Barcelona seeks to become a UNESCO City of Literature

Our city has presented its candidacy to be designated as a City of Literature by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

The Barcelona City Hall has opened the candidacy to the city's residents until 1 November so that everyone can participate.

This past July, Barcelona presented its official candidacy to UNESCO to become a member of the Creative Cities Network as a City of Literature. During December of this year, UNESCO will publish the list of the new cities in the network, and Barcelona is a candidate to become a member. 

The initiative, "Barcelona, City of Literature" seeks to promote literature and our cultural heritage in the publishing sector as well as in educational programmes, library systems and in our reading habits.

The Barcelona City Hall invites you to participate in this initiative until 1 November through Twitter and Instagram:

Imagine a City of Literature and share your proposals on Twitter:

Do you have ideas to promote reading in the city, encourage literary creation and make literature available to everyone? Tweet your proposals to Twitter with the hashtag #ciutatdelaliteratura. The candidacy office is committed to putting at least two of the proposals into practice if Barcelona's candidacy wins.

You can also send your proposals for the candidacy by e-mail: bcnciutatliteraria@bcn.cat.

Show your literary Barcelona on Instagram:

Barcelona is brimming with literary corners. Share them on Instagram with the hashtag #ciutatdelaliteratura. The three best images will win a set of books.

UNESCO's Literary Cities Network has existed since 2004 and is within the framework of the Creative Cities Network, which promotes cultural diversity and sustainable urban development. Edinburgh, Iowa City, Dublin, Krakow, Reykjavik and Seattle are some of the cities which already form part of the network.

Barcelona, City of Literature
Deadline for participation: 1 November
Twitter: #ciutatdelaliteratura
Mail: bcnciutatliteraria@bcn.cat

For more information, click here

Publication date: Monday, 28 September 2015
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