The first All-Russian online festival for family reading #ChitayFest

 #ChitayFest is the first all-Russian online family reading festival.  The festival will be held from October 30th to November 1st, 2020, at the, "Children’s Stage,” of the 33rd Annial Moscow International Book Fair.

 ChitaiFest is organized by the Russian State Children's Library with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.  The co-organizers of the festival are the Russian Book Union, the Association of Russian Book Publishers, and the Raising the Reader Association.

 The program is organized according to the genres: fiction, popular science, folklore,and literature regarding pedagogy and psychology for parents and specialists.  The business section is devoted to various aspects of family reading, book publishing for children and, current issues within the book industry.  Guests will meet with writers and artists for informative lectures, master classes, interactive family classes and much more.

 On the first day of the festival, the All-Russian Family Reading Marathon will take place, during which libraries, representatives of regional cultural, and educational institutions from eight federal districts of Russia will present online their best practices and virtual projects dedicated to family reading.

 The marathon will be broadcasted live on the website and on the Kultura.RF portal.

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