On February 25th at the National Library of Belarus took place the presentation of the new book by Belarusian poet Andrei Skorynkin “The Black Stork” published within the framework of the series “The Library of the Union of Writers of Belarus”.
Andrei Skorynkin is the author of 16 books of poems, member of the Union of Writers of Russia, board member of the Union of Writers of Belarus, corresponding member of Cyril and Methodius Academy of Slavonic Education, stipendiary of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for support of talented youth, state stipendiary of the Russian Federation, participant of international festivals of the church song, and multiple winner of the prize “The Golden Cupid” for a fruitful creative activity. A number of his poems have been set to music by different composers and are performed at concerts.
In the gallery “Rakurs” Andrei Skorynkin presented his new book “The Black Stork” which includes the best works created by the poet during his thirty-year-old creative activity. The book has already been highly appreciated by authoritative literary critics.
The poet’s friends, colleagues, and numerous admirers of his talent came to congratulate him on the new book: actress of the film actor’s theater-studio of the National film studio “Belarusfilm” Irina Narbekova; chairman of the Belarusian branch of Cyril and Methodius Academy of Slavonic Education Lyubov Shumskaya; secretary of the Union of Writers of Belarus and poet Anatoly Avrutin; professor of Belarusian State Academy of Music Mikhail Solopov; poet Vladimir Skorinkin; chief executive of the Belarusian Exarchate Publishing House Vladimir Grozov; writer and war veteran Alyes Savitsky; and artist Aleksey Kuzmich. Veronica Sokolovskaya, the student of the vocal studio “Golden Voices” under the direction of the art-group “The Belarusians” performed a song based on Andrei Skorynkin’s lyrics. Within the framework of the event National Library of Belarus has organized an exhibition of materials from its collections dedicated to the life and creative activity of Andrei Skorynkin.