Today is International Literacy Day

Posted: September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

We want to thank From Behind the Pen for sharing this post. How are you commemorating International Literacy Day, during National Literacy Month?

From Behind the Pen

UNESCO, International Literacy Day, Fighting Global IlliteracyAs we celebrate International Literacy Day, during National Literacy Month, we were pleased to learn that Boston became the first city to designate an official literary cultural district in the United States. According to the guidelines of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), the cultural districts established within Massachusetts are defined as a “specific geographical area in a city or town that has a concentration of cultural facilities, activities, and assets. It is a walkable, compact area that is easily identifiable to visitors and residents, and serves as a center of cultural, artistic, and economic activity.” The Literary Cultural District represents one of about two dozen other cultural districts.

Boston is home to many of America’s great writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry David Thoreau. This city is dubbed the “Athens of America” and the “Broadway for writers.”

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