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    Happy 75th Anniversary to UNESCO. 75 years of fostering peace through international collaboration in education, science, and culture! Bucheon is proud to be part of the global network of UNESCO Creative Cities! We're so happy to be a part of this amazing fabric that brings us together from all aorund the world. #unesco75

    Nov 16, 2020
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    This year’s edition of the Korean UNESCO Creative Cities Workshop is being held in Wonju! So good to be together.

    Nov 12, 2020
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    Happy Bookstore Day! November 11th has been celebrated as Bookstore Day since 2016 in South Korea. The date 11. 11. is chosen as it is associated with the image of books in the shelves, resembling the Chinese Character 冊, which means books. We would like to share a story of a very special neighborhood bookstore in Bucheon. Check out this read by Yonghee Park, the owner of Yong Books on how it has been affected by the coronavirus and reinvented itself during the pandemic. http://bucheoncityofliterature.or.kr/site/program/board/basicboard/view?menuid=021001001&pagesize=9&boardtypeid=266&boardid=7699 It is a story of how the presence of a local bookstore can make a difference and a sense of community people build together! Marking #Bookstore Day, let us celebrate every unique, independent, local bookstore in neighborhoods and support their role as a cultural place to connect. We kindly encourage you to remember to support your local bookstores, or risk losing them forever!

    Nov 11, 2020
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    Rory Waterman has been writing blog posts - a sort of dispatch-for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature while he is in Bucheon, South Korea. This edition is about Bucheon City of Literature: A beautiful city? “I hadn’t discovered the right new motivations to write, a way to open a new door. I have now, and that is because of Bucheon.” Lovely to read one of his comments. Support of the growth of creatives, diversity of voices, mobility and interconnection -values we “Cities of Literature” hold dear! https://nottinghamcityofliterature.com/blog/writer-in-residence-in-south-korea

    Nov 6, 2020
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    We are very grateful to have Nottingham poet Rory Waterman and Montreal writer Jeff Noh as Writer in Residence for Bucheon UNESCO City of Literature, albeit with fourteen-day quarantine imposed by COVID-19. They are now working on their own projects in Bucheon as well as exploring South Korea. We are excited to see how this experience feeds into their work in the future!

    Nov 3, 2020
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    Nominations for the first Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award is now closed. Thanks to you everyone who took the time to submit! We really appreciate your interest and support!

    Nov 3, 2020
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    Spoken word artists from UNESCO Cities Of Literature Network are competing to win the SlamOvision Champion title. Check out the finalists and vote for your favorite performance! https://cityofliterature.com.au/slam-o-vision/?fbclid=IwAR2BCqUvJvOSHqf6iFeCY65ho_VEoRgqwtRFy3Z_eqOvd6b-OFE5xzJSwGw

    Nov 3, 2020
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    The Republic of Korea and UNESCO are jointly organizing the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020(26 to 31 October) under the theme "Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for Everyone and by Everyone" The annual Global Media and Information Literacy(MIL) Week , which was initiated in 2011, is a major occasion for stakeholders around the world to gather every year, raise public awareness, share good practices, enhance international cooperation, and most importantly, review and celebrate the achievements towards "MIL for all citizens," The feature conference and youth agenda forum of Global MIL Week 2020 will take place fully online. Experts, practitioners, policymakers, and youth in related domains will share expertise and good practices and explore avenues for cooperation during these online sessions. Check out a line up of sessions and register here. http://www.gmil2020.com/2020_en/i2.php?s=12

    Oct 22, 2020
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    Rory Waterman, a poet from Nottingham City of Literature is now in Bucheon. Rory is one of the two guests of our first writer-in-residence program. Welcome!!! ??

    Oct 22, 2020
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    We would like to acknowledge that Keumsuk Gendry-Kim's Grass , translated by Janet Hong, was selected winner of this year's Best International Book at the Harvey Awards! Big congratulations! Grass is a powerful anti-war graphic novel. We would like to invite you to read one of the reviews. https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2020/winter/grass-keum-suk-gendry-kim

    Oct 14, 2020
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