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Celebrate World Poetry Day on Saturday in Moscow

Poster to an event by a group of poets including Daniil Kharms called "Three Left Hours" held on January 24, 1928.

If you have children of a literary bent, on Saturday head over to the Nekrasov Central Universal Science Library's second poetry festival, "Text. Form. Avant-Garde."

As part of festivities for World Poetry Day, the event incorporates a number of workshops, poetry talks and tutorials. Although poetry is at the heart of the festival, youngsters and adults will also be able to learn about futurism and the avant-garde through multidisciplinary creative master classes.

The day kicks off with an open-mic session, where visitors are encouraged to share works from their favorite poets and original compositions. Morning events include a talk on the works of Absurdist poet Daniil Kharms and a master class on applying futuristic make-up. Professional make-up artists will show visitors how to recreate the artwork of Malevich, Kandinsky and other avant-garde artists.

In the afternoon, learn to take photos like constructivist artist Alexander Rodchenko through a workshop with professional photographer Lina Sachs.

A program for children over 7 years old will begin at 4 p.m. Youngsters can make their own cartoon voiceovers, play poetry games and even try their hand at writing some original verses. The event runs from 12:00 — 8:00 p.m.

The Nekrasov Science Library. 58/25 Ulitsa Baumanskaya, Bldg. 14. Metro Kurskaya and then free bus M to library. +7 (495) 916 9068, Ex. 200. nekrasovka.ru.

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