Over the past few months we’ve kept you up to date on efforts, lead by local author Ryan Boudinot, to establish Seattle as an official City of Literature. Read original contributions from Seattle correspondent Kristianne Huntsberger, Boudinot and NWBL columnist James Crossley to follow the path to Monday’s Seattle City Council’s unanimous decision to officially support the bid to become the second UNESCO City of Lit in the U.S. and just the eighth worldwide.
Publisher’s rep, general book maven, Sounders fan and NW Book Lovers contributor George Carroll is now urging fellow Seattleites to write to Mayor Murray and let him know how you and your neighbors “would benefit from the opportunities the City of Literature designation would create.”
It’s easy. Go here.
And one extra editorial note, Seattle. Has anybody thought about Richard Sherman as a City of Lit spokesman? He’s a Stanford communications grad, an admitted Harry Potter nut and has no trouble collecting and riveting an audience. Tell the mayor you got the idea from NWBL.