Pick a book, bring a cool drink, and turn off your phone for a well-deserved detox read in the beautiful surroundings of Slemani UNESCO City of Literature. Page Against the Machine is an international event which brings readers of all ages and backgrounds together to enjoy the simple pleasure of reading. Cities of Literature across the world – including Iowa City (US), Norwich (UK), Slemani (Kurdistan Region, Iraq), Dunedin (New Zealand), Leeuwarden (Netherlands) and Tartu (Estonia) – will join us by hosting their own event on the same date. Can’t join us in person? Pick your favorite reading spot – at home or elsewhere – at the same time and date (27/5/2023), join us online! Make sure to take a picture of your chosen book and reading spot and share with us on social media using the hashtag #PageAgainsttheMachine. Programmed by Slemani UNESCO City of Literature in association with Norwich UNESCO City of Literature and The Book Hive. Supported by the UNESCO Cities of Literature network.