ICORN is an organisation for cities and regions that offer long-term temporary refuge to persecuted writers and artists.
More than 70 cities have has joined ICORN to promote the values of freedom of expression and host writers and artists at risk. We are continually growing, and expanding towards cities in Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. The following cities are currently hosting a writer/artist or have committed to receiving a writer/artist within the next year. You can read more about the cities of refuge, their hosted writers and how they are managed by browsing the separate city pages below.