21 August 2008

Melbourne, UNESCO City of Literature

Almost on the eve of Melbourne's Writer's Festival, UNESCO has named Melbourne as its second City of Literature.

The Victorian State Government is promising the establishment of the Centre for Books and Ideas at the State Library of Victoria. The centre will provide a home for a variety of literature bodies, including the Melbourne Writers Festival, the Victorian Writers Centre, the Emerging Writers Festival and the Australian Poetry Centre.

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