Topic: IRAS Tiberias
ON ''THE WAVES OF KINNERET"
In the soft June evening of 2000 in the city of Tiberias, literary studio, which had already existed underground for almost two years on the second floor of the small cozy Beit Oleh building, was officially registered. We – about ten poets and prose writers enjoyed this recognition and prepared for our first meeting with Tiberia citizens…
Eight years have passed and the number of our studio members tripled! We have our own name "The Waves of Kinneret" ("Galey Kinneret") and our own almanac "Tiveriada" the third issue of it will be presented in October 2008 in the "Pyramid" hall of the town theatre "Yad Shitrit".
Our active members who joined the studio at the first day of its existence are: Svetlana Morozova, a prosaic writing historical fantasy, Svetlana Igoshina, interpreting Torah in a poetic way, Semen Epstein, a lyrist and a humorous writer, Galina Azbel with her favorite Jewish theme, a specialist in skits and greetings, Vladimir Gorenstain, always searching for original poetic images, Igor Bunchis, with his subtle feeling of both framework and music of poetry, and the author of this article, the member of Israeli Writers' Union, Lubov Znakovsky who has created this unity of confederates. I can't but name those who had untimely passed away: Yuri Shtivler, a journalist and Genric Balachnin, a photo-painter and a humorist.
This was our frame which gradually filled with new wonderful "muscles", among them are the young poets and painters Vadim Statut and Dmitry Vais, a lyrist and children's poet Paulina Chechelnitsky, a poet and a painter Nikolay Kozachenko, subtle lyrists and philosophers Sergey Korablicov-Kovarsky and Vladimir Berdichevsky. During the last years our studio enriched with poetical fireworks by Larisa Shiller, philosophical contemplations by Anatoly Zusman, memoirs from "GULAG" by Lev Judelovich. A prosaic Lora Ray comes to our sittings from kibbutz "Dgania-bet" and a poet Alla Zarkhina comes from Katsrine on Golan Heights.
By the time of our studio creation only its head Lubov Znakovsky and a poet V. Gorenstain had had their books published in Israel, today the most of our colleagues have published their books in the most representative publishing houses of Israel.
In 2008-2009 we are planning to make presentations of the new edited books by our colleagues. Such presentations became a real holiday for 'Russian Word' lovers, Songs and romances by composers Elena Sukhenky and Nonna Troyansky written on our authors' lyrics are usually performed by the singers Olga Milgrom, Zina Vaisblat, David and Zhenya Joffe.
Almamac "Tiveriada" is our special pride".
It is published on money of the Ministry of Absorption and its executives actively support and assist in "Tiveriada's" edition. Lubov Znakovsky is its compiler and main editor; Paulina Chechelnitsky, Boris Tseitlin, Dmitry Vais are its editing board members. Dimitry Vais is also a talented graphic designer of this almanac. Watercolors by Nikolay Kozachenko presented in the almanac allow us enjoying "Tiberia's Motives". The rubrics: "Rhythms of Times", "Dashy Echo of Poetry", "Our Vernissage", "Kids' Room" and others can tell you about almanac's content.
Our dream is to open a Literary Salon, because almost every month we meet with personalities who are honored and famous in Israel and outside it, among them Efrem Bauch, Leonid Finkel, Rina Levinson, Mark Azov, Vadim Halupovich, Boris Eskin, Michael Lezinsky, Elena Minkina, Moshe Landburg, Irene Yavchunovsky, the publishers Elena Kosonovsky and Evelina Rakitsky.
Unfortunately, our almanac is not big and its circulation is only 200 copies, which are mostly spread as presents to our friends and relatives. And if any sponsors, in which our Community has always been rich, will come forward and help us to extend the frames of our almanac, we will be able to introduce the readers our guests' works either.
And, finally, we would like to invite you to the presentation of the 3rd issue of "Tiveriada", which is going to be held on October 5, 2008 at 6 p.m.
in "Piramida" hall of "Yad Shitrit" theatre.
You are always welcome!
The head of literary studio "The Waves of Kinneret", the member of Israeli Writers Union,
IRAS Tiberias Representative
You can read the article about Lubov Znakovsky here: