Ulyanovsk launches ’Literary Tram’ project.
Acknowledging the role of Literature as a positive driver for sustainable urban development, the UNESCO Creative City of Ulyanovsk (Russian Federation) brings literature to the urban space through its Literary Tram and Literary Trolleybus project.
Bringing together authors and writers from 11 UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature, namely: Ulyanovsk, Manchester, Odessa, Granada, Nanjing, Wonju, Iowa, Milan, Dunedin, Norwich, Kuhmo, the project aims to highlight the unifying role of literature in these trying times.
Reflecting on the theme “The New" – which embodies the hope that the world needs to overcome the pandemic, participating authors have provided over 30 special texts. Passengers of these special literary tram and trolleybus lines, will get the opportunity to hear these texts as well as local poems delivered by local personalities or poets.
In line with the objectives of the Network, the Creative City of Ulyanovsk intends to foster inter-city cooperation and make local literary pieces known and appreciated widely. While supporting the diversity of cultural expressions, Ulyanovsk aims to highlight the importance of culture and creativity for sustainable development, in line with the UN 2030 Agenda.