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    ‘You Will Remain' is the literature cluster’s response to the pandemic with 23 participating cities. The anthology is unique in that it boasts diverse contents ranging from poems and prose to video poems and original paintings. This initiative led by Slemani is part of a broader project called 'Literature and Arts as Helpmate and Therapist.’ You Will Remain PDF version: http://slemanicityofliterature.com/pdfepub/You_Will_Remain.pdf Epub (IOS/Mac/Iphone):http://slemanicityofliterature.com/pdfepub/You_Will_Remain.epub

    Sep 18, 2020
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    UNESCO Cities of Literature are excited to be celebrating International Literacy Day collectively for the first time, on Tuesday 8 September 2020, via an international social media campaign led by Bucheon UNESCO City of Literature. UNESCO Cities of Literature strive to improve literacy every day, in order to improve life outcomes and wellbeing for their communities. This difficult time magnifies existing literacy issues: many schools, universities, and learning centres are closed and educators and students are facing great challenges. The Cities of Literature are taking this mo-ment to promote the importance of reading for both children and adults, and to highlight the essential work of our partners dedicated to literacy education. International Literacy Day will be highlighted across the globe. The Cities of Literature hope to reinforce the importance of reading and writing for healthy communities, and to leverage the power of words in offering unity and strength during these difficult times. #InternationalLiteracyDay2020 #UNESCOCreativeCitiesofLiterature

    Sep 8, 2020
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    It's never too late to learn! You are never too old to learn new things! Learning how to read & write is important for everyone. Bucheon Literacy Education Association is a network of 14 learning centers that deliver basic adult learning education for those who didn't have a chance to learn how to read and write when they were young. It works on creating support mechanisms for adult literacy education in Bucheon and raising awareness of the importance of literacy. #internationalliteracyday2020 #unescocreativecitiesofliterature

    Sep 8, 2020
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    The 2020 International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist is out. What a strong list! Congratulations to every author shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award. Milkman by Anna Burns is available in Korean translation. Check out the full list here. https://dublinliteraryaward.ie/

    Sep 4, 2020
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    Our sister city, Nanjing City of Literature, is looking for international writers and translators with 3 years of experience to join their virtual writing residency in Nanjing. Extended deadline : Thursday 17 September. With the ongoing global impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, Nanjing Literature Centre has decided to turn the 2020 residency program online. A tailored residency program is to be prepared for each writer. During the residency, all participating writers will make his own choices of attending online discussions, literature salons, specialists meetings, and/or virtual visits to Nanjing's iconic attractions. https://www.njliterature.org/en/news-0713.html

    Sep 4, 2020
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    Our sister city, Dublin UNESCO Creative City of Literature cares so deeply about the written world. It has hosted the International Dublin Literary Award for 25 years. What is unique about the Dublin Literary Award is that novels are nominated by public libraries in cities throughout the world! Take a look at the video highlighting the Asian novels nominated for the 2020 Dublin Literary Award. Can you see the book "The Plotters by Unsu Kim, translated by Sora Kim-Russell in the video? 54 translated novels spanning 21 languages out of 156 great works of fiction! 14 Asian books! How many translated novels will be on the shortlist? The 2020 ILF Dublin shortlist will be announced on 3 September with the announcement of the Winner happening on 22 October during the International Literature Festival Dublin(ILFDublin). #DubLitAward2020 #AsianLiterature #dublinliterarycity #UNESCO Cities of Literature #PowerofLiterature https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=293744015090057&extid=fERYT

    Sep 2, 2020
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    As Bucheon is hosting the 1st Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award with the goal of awarding the prize in Autumn 2021, we are now seeking nominations of outstanding works for the selection of a worthy prizewinner. Diaspora literature is the sublimation of historical efforts, lived experiences, and the process of identity formation. It is a literature that communicates hospitality and collaboration instead of hatred and discrimination. It is not limited to writers from a diaspora. By launching the Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award(BUDILIA), we seek to uplift the spirits of solidarity, hospitality, and collaboration. Please click on the following link for more information! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cJzDsVlIOXhDRWPC9Cs13pQgqMJunvoA/view?usp=sharing

    Aug 31, 2020
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    Congratulations! Our sister city, Utrecht City of Literature is overjoyed about this news! The 29-year- old Dutch author, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has been selected the winner of this year's Man Booker International Prize for their debut novel, The Discomfort of Evening, translated from Dutch by Michele Hutchison. In their acceptance speech, Rijneveld said "Today, when the world has been turned upside down and is showing its dark side, I often remember those words. So, write, read, win, lose, love each other, but be relentless in this." The International Booker is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language. The previous titles include Celestial Bodies by Omani author Jokha Alharthi, translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth and The Vegetarian by South Korean author Han Kang and her translator Deborah Smith. https://publishingperspectives.com/2020/08/marieke-lucas-rijneveld-michele-hutchison-international-booker-prize-covid19/

    Aug 27, 2020
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    Today, we are pleased to spread the word about Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, which is Norwich's annual celebration dedicated to the crime fiction genre. This year's edition of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival(10-13 September) takes place in a brand new, online format. It will explore the ways in which crime writing can help us make sense of today's world through author discussions, creative writing workshops and newly commissioned writing, All events are free to enjoy from anywhere in the world although booking is required to receive a streaming link on the day. Also, tutored workshops are available at a fee of £35. Booking is now open. https://noirwich.co.uk

    Aug 26, 2020
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    Do you know that Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, pioneer in an international network of cities under UNESCO’s Creative Cities program. Edinburgh is also known for its largest celebration of the written world- Edinburgh International Book Festival, which is held from 15 to 31 August, is in full swing. The online edition of this year's festival is being visited and enjoyed by people around the world, crossing continents and time zones with the magic of technology. Amazed by its extensive line-up of more than 140 events. Your heart will be uplifted by these remarkable talks about books and writing, whether in person or not. Go browse and expand your mind! https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR059Ql9ZTr-Y4ZXqxUEgk_1eOa3jG9tDyfEW3Cg7j9PszzeidD09Vogr

    Aug 25, 2020
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