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.

ICORN at Kapittel 14, Stavanger International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech

09 September 2014 Saved to Events, Festivals and Opportunities


ICORN and ICORN guest writers are extensively involved in the programme of this year’s edition of the Kapittel International Festival for Literature and Freedom of Speech, in Stavanger, Norway. The festival lasts from 17-21 September.

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Iranian poet and journalist Asieh Amini is awarded Freedom prize

09 September 2014 Saved to Events, Festivals and Opportunities

Asieh Amini ICORN guest writer in Trondheim.jpg
Asieh Amini is awarded this year’s Ord i Grenseland prize. The award will be presented this Saturday, 6. September 2014, and consists of a stipend of 30.000 NOK.

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Wild about Words - Omid Shams Gakieh unveils literary sculpture at Aarhus Festival

08 August 2014 Saved to Events, Festivals and Opportunities

Omid_Shams_Gakieh.jpgNewly arrived Iranian guest writer in Aarhus, Omid Shams Gakieh, participates at the Vild med Ord (Wild about Words) Festival in Aarhus, Denmark.

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