Viesturs Ķerus

In August, Gulbene County Library started implementing the project “Nature (T) Breath in the Library”.

The aim of the project is to acquaint children and young people and other interested people with books about nature written by Latvian writers, encouraging the acceptance of reading as a meaningful activity on a daily basis; encouraging the practical application of the knowledge gained on nature protection. The first meeting took place with nature researcher Māris Olts.

16.09. Writer and bird researcher Viesturs Ķerus will visit Gulbene Secondary School.

Viesturs Ķerus is an ornithologist, one of the leaders of the Latvian Ornithological Society, and the chairman of the board of the Latvian Ornithological Society. In 2019, she made her debut in children's literature with the book "Meža meitene Maija", for this work she won the Latvian Literature of the Year Award 2020 in the category "The Best Work for Children". Viesturs Ķerus about the idea of the book "Forest Girl Maija":

"The initiator of the thought was my younger brother, who said I could write something for the kids. When I started writing, I didn't think it would really be a book. It was more fun. The idea was to write something educational for the kids about birds, but at the same time, although it can be read, because there are many educational stories that are so educational that they are boring to read, that was just the initial thought. where I had become too instructive, Inese Zandere polished it while editing the text. The educational element still remains there, but it is still more about nature. "

The cycle of events “Nature (T) breath in the library” is supported by VKKF.