Literature Festivals are the most celebrated events for all bookworms or those who are intellectually stimulated. If you’re one from the ranks, here’s a list of the most celebrated Literature Festivals around the world.
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018
Where: Diggi Palace, Jaipur
When:25th to 29th January, 2018
With the claim of the greatest literature festival on Earth, it is the world’s largest unrestrained event of its kind. Zee Jaipur Literary Festival is transforming into a global literary phenomenon with its theme unchanged; to serve as a democratic and offering free, fair and unrestrained access.This Kumbh of Literature successfully brings together the world’s greatest writers like Paul Beatty among many more, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue. With a blend of great and diverse thoughts, Rajasthan welcomes you to the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival amidst the stunning culture and heritage.
Amelia Island Book Festival
Where: Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA
When:15th to 17th February, 2018
This annual book festival brings around top authors in many genres for workshops and signings. It includes an array of events to inspire book lovers of all ages.
Kerala Literature Festival
Where: Kozhikode Beach
When:8th February to 11th February, 2018
Hailed as the second largest literary festival in Asia, the Kerala Literature Festival is hosted at the scenic beach-side of Kozhikode. It is an annual event organized by DC Kizhakemuri Foundation (DCKF).KLF successfully brings together ten thousand of writers, thinkers, writers, social activists and philosophers under its roof for engaging discussions and debates on contemporary topics with speakers like Arun Shourie, Arundhati Roy, Padma Vibhushan Sadhguru, among many others.
York Literature Festival
Where: The Grand Opera House in York, United Kingdom
When: 15th March to 26th March
This festival each year features a wide range of diverse events for children and adults.The programme includes author and speaker events, performances and workshops. This event contributes to the cultural life of York and the surrounding area and thrives on the goodwill and participation of many local groups.
Sydney Writers Festival
Where: Carriage works will be the main festival hub whereas Seymor center will be a secondary hub for various events.
When:30th April to 6th May, 2018
It presents more than 400 events, attracting audiences of about 100,000 plus for a week-long conversation on books and ideas. They bring together world’s most curious and compassionate writers to discuss all types of literature.
Norwegian Literature Festival
Where: Lillehammer, Norway
When: 29th May to 3rd June, 2018
The Nordic region’s biggest Literary Festival presents a diverse programme catering to readers of all ages. This festival has events for both families and an adult culturally curious audience with a pack of debates, lectures, conversations, discussions, reading, award ceremonies and much more which will take you to the next level of literature.
Emirates Airline Literature Festival
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City
When: 1st to 10th March, 2018
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Arab world’s largest celebration of the written and spoken world. Launched in 2009 and in last year with the footfall of 44,000 and 185 authors this festival is gaining better response each passing year. This festival offers fans and visitors a lifetime chance to interact with the world-famous authors, thinkers and many other influential personalities. The Festival’s education outreach programme gives students the chance to meet their literary heroes.
Galle Literature Festival
Where: Dutch Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
When: 24th January to 28th January, 2018
Galle Literature Festival is celebrated annually, in and around the historic Dutch Galle fort located on the southern shores of the tropical isle of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Its eye-catching scenario allows you to interact with world-famous authors and enjoy other writers, readerly, archeological, ecological, philosophical, cultural, musical, artistic, and culinary activities in a mesmerizing setting that can attract any literature lover.
Oxford Literary Festival
Where: Oxford, London
When:17th March to 25th March 2018
Writers flock together at the famous University City to discuss all affairs literary, political, historical, environmental and culinary, at the eight-day Oxford Literary Festival.Visitors can also book to join guided literary walks, lunches and dinner parties with prominent authors.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Where: Charlotte Square Gardens
When:11th to 27th August, 2018
It is a book festival that hosts a concentrated flurry of cultural and political talks along with its well-established children’s events programme.