Seattle City of Literature!

November 4, 2017

This week, UNESCO announced that 64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities within seven fields: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. Member cities collaborate on international initiatives designed to preserve local heritage, foster cultural diversity, and promote cultural tourism.

In the announcement, Seattle was named a City of Literature, joining Baghdad, Iraq; Barcelona, Spain; Bucheon, South Korea; Dublin, Ireland; Dunedin, New Zealand;Durban, South Africa; Edinburgh, Scotland; Granada, Spain; Heidelberg, Germany; Iowa City, Iowa; Krakow, Poland; Lillehammer, Norway; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Lviv, Ukraine; Manchester, England; Melbourne, Australia; Milan, Italy; Montevideo, Uruguay; Norwich, England; Nottingham, England; Óbidos, Portugal; Prague, Czech Republic; Québec City, Canada; Reykjavik, Iceland; Tartu, Estonia; Ulyanovsk, Russia; and Utrecht, Netherlands.

To get an idea of what Seattle brings to the literary table, visit the Seattle City of Literature website, have a look at the Community Inventory, and add your name to the mailing list. Learn more about International Cities of Literature here.

Congratulations, Seattle!

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