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Iowa City recognized as a City of Literature

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa City can say it has something in common with Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia

Tuesday the University of Iowa and community officials celebrated its designation as a City of Literature.   It's one of only three such cities in the entire world.

The designation recognizes Iowa City for excelling in various literary categories.

UI International Writing program director Christopher Merill lead the committee that submitted the city's proposal.

The city of literature designation is given out by the United Nations Eduational, Scientific, and Cultural Organazation.

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