Thursday, November 20, 2008

Big News for Iowa City

Iowa City has been named the 3rd City of Literature in the world by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), following Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia.

According to UNESCO, "this University town’s unique profile as a creative writing and reading centre with impressive history of literary accomplishments. The community’s strategic commitment to literary culture through the diversity of grassroots initiatives, such as the Iowa’s Writers Workshop and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, was highly regarded as an instructional model and inspiration for other small cities to promote local economic and socio-cultural development through creative industries."

Congratulations to our city!