Galle Literary Festival 2017

The 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival dates have now been revealed. FGLF 2017, scheduled to take place between 11 – 15 January, 2017 is all geared to build on the momentum of the 2016 festival with participation of local and international authors as well as free events.


New additions for 2017 include the introduction of one day of Sinhala programming on 14 January 2017. This innovative programme will be free and will highlight the diversity of the Sinhala Literary Arts through discussions, poetry readings, short films and writings in translations amongst others. Another addition is the Outreach Children’s Programme held in Jaffna on the 17-18 January 2017. The programme’s aim is to develop the literary arts in English in the north and bring the world to the children of Jaffna, through some wonderful international children’s authors.


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