The Galle Literary Festival, since first launching in 2007 has become one of the most anticipated literary events in south east Asia for both authors and literary enthusiasts around the world.The festival is celebrated annually, in and around the historic Dutch Galle Fort, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Galle Literary Festival is the most anticipated literary events in south east Asia for both authors and literary enthusiasts around the world. It’s intimate format allows visitors the opportunity to appreciate the works of Sri Lankan and international authors, to take part in literary discussions and enjoy other writerly, readerly, archeological, ecological, philosophical, cultural, musical, artistic, and culinary activities in a beautiful and unique setting.
Fairway Galle Literary Festival features writing workshops, panel discussions, topical debates, poetry readings, cooking classes, theatre workshops and literary lunches, while during the night there are poetry slams, jazz performances, wine tastings, art showings and photographic exhibitions and more. This year’s Literary Festival was held from January 16 to 20, 2019.