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As part of the 10th Anniversary of Melbourne as a UNESCO Creative City of Literature, the Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office and the Wheeler Centre held a two-day City of Literature parliament to discuss the issues of addressing the Sustainable Development Goals, while reflecting on what Melbourne City of Literature could be and should be in 2030.   
Krakow UNESCO City of Literature launches an open call to its Residency Programme.
Until 1 February 2019, playwrights, theatre companies and universities based in UNESCO Creative Cities Call for Scripts of Literature are invited to submit creative scripts and productions. Selected works will be staged at the Cities of Literature Short Play Festival to be held in Dunedin, UNESCO Creative City of Literature, from 12 to 20 September 2019.
A former garbage incinerator plant, B39 has been reimagined, transformed, and rebirthed as a multidisciplinary cultural art space, which will host exhibitions, performances, and educational events.
Sangdong Library in Bucheon, UNESCO Creative City of Literature, has opened a special exhibition room featuring 10,000 books from Okinawa, the Japanese archipelago. The Okinawa corner is the only resource of its kind in the Republic of Korea to learn about Okinawan society, history and culture.
Edinburgh, in partnership with Krakow, is delighted to announce the Lord Provost’s International Residency: the first between the two UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature. Following a competitive call, emerging Polish writer Ahsan Ridha Hassan has been chosen to spend November developing his work in Edinburgh, the world’s first Creative City of Literature.
From 29 August to 2 September, Melbourne, UNESCO Creative City of Literature, in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), hosted a delegation of international festival directors to the 2018 edition of the Festival with the aim of stimulating best practice sharing, fostering new international cooperation and increasing the transit of Australian artists around the world.
Edinburgh and Melbourne Creative Cities of Literature are working together to support their literary programmers, in a festival-focused exchange programme. Seven delegates from Melbourne will be visiting Scotland from the 10 to 20 August 2018 to meet local programmers, share best practices and develop positive networks.
Edinburgh and Melbourne Creative Cities of Literature are working together to support their literary programmers, in a festival-focused exchange programme. Seven delegates from Melbourne will be visiting Scotland from the 10 to 20 August 2018 to meet local programmers, share best practices and develop positive networks.
The XII Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) opened yesterday in Krakow and Katowice, Poland, joint hosts and Creative Cities of Literature and Music respectively, from 12 to 15 June.  More than 350 delegates, including 40 mayors, representing the 180 cities of the Network are attending the meeting, whose theme is “creative crossroads”, celebrating the collaborative spirit which lies at the core of the UCCN, and drives member cities’ local and international action.