Following the Footsteps of the “Spiritual Caravan”

A.S. Pushkin’s library hosted a creative evening of the famous poet, prose writer and public figure Gennady N. Poussep.

The meeting participants were students of the Kazakh-American Free University of EPs “Journalism” and “Russian Language and Literature”, school students, representatives of the literary association “Zveno Altaya”, famous public figures, scientists, and journalists.

The  exhibition of books by G.N. Poussep was presented to the guests. Among them: “The Train is Picking Up Speed”, “I Believe in Our Young Kazakhstan”, “Favorites” and his other works.

Gennady N. Pussep is a well-rounded personality. During his interesting life, he managed to work as a teacher of Russian language and literature, and also tried himself in different spheres: he was a builder, worked in the personnel department at Titanium-Magnesium Plant, an announcer, a journalist, a book publisher. However, most people know him as a poet and prose writer, author of more than ten poetry collections “The Past Will Always Be”, “Better Years”, “Month of Hope”, compiler of the reference book “Honorary Citizens of Ust-Kamenogorsk”, author of the songs “School 29 Anthem”, “Mother’s Song”, “Irtysh Waves” and others. Under his editorship, more than 240 books by regional authors have been prepared for publication.

Gennady Pussep is the organizer of numerous regional competitions and literary readings, as well as a direct participant in the “Spiritual Caravan” project. The goal of the project is to inform the population about the traditions and culture of the Kazakhstani people and the value of the existing system of interfaith relations in the country. For this purpose, a team of associates has been assembled: regional authors, representatives of creative groups, government officials, scientists, theologians, cultural and medical workers, representatives of non-governmental organizations, journalists. They travel around the settlements of East Kazakhstan region with explanatory and informational work and a concert program.

Poems by the author himself and the guests of the meeting were read, and young people were encouraged to follow the initiatives of the older generation.

Department of Pedagogy and Psychology