25 October 2013 Krakow is happy about receiving the title of UNESCO City of Literature
The phrase: Krakow Miasto Literatury UNESCO (Krakow, a UNESCO City of Literature), formed from letters over a meter high, was put up in the Market Square yesterday. This way, the inhabitants of the city want to express their happiness with this honourable title Krakow received on Monday. Soon, the Market Square will be decorated with occasional flags, and special ribbons will be hung on the building of the Office of the City (pl. Wszystkich Świętych 3-4) and on the Town Hall tower. Posters with the slogan: I live in Krakow, a UNESCO City of Literature will be hung in the windows of bookshops in the Market Square and in the hall of the Krakow Book Fair.
But there is more. Everyone who visits the Conrad Festival Centre at Pałac Pod Baranami or the Festival stand at the Krakow Book Fair (stand no. A28) by Sunday, will receive free special occasion postcards and badges. You can already see an almost six-minute-long film created especially on this occasion, in which well-known figures of the literary world answer the question of why Krakow is a city of literature on the websites of the city and the friendly cultural institutions, and soon also on the UNESCO website.
And finally: everyone who buys a special Festival T-shirt with Joseph Conrad’s portrait at the Festival Centre, will receive a canvas bag – of course with the following inscription: I live in Krakow, a UNESCO City of Literature.