UN puts forward Shiraz as 2nd world literary city after Edinburgh
By: Mohamed Ali
NEWYORK, United States: Shiraz, the capital of the Iranian
southern province of Fars, was proposed by the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as
one of the world creative cities to be listed as this years'
second literary city in the world.
Talking to newsmen, Iranian writer and researcher Zahra Qaemi
said the provincial capital of Shiraz was constructed at the
center of the ancient Persian civilization, adding that it is
the birth place of many prominent figures such as poets Hafez
and Sa'di as well as philosopher Molla Sadra.
She expounded on the literary and cultural aspects of the city
and added that it deserves to be recognized as creative and
Turning to the mild and beautiful nature of the city, she said
that throughout the history, celebrities and people from
Shiraz have been inspired by its urban architecture and
ancient cultural monuments, which provide a proper atmosphere
for creating literary masterpieces.
The Scottish city of Edinburgh was earlier declared by UNESCO
as the first world literary city. UNESCO's proposal for
recognizing Shiraz as the second world literary city is
currently being pursued.
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