Leeuwarden UNESCO City of Literature is building a sustainable and solid literary infrastructure. We always do this within the following policies:


Promoting a good infrastructure for the professionalization of talented writers, poets and translators.

Reading promotion

To interest the public in reading and literary activities.

SDG collaboration

Initiating and supporting projects in Fryslân in which literature is used to realize a livable future and broadly opening up Frisian literature.


Always joining the LF2028 triennial with a large-scale, literary program. For the first time during Arcadia 2022 (May 7 – August 14).


Increasing the international visibility of writers/poets from Fryslân and stimulating encounters and exchanges across the border.