Jun 8, 2018 International Forum of Children’s Writers in Astana By odb-abai inNews On June 7-8, an international forum of children’s writers “World of Childhood: from books to a dream”, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the capital of Kazakhstan – Astana, took place in Astana. More than 200 people took an active part in the debates on children’s reading, the publication of children’s books, copyright, etc. Participants in the forum were children’s writers, representatives of the creative intelligentsia of Kazakhstan and countries of the near and far abroad, scholars studying children’s reading and children’s literature, leaders and specialists of children’s and youth libraries of Russia and Kazakhstan, journalists, heads of institutions of culture and education. Representatives of the Karaganda Regional Children’s Library named after Abai participated in the forum from Karaganda region: B.Uataeva, the head of the library, M.Podgainova, the methodologist M.Kaliyev, the young librarians I.Chernikova, J.Ibraim. On the section “Children’s literature in the modern world: the author, translator, reader” Utaeva B. made a presentation “Children’s Library and the intellectual future of the country: some problems and their solutions.” In the section “Writer, publisher, library: priorities for interaction and cooperation”, problematic issues were raised by such writers of Kazakhstan as Mazenova Raikhan, Koshym-Nogai Baibota, Kalka Nurlan, Torekhanova Zaure, Alimzhanov Bayangali, Zhanaydarov Orynbai, Shaimerdenova Nursulu, Abdiraiym Tolymbek, and others. Creative meetings were held with the poet, playwright B.Alimzhanov, the winner of the international “Daraboz” D.Dzhumageldinova, the Russian writer I.Krayeva, the creator of the children’s site “Orange camel” L.Bondarev, the children’s writer of Belarus E.Stelmah, the lecturer of the University of Vienna E.M. Havranec. Master class “Ensuring the safety of children” was conducted by specialist Gil Brown from the UK. At the end of the forum the participants received certificates, the head of the department for servicing children of middle and senior school age, K. Kaliyeva, was presented with a breastplate “Master of library work” from NABRK.