the LIFFT festivals became "star" of evening.


here has taken place on July 28 a literary soiree of the winner of "The Russian award" Vladimir Gandelsman which has arrived specially from New York. Fragments from his works "Reason of Words" and Arcadia sounded. The style of his narration doesn't leave indifferent: it is skillful mix of a stream of consciousness, borderlines and remarks of heroes. The tribute of respect to Gandelsman's creativity was paid by many, including Iosif Brodsky.


on the main platform of a festival have awarded on July 29 prizes to winners of a literary competition of N.S. Gumilev "The got lost tram". His purpose - to find new, young and bright names among modern writers. Winners of a competition have earned valuable rewards, also the organizing committee of "The St. Petersburg bridges" has solemnly transferred to Gumilev's museum in Bezhetsk a commemorative medal with the image of the great poet.

St. Petersburg literary

Not less significant events occurred also in other locations of a festival. So, on July 28 Book avenues that on Small Konyushenna, was accepted by a great number of interesting persons. Songs on verses of the St. Petersburg authors sounded, Alexander acted


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