The Bulgakov Society is for everyone interested in the poetry and creativity, and life and times, of Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940). Mikhail Bulgakov is the author of novels, short stories, feuilletons, plays, dramas, screenplays and opera librettos. His most famous works are : “The Heart of a Dog”, “Notes of the Young Doctor”, “Theatrical Novel”, “The White Guard”, “The Fatal Eggs”, “Diaboliad”, “Ivan Vasilievich” and “The Master and Margarita”, which brought the writer worldwide fame. The novel was adapted for the screen several times in Russia and in other countries and is widely considered one of the masterpieces of the 20th century.
This is the only society that focuses on Bulgakov and his place in literature and attracts a worldwide membership. The Society is a Registered Charity and a voluntary, non-profit-making organisation. Its activities include arranging a regular Annual Luncheon with distinguished guests and curating this website for members of the Society and people around the world with an interest in the life and work of Mikhail Bulgakov.
The Bulgakov Society was founded by Dr. Uther Edward Charlton-Stevens, Ms. Julia Frances Charlton-Stevens, Ms. Anastasia Gordeeva and Ms. Sofia Elkina on 26 February 2019 in Hong Kong. Currently, Dr. Uther Edward Charlton-Stevens serves as Treasurer, Ms. Julia Frances Charlton-Stevens serves as President and Ms. Anastasia Gordeeva serves as Secretary.
The main objectives of the Bulgakov Society are:
- To promote the advancement of education for the public benefit of the life and works of Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov;
- To raise awareness and public interest in the work of Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov;
- To raise and encourage interest of literary creation in local communities for furthering the above objects of the Society but not otherwise;
- To organize educational activities in schools, universities and educational institutions for the purpose of broadening the horizon of students and teachers in literature on a non-profit making basis for furthering the above objects of the Society but not otherwise;
- To form linkages between literary arts creative writers and readers in Hong Kong and elsewhere for furthering the above objects of the Society but not otherwise;
- To do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above Objects.