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Don't hesitate to contact me:

Dr. Andrea Edel
UNESCO City of Literature / Department of Cultural Affairs
Haspelgasse 12
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 58-33000

Don't hesitate to contact me:

Phillip Koban
UNESCO City of Literature / Department of Cultural Affairs
Haspelgasse 12
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 58-330010

  

Dankeschön!
Heidelberg says "Thank you" for the warm congratulations of the UNESCO Cities of Literature all over the world.
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Stack of books in front of the skyline of Heidelberg (Photo: Dorn)

Dankeschön!

Congratulations of the UNESCO Cities of Literature

Heidelberg says "Thank you" for the warm congratulations of the UNESCO Cities of Literature all over the world. We are looking forward to working together with you and the other new cities Dunedin, Granada and Prag.

Logo Norwich - City of Literature

Norwich

Huge congratulations on the UNESCO accreditation for Heidelberg from everyone in Norwich! Very exciting news and here’s to future collaborations!

to the website of the UNESCO City of Literature Norwich

Melbourne

Congratulations! Let’s chat soon how Melbourne can help you.

to the website of the UNESCO City of Literature Melbourne

Dublin

Wonderful news - worth all the hard work. Congratulations on joining the UNESCO Creative Cities network. I'm so looking forward to seeing you again and visiting Heidelberg at some stage in the future. We will be sending formal congratulations later today but I had to send this early.

to the website of the UNESCO City of Literature Dublin

Krakow

We couldn’t be happier! Congratulations from myself and Robert. Looking forward to all cooperation to come!
 
to the website of the UNESCO City of Literature Krakow

Edinburgh

On behalf of my Board of Trustees, I’d like to send you and all the members of the team behind Heidelberg’s bid to be a City of Literature, our warmest wishes. (...not forgetting Alexandra…)
We congratulate you on your hard work and your dedication. Heidelberg is an inspiring City of Literature and we very much look forward to working with you as a  sister City of Literature, sharing with you and learning from you.

to the website of the UNESCO City of Literature Edinburgh

Reykjavik

We are thrilled to have you in our group, congratulations again from Reykjavík! We will add information about Heidelberg to our website this week and are very much looking forward to working with you.

to the website of the UNESCO City of Literature Reykjavík

Iowa City

Welcome to you and Heidelberg to the Creative Cities Network and to the Cities of Literature sub-network. We are a close-knit group that has begun in the last year to leverage our respective designations to do some wonderful collaborative projects, and we here in Iowa City look forward to learning more about your city and finding ways to expand those collaborations with you.
 
to the website of the UNESCO City of Literature Iowa City

Joint letter of congratulations of the Cities of Literature

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the seven existing UNESCO Cities of Literature, we are delighted to welcome you to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Each of the existing cities has been through the excitement and anxiety involved in bidding to join the network and you have our heartfelt congratulations on the successful outcome of your hard work and inspiration. We very much look forward to working with you over the coming years and hope that you enjoy the moment of accreditation and that your celebrations go on late into the night! The UNESCO Cities of Literature network is a closely knit group of cities whose differences of size, language, geography and history are overwritten by our shared commitment to literature (reading, writing, literary translation, publishing, teaching and much more). Our commitment is to celebrate literature as a means of bringing people together, increasing tourism, promoting education, freedom of expression and the public realm. We have all found that the real benefit of achieving the UNESCO Creative City accreditation comes after the party, when the planning for future projects begins. We will look forward to talking to you then and congratulations once more from all of the existing cities of literature.
 
From
 
Chris Gribble (Norwich City of Literature) on behalf of Dublin, Edinburgh, Iowa City, Krakow, Melbourne, Norwich, Reykjavik