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Candidate City of Literature

Leeuwarden-Friesland 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.

As a City of Literature we want to make literature (even) more accessible, highlight (minority) languages ​​and stories, and initiate a dialogue through translation. With the experience gained through Lân fan taal (among other projects) we have forged some wonderful new plans. We think that the title of City of Literature fits Leeuwarden-Friesland like a glove. After all, telling stories and writing in your own language is in our DNA!

On this site you can find the application plans as well as the Lân fan language projects and activities.