Ljouwert is Unesco City of Literature
Boeken fan Fryslan Literature5 November 2019
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 from that moment.The organization of City of Literature Leeuwarden is formed by Ernst Bruinsma van de Afûk as business director and Marleen Nagtegaal from Explore the North as artistic director. The Afûk will also be the lead party. Current Cities of Literature include Edinburgh, Utrecht, Barcelona, Melbourne, Milan, Seattle, Ljubljana, Dublin, Manchester and Tartu. More information can be found here.