Milan, city of Literature

Milan has always been a city of authors, publishers and above all readers. It is the undisputed capital of Italian publishing, the city where the most books are produced, bought and read. Libraries and bookstores constitute a dense network of cultural centers spread throughout all the neighborhoods. Milan is a city to read and a city for those who read.

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Milan Pact for Reading

The Pact is the solution chosen by Milan to promote reading in the city, making it a widespread and inclusive social practice, providing new opportunities for citizen involvement thanks to strong collaboration between the public and private sectors.

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The UNESCO Creative Cities network

Created in 2004, the network recognizes a crucial role for cities in the inclusive and sustainable development of their communities and provides a platform for reflection and discussion on the opportunities provided by creativity in economic and social growth, in harmony with the UN 2030 Agenda for Development sustainable.

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Announcements and communications

Granada Writers in residency programme

Presented by the UNESCO Creative City of Literature of Granada, in collaboration with the city's University, the international writers' residency program will again this year select two writers for a month-long stay, which will allow an immersion in the literary life of Granada and contact with local writers, as well as the opportunity to participate in various activities. You have until June 20th to submit your application, the details of the announcement can be found on the site.

Vilnius UNESCO City of Literature Creative Residency

It is dedicated to two writers, illustrators or literary translators from all over the world, with particular attention to the UNESCO Cities of Literature, the residential program of the city of Vilnius, which offers the opportunity to stay in the city for a period of four weeks, dedicating to their creative work and taking part in some meetings with the local community. The deadline to submit your application is July 1st, all the information is here , here.