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Ljouwert is Unesco City of Literature

Ljouwert-Fryslân has become UNESCO City of Literature.  With that title, Ljouwert is officially part of a worldwide network of literary cities. “The title is a recognition for our language, literature and multilingualism,” says business manager Ernst Bruinsma. The programme of City of Literature  will start from January 2020. Projects and collaborations will be set up […]

‘Leer je hond Fries’, Frisian version of ‘Teach your dog Welsh’ available

The Frisian version of the book ‘Teach your dog Welsh’ by Anne Cakebread is available now. Afûk contacted Anne Cakebread and her Welsh publisher Y Lolfa about the possibilities of a Frisian version 5 months ago. ‘We liked the idea of learning basic Frisian by practising on your dog’, says Mirjam Vellinga project leader of […]

Boekekast, a new podcast presenting Frisian novels and stories

The book promotion agency Boeken fan Fryslân (part of Afûk) and Frisian broadcasting company Omrop Fryslân have developed a new podcast series called Boekekast. The podcast presents a wide range of novels and stories by 16 Frisian authors. All with the aim of highlighting Frisian literature in a different way. Starting from Sunday September 29 […]

Frisian documentary about Bertsolaritza presented in the Basque Country with Basque subtitles

The Frisian documentary about the Basque bertsolaritza phenomenon which had its premier last year in Fryslân, has been presented in the Basque Country last evening. The documentary is now subtitled in Basque.

Ljouwert Candidate City of Literature

Leeuwarden-Fryslân is putting itself forward, with total conviction, as a candidate to become a UNESCO City of Literature! We would like to join the 28 cities which already have this title, and so become a permanent member of this creative network.

Microsoft Office offers Frisian spell checker

Since Friday, Frisian users of Microsoft Office can use a Frisian spell checker. The Frisian language is now available in the standard spell checker in the Office programs Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. The new language help was presented at the provincial government office in Leeuwarden last week.