Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair

Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair Where: Krasnoyarsk
When: November

Founded in 2007 by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation in conjunction with the administration of Krasnoyarsk Krai, the Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair is considered to be the main book orientated event covering Siberia and the Far East.
The Krasnoyarsk Fair offers an innovatory approach in promote reading. Presenting books in modern multimedia, analysing the evolution and transformation of books in a competitive environment, namely with new art forms and data carriers.

The fair’s programme covers three of the main functions of books in society:
I. Books as products (a series of events for the professional book community): seminars and master classes for librarians; round tables on the problems of book distribution, on copyright, and on audio and e-books; seminars on new printing technology, etc.
II. Books as art: exhibitions, installations, performances, music and video programmes; seminars and master classes on book design, discussions and lectures on book illustrations; discussions and presentations on the evolution of books (the revival of exclusive books, books in manuscript, genre albums).
III. Books as a social institution: discussions and round tables on the condition of contemporary literature, about literary prizes, on genre innovations in literature; theatre tours (performances about themes in books); presentations by contemporary writers and poets.

The programme comprises of an exhibition and a literary festival, which are both open to the general public.

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