Under IV Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum section “Literature and reading” held 14 events. Head of the section was thePresident of the Russian Academy of Education, Doctor of Philology, Professor of St. Petersburg State University LyudmilaVerbitskaya.
One of the section’s main event was round table discussion “Literary creation: the pathway to yourself and to the modern readers”. During the arduous discussion participants disputed a questions of family’s book culture, the place of literature and reading in the modern life of young people, the role of internet publications and their quality.
Conference “Governance and legal regulation in the field of publishing, book sales, promotion of book culture. Regional practices and prospects” was dedicated to the topical problems of literature’s State support, promotion of reading, publishing and book distribution .
Plenary session "From the Year of literature to the reading country" was devoted plans and prospects of the book culture’s development, literature and reading for 10 years. Participants of this meeting were Chief of the section "Literature and Reading" Lyudmila Verbitskaya, President of non-profit partnership "Russian Book Union" Sergei Stepashin, the Russian President's Advisor Vladimir Tolstoy, and other cultural figures.
The highlight of the program was a party in the Park of Culture and Reading on Nevsky Prospect "Night. Forum. Cultural acceptance". Its members became spectators and participants of the performances "Make a film!". The film set placed on 3 floors of the cultural center. The party was dedicated to the end of the Year of Literature and the beginning of the Year of Russian cinema - 2016.
An important result of the section’s work was to develop social program "Literary projects in school libraries. City action "Look into the library".