Category - Creative Cities Network

During a recent concert tour in Ireland, JD Wilkes visited The Mansion House, the official and historic home of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Representing Mayor Gayle Kaler, Wilkes presented literature from Paducah writers and a quilt as a gesture of friendship from one UNESCO Creative City to another. The tokens of creativity exchanged by the two cities are representative of a cultural connection between Dublin as a UNESCO Creative City of Literature and Paducah as a UNESCO City of Crafts & Folk Art.

There’s nothing like elegance and exotic beauty to inspire poetry. At least that’s what happened for Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler. The mayor, with Mary Hammond, the executive director of the Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau, were invited and recently visited Suzhou, China.