The International Cities of Refuge Network is an association of cities and regions around the world dedicated to the value of Freedom of Expression.
March 2014 Saved to Network News
Nordic ICORN Guest Writers and cities of refuge gather in Copenhagen for a large scale network meeting for the new citizens of the North. Guest writers in Scandinavia have many colleagues living relatively close by – so this is an excellent opportunity for writers in the different Nordic nations to get together to exchange ideas and experiences. A good handful of the artists participating will take the stage at public events forming part of the Cph Reads literary festival – www.kbhlaeser.dk.
February 2014 Saved to Network News
Mansour Koushan (1948-2014)
Sunday 16 February we received the news that former ICORN Guest Writer in Stavanger, renowned author and playwright Mansour Koushan, passed away after a long period of illness. Mansour was born in Iran in 1948 and was a driving force in his home country as poet, author, playwright and film- and theatre director.
February 2014 Saved to Events, Festivals and Opportunities
The City of Uppsala is organising the conference Freedom of Speech – Perspective and Initiatives on 12–13 February. The conference reflects various aspects of freedom of speech and the initiatives that are taken to strengthen it. Together with key organisations working for artists right to free speech, like PEN, Freemuse and Reporters Without Borders, ICORN guest writers are invited participate in a row of debates and discussions on the conditions of freedom of expression. Among them are current guest writers, Turkish publisher, Ragip Zarakolu, and Sedigheh Vasmaghi, poet from Iran and guest writer in Uppsala.
ICORN GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2014
It is a great pleasure to wish you welcome to the ICORN General Assembly 2014. Member city delegates, guest writers, city officials, activists, experts and other guests from all parts of the world are invited to join ICORN for its fifth General Assembly, in Ljubljana City of Refuge from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 May 2014.
The assembly will start with a reception hosted by the Mayor in the Ljubljana Castle on Wednesday 21 May, and a rich and exciting programme continues through to Saturday 24 May. Draft programme.
We kindly ask you to register online before 25 March 2014.
The only people able to view the participants’ registration online is ICORN and the software provider. If you have any hesitations about registering (one of) your guest writer(s) online, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form in word.
Registration fee: € 370 (includes meals, hotel accommodation, events etc. for 21-24 May)
Registration fee ICORN Guest Writers: € 300
Accompanying person (spouse, partner etc.): € 300
Extra night at the hotel: € 100
Please note, that registrations later than 25 March will include an extra fee for the increased price of keeping unverified hotel rooms.