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Creative Cities Network grows by 49; 3 new Cities of Literature designated

UNESCO on Monday announced the designation of 49 new cities to join its Creative Cities Network making for a total of 295 Creative Cities from 90 countries worldwide. Among these new Creative Cities, three have been designated as Creative Cities of Literature: Gothenburg, Sweden; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Vilnius, Lithuania. There are now 42 designated Creative […]

Rebecca Solnit Named 2021 Paul Engle Prize Winner

City of Literature award will be presented at Spring 2022 event Rebecca Solnit has been named the eleventh recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization.The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through […]

Cities of Literature celebrate International Translation Day

The UNESCO Cities of Literature will celebrate International Translation Day on September 30 with a collaborative project to translate the same poem into languages spoken in their cities across the globe. The UN General Assembly formally recognized the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding, and development in 2017, and declared […]

Iowa City Book Festival 2021 Takes Hybrid Format

Iowa City Book Festival offers readings, film screenings, exhibits, and more, late October and throughout the fall IOWA CITY – The 13th annual Iowa City Book Festival, which will be held Oct. 18-24, will feature a mix of in-person and online events that blend original programming and partnerships with co-presenters to celebrate the written word. […]

Reykjavík hosts first-ever hybrid UNESCO Cities of Literature meeting

Reykjavík UNESCO Creative City of Literature welcomed 31 representatives from 21 Creative Cities of Literature for the hybrid Creative Cities of Literature Annual Conference (Sept. 6-10), and the same number of delegates took part remotely from Creative Cities of Literature around the world. The theme of the Conference was Conversation and Inspiration- Reconnect in Reykjavik, […]