University of Iowa
Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature

UNESCO Cities of Literature Panel Discussion

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Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

The Iowa City City of Literature organization celebrates 10 years as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities network by hosting the consortium’s annual meeting.

During Thursday Night at Hancher, representatives from Cities of Literature around the world will participate in a panel discussion about the work they do in their communities.


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Iowa City meets UNESCO literary leaders from across the globe
Press Citizen - Friday, April 6, 2018
From Baghdad to Barcelona, Estonia to England, Italy to Iowa, a truly international group of literary leaders came to Iowa City this week to help achieve two big goals. "We're really here to make each other better and make the world smaller," Justyna Jochym, chair of the United Nation's Educational, Scientific Cultural Organization's Cities of Literature program, said inside Hancher Auditorium Thursday evening.
Cities of Literature take over Thursday Nights at Hancher
Little Village - Thursday, April 5, 2018
This week, in and around a preeminent wrestling tournament and the excitement of the Mission Creek Festival, another group of worldwide visitors has descended on Iowa City: representatives from the UNESCO Cities of Literature. A branch of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, which covers seven different creative fields (Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts), the Cities of Literature are a group of 28 literary communities across 23 countries. Iowa City was the third city to earn the designation, in 2008. This year, to honor the 10th anniversary of its designation, Iowa City was chosen to host the Cities of Literature Annual Meeting.

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