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From 5 to 11 September 2022, the UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature will be reunited in Melbourne (Australia), on the occasion of their sub-network’s annual meeting.   The meeting will be an occasion for Creative Cities of Literature from all over the globe to reunite over a week, with the aim to discuss, exchange and collaborate on projects to strengthen international and inter-city cooperation. The event is intended to be culturally rich and insightful, as it will be launched with a “Welcome to Country”, an important ceremony...
Two UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature, Melbourne (Australia) and Heidelberg (Germany) have launched their “Expedition Poetry” programme, an online writers’ room, connecting poets from both cities through the translation of their respective works. Between March and November 2022, ten poets from Melbourne and Heidelberg will meet online and partake in a translation workshop composed of a series of meetings and discussions. The poets will be able to exchange, collaborate, and engage on original works and their translations. The...
  Melbourne, (Australia), a UNESCO Creative City of Literature, is bringing together 20 writers, publishers, agents and researchers from Australia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on the occasion of “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” project, an online series of conversations focusing on the power of literature to help people reimagine, rethink and rebuild the surrounding world.  Organized in cooperation with the Literary organization “Spread the Word” and the Wheeler Centre,...
Throughout November 2021, the city of Melbourne, Australia, in collaboration with other Creative Cities of Literature: Edinburgh, Krakow, Manchester, Nottingham, Ulyanovsk will host the Virtual Writers in Residence. From poets to playwrights, this program will introduce Melbourne’s vibrant and varied literary community uniting writers across the world in this innovative pilot program. In close partnership with ten of Melbourne’s literature centered organisations including libraries, book sellers, local publishers and regional...
Melbourne, a UNESCO Creative City of Literature since 2008, recently launched a collaborative project titled “The Road Less Travelled”. In conjunction with the Wheeler Centre of Melbourne, and the City of Literature Office, the project aims to cooperate with a select number of metropolitan and regional Literary Festivals to help them achieve sustainability during the pandemic. Through the organization of a year-long series of events, the project will support festivals in their programming, marketing, and production, as well as, in...
From 3 to 9 September, Melbourne Creative City of Literature, in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) and the Wheeler Centre, hosted a delegation of international literary programmers to the 2019 Festival with the aim of sharing best practices, fostering new international cooperation and increasing the mobility of Australian artists around the world. During round-table sessions, the literary professionals’ exchanges focused on several Sustainable Development Goals, including 8.3: Promote development-oriented policies that support...
From 29 July to 9 August 2019, slam poets from Creative Cities of Edinburgh (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Iowa City (United States of America), Heidelberg (Germany), Melbourne (Australia), Nottingham (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Quebec City (Canada), Tartu (Estonia) and Utrecht (Netherlands) are competing in the first ever Slam-O-Vision. Slam-O-Vision is a Eurovision inspired showcase and competition engaging poets from Creative Cities of Literature to send in short videos, as examples of...
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.    The City of Literature Parliament both offered presentations and stimulated discussion with all areas of the City of Literature invited to attend this free event. Day one of...
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. During round-table sessions, the literary professionals exchanged knowledge and experiences. “The Roundtable was very well conceived and curated, and it was a...
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 programmers will visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival, attend workshops concerning issues around their practice, and have the chance to make international connections. They will also be visiting Glasgow,...