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Launched this month, “Expedition Poetry” is the first major inter-city cooperation between the Creative Cities of Literature of Heidelberg and Prague. In the framework of the Czech–German Declaration on the Mutual Relations and Future Development, a four-day translation workshop, held at the Goethe Institute in Prague from 8 to 11 November, has brought six poets – Anne Richter, Frank Barsch and Hans Thill from Heidelberg; Radek Malý, Václava Vartová and Wanda Heinrichová from Prague – to work together towards exchanging knowledge and deepening...
Launched this month, “Expedition Poetry” is the first major inter-city cooperation between the Creative Cities of Literature of Heidelberg and Prague. In the framework of the Czech–German Declaration on the Mutual Relations and Future Development, a four-day translation workshop, held at the Goethe Institute in Prague from 8 to 11 November, has brought six poets – Anne Richter, Frank Barsch and Hans Thill from Heidelberg; Radek Malý, Václava Vartová and Wanda Heinrichová from Prague – to work together towards exchanging knowledge and deepening...
Following an online vote launched in late September, Krakow and Katowice, respectively Creative Cities of Literature and Music from Poland, and also jointly referred to as Krakowice, have been selected by the members to host the XII UCCN Annual Meeting in June 2018.
An exhibition of words and images from eighteen Creative Cities of Literature has been put up at the Reykjavík City Hall. The exhibition, which will be launched on 1 October and runs through 21 October, is part of the programme of the annual Reykjavík Reads Festival.
The Creative Cities of Literature, Reykjavík, Kraków, Tartu and Heidelberg have joined hands, together with Copenhagen, in the joint-project “Drop the Mic” which aims to engage the overlapping worlds of songwriting and poetry. The ongoing project is spearheaded by Reykjavík, Krakow and Tartu and supported by the Nordic Culture Point.
From 15 to 16 September, the 2016 edition of the International Cultural Forum took place in Ulyanovsk, Creative City of Literature. The event was organized by the Government of the Ulyanovsk Region, the Ministry of Art and Cultural Policy of the Ulyanovsk region and the “Ulyanovsk – Capital of Culture” foundation. In 2015, the city has been bestowed the title of “The Literary Flagship of Russia” following the results of the competition “The Most Reading Region”, meanwhile also became the first and only Russian city to join the UCCN.
On 28 August, the 2016 edition of the Chinese Writers Festival, supported by Melbourne Creative City of Literature and Creative Victoria, will showcase Chinese-Australian literary achievements and celebrate diversity in Melbourne’s cultural landscape. This completely bilingual festival will include a mix of keynotes and panels featuring local and international guests, including Lei Tao (Xi'an), Xu Xi (Hong Kong-New York), Ouyang Yu, Alice Pung and more.
From 15th September to 2nd October, the “Open Book” programme, presented in partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival supported by Melbourne Creative City of Literature, will feature a wide range of events and installations that will cast a new light on the city and its relationship with literature.
The “Osip Mandelstam: Word and Destiny” book is the fruit of the very first collaboration between the Creative Cities of Literature of Heidelberg and Granada, in cooperation with the State Literary Museum of Moscow. This joint-project has been initiated in the framework of the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, who was one of the foremost members of the Acmeist school of poets. The book is available in a bilingual version, in German and Spanish.
The “Osip Mandelstam: Word and Destiny” book is the fruit of the very first collaboration between the Creative Cities of Literature of Heidelberg and Granada, in cooperation with the State Literary Museum of Moscow. This joint-project has been initiated in the framework of the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, who was one of the foremost members of the Acmeist school of poets. The book is available in a bilingual version, in German and Spanish.