The International Cities of Refuge Network is an association of cities and regions around the world dedicated to the value of Freedom of Expression.


Writers ICORN Cities offer persecuted writers a safe haven where they can live and work without fear of being censored or silenced.


ICORN Writers6.jpgICORN supports the artistic endeavours of its guest writers and promotes new spaces for intercultural dialogues worldwide.

Anisur Rahman monologue on Malala Yousafzai invites Swedish students to reflect on the value of education

10 October 2014 Saved to Events, Festivals and Opportunities


Rahman’s text will be accompanied by two actors/dancers and a musician on stage this October, focusing on children’s right to education, peace and democracy.

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New book by Gilles Dossou-Gouin released in Canada

10 October 2014 Saved to Network News

Gilles Dossou-Gouin's new book, Dans cet Archipel, ruisseau nouveau de la Francophonie, is now available in Canada through publisher Les carnets de Dame Plume

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Lillehammer welcomes new guest writer Nama Jafari

09 September 2014 Saved to Network News


The Norwegian ICORN city of Lillehammer welcomed Iranian poet, writer and blogger Nama Jafari as its third guest writer on 2. September 2014.

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