The Arzamas Literary Circle: The Arzamas Literary Circle shall be dedicated to the personal letter which might take the form of a mosaic, with snatches of poetry, word play, witticisms, and personal comments interspersed with literary observations.
From ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SAINT PETERSBURG
...literary circle from 1815 to1818. It was founded by V. A. Zhukovsky (who became the secretary and invented witty "minutes" of the meetings), D. V. Dashkov, D. N. Bludov, A. I. Turgenev, S. S. Uvarov, later K. N. Batyushkov, P. A. Vyazemsky, V. L. Pushkin, A. S. Pushkin, A. F. Voeykov, D. P. Severin, F. F. Wiegel, D. V. Davydov et al. joined the circle; N. M. Karamzin, I. I. Dmitriev et al. were among the honorary members. Meetings were held with periodically, often on Thursdays, they were usually housed by Uvarov (21 Malaya Morskaya Street) and Bludov (80 Nevsky Prospect), A. I. Turgenev (20 Fontanka River Embankment), A. A. Pleshcheev (12 Galernaya Street).