Monday, 26 July 2010

DUBLIN IS A UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE

Dublin is now an official UNESCO City of Literature, which is pretty fantastic and well-deserved. A few months ago, I was asked to write a few words about what it means to me to be a writer from Dublin, by the people who campaigned for the city to get the status.

My quote is on their website along with quotes from lots of other Dublin writers here. The site is well worth a trip around.

Edinburgh, Melbourne and Iowa City are the only other cities with this distinction, which is permanent. I think it's an exciting day for Dublin and for writers who live or are from there. Yay!

10 comments:

Niamh B said...

woot!

Tania Hershman said...

Congratulations, Dublin! That's very exciting, I'll have to try and pop over and share some of the excitement. Like your new blog template, BTW.

chiccoreal said...

Dear Niamh: This is wholly awesome! We have a UNESCO biosphere here where I live. What are they going to do there, put the writers and books in biospheres? That would be awesomer!

eimearryan said...

Like your comments on the site, Nuala. I was at the photocall for this - it was star studded!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cool, Eimear. I couldn't make it. Is the photo online anywhere?

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Chico - erm, don't think so. It's more of a cultural promotional tool, I think. But well deserved. Dublin is a great city for literature.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Tania - love to meet you in Dublin sometime!!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Niamh B - indeedy!

eimearryan said...

Here are some pics from the Children's Books Ireland facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=200550&id=137934348937&l=bee6e9fce0#!/album.php?aid=200550&id=137934348937

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks, Eimear. My friend Patrick said he might go along but I don't see him in that bunch. Or you!? N x