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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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    Big congratulations to Louise Gluck, who has won the 2020 Nobel prize in literature for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal!

    Oct 12, 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 looking for novels on the theme of diaspora for the selection of a worthy prizewinner. It is due October 30. 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/.../1cJzDsVlIOXhDRWPC9Cs.../view...

    Oct 6, 2020
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    What do you think of the quote "Cities who do not have trams always look less literary, less poetic, and less mysterious!" by Mehmet Murat Ildan ? Ulyanovsk's annual Literary Tram is back! On the 12th of September, the Literary Tram passed through Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature. Locals who traveled around the city at night listened to the texts by writers from the UNESCO literary cities such as Melbourne, Edinburgh, Bucheon, Nanjing, Slemani, and Krakow, translated by Ulyanovsk poet Sergei Gobin. This year's theme was 'time' to the effect of rethinking of time as we all go through difficult times caused by the pandemic. Huge thanks to Bucheon poet Ko Kyungsook for her beautiful poem "Subversive landscape!" Visit the following link for more information and photos http://ulyanovskcreativecity.ru/en/news/literary-tram-2020-in-ulyanovsk-photos-and-video/

    Sep 23, 2020
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    The global COVID-19 has placed restrictions on the movement of all of us. We are very sad that we miss the joyous coming together of our network members, the cultural exchange and the simulations of creativity that a gathering of people in our beautiful city Prague would have brought this year. However, we are all committed to bringing the spirit of the annual meeting of UNESCO Cities of Literature alive in a new virtual format from 21 - 25 September 2020. 39 fellow Cities are joining together to discuss our work across the globe to celebrate and share all things including challenges. Huge thanks to PRAHA M?STO LITERATURY for all their hard work. Visit Prague’s website for a taste of what they're all about: https://www.prahamestoliteratury.cz/en/about/ #CitiesofLit #PragueCityofLiterature #AnnualMeetingDay 2

    Sep 22, 2020
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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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