On December 14, at the initiative of the Faculty of “Art studies” and the Department of Educational Work and Youth Policy of T.K. Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts, a poetry marathon «ТҰҒЫРЛЫ ЕЛДІҢ ҒҰМЫРЛЫ ЖЫРЫ» was held, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The poetry evening was organized by students of the 2nd year of «Film and TV scriptwriting» (workshop of Professor S. Balgabaev) under the guidance of the teacher of the Department of “History and Theory of Cinema” A.Izimova. Among the guests of the poetry marathon were invited: poet, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, laureate of the international literary award «Алаш», winner of the medal «Ерен еңбегі үшін» – Bakhyt Bedelkhan; poet, member of the Union of Theatrical Figures of Kazakhstan, laureate of the International Festival of Young Poets «Шабыт» and «Ақын қыздар» – Zhazira Akhmetova; poet, adviser to the Chairman of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, translator – Yerzhan Alashtugan; director of the publishing house «Аспан» Ardak Turysbay. The Vice-rector for Educational Work and Youth Policy of the Academy, Abzal Kuanyshuly, made a welcoming speech. The poetry evening, where students read their works, was held at a very high level. At the end of the evening, the guests read poems from their creativity and left emotional impressions. Meeting with famous personalities and free communication served as a great inspiration for listeners and participants. It is such meetings that make it possible to establish creative ties between the older generation and the youth, to create a reception in the generation, a golden bridge among poets and students. Event organizers express gratitude to the students of the Faculty of Musical Art and the Academy library for their support.