Cities of Literature: Initiatives, Impacts and Legacies

Cities of Literature: Initiatives, Impacts and Legacies

13 Mar 2019, 16:00 - 17:00

English PEN Literary Salon
Language:
English

Presentation and discussion of a new report commissioned by the British Council which examines the contribution literature can make in large scale cultural interventions and urban policy more broadly. The research has looked at national programmes in the UK, the EU and internationally, specifically high-profile programmes such as EU Capitals of Culture, UNESCO Cities of Literature and World Book Capitals. It analyses the partnerships, policy and practices needed to make such schemes a success and includes key case-studies. This will be of interest to anyone involved with city applications for cultural designations or with city-based literature festivals.

Contributors

  • Antonia Byatt

    Speaker

    Antonia Byatt is currently Director of English PEN.  Previously Director, Literature and South East at Arts Council England and Director of...

  • Lucy Hannah

    Speaker

    Lucy Hannahstarted her career as a newspaper journalist and went on to be a factual programmes producer for BBC TV and BBC World Service Radio. She...

  • Cortina Butler

    Speaker

    Cortina Butler is Director Literature at the British Council and oversees a programme of work with writers and other literature professionals,...

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