The Galle Literary Festival is a 5 day event starting from 11th January that allows visitors the opportunity to appreciate the works of Sri Lankan and international authors, take part in literary discussions and enjoy a variety of activities.
Set in and around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dutch Fort of Galle, writers from around the country and the world come together each year for an international celebration of writing, photography, music, architecture and food!
During the daytime the 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, late night movies, art showings and photographic exhibitions.
There is even a comprehensive children’s programme that focuses on art and eco workshops, creative writing and debating. The event has hosted some famous authors, such as Sebastian Faulks, Tom Stoppard, Joanna Trollope, Richard Dawkins, Tom Holland, Simon Sebag Montefiore and Meera Syal to name a few.
An intimate and supremely friendly celebration, the Galle Literary Festival is popular and receives rave reviews from both invited authors and festival-goers.
Fancy coming in 2017? Then give us a call – we can designed an ETG Festival package to make life easier as accommodation tends to sell out quickly in advance.
Please note the hotly anticipated line-up of writers and speakers attending is still to be announced.