In the Press

May 21, 2018: "Seattle is a 'City of Literature' — so now what?" (Crosscut)

May 21, 2018: "Literary Event of the Week: Celebrate Seattle's City of Literature Status at the downtown library" (The Seattle Review of Books)

January 26, 2018: "With or Without U.S. Funding, UNESCO Celebrates American Cities" (The New York Times)

November 12, 2017: "Seattle Joins Iowa City as UNESCO City of Literature" (Iowa City Press Citizen)

November 1, 2017: "Seattle is a UNESCO City of Literature" (Seattle Globalist)

October 31, 2017: "Seattle Designated a UNESCO City of Literature: "The World is Looking at Seattle as a Cultural Leader" (Seattle Review of Books)

October 31, 2017: "UNESCO Declares Seattle a City of Literature" (Seattle Times)

October 31, 2017: "64 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network" (UNESCO)

February 24, 2016: "Seattle City of Literature Effort Regroups, Appoints New Director" (Seattle Times)

February 24, 2016: "Talking with Stesha Brandon, the New Interim Executive Director" (Seattle Review of Books)

August 14, 2015: "Seattle Names First Civic Poet" (KING5)

August 4, 2015: "Meet Seattle's First Civic Poet" (KUOW)

August 3, 2015: "Claudia Castro Luna is Seattle's New Civic Poet" (Seattle Times)

November 3, 2014: "Seattle Loves Books, But Can It Be A City Of Literature?" (KUOW)

October 23, 2014: "If You Love Seattle Literature, You Should Send This E-mail" (The Stranger)

April 4, 2014: "Seattle Aims to Become Second American City of Literature" (Library Journal)

March 14, 2014: "Seattle campaigns to be named a UNESCO City of Literature" (Melville House)

March 13, 2014: "A Celebration of Literature's Past, Present, and Future in Seattle" (The Stranger)

March 10, 2014: "Seattle wants, and deserves, to be a UNESCO City of Literature" (Seattle PI)

March 3, 2014: "Will Seattle be UNESCO’s next City of Literature?" (Seattle Times)

January 27, 2014: "Seattle City Council endorses bid for Seattle as a 'City of Literature'" (Seattle Times)

September 23, 2013: "Seattle, City of Literature?" (KPLU)

Press Requests

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Videos

March 22, 2014: CityStream (NB: more than one city can be designated at a time, and while we know we won't get the designation in 2014, we will find out in December 2015 if that year's application is accepted.)

March 12, 2014: Town Hall Seattle