7 Upcoming Literary Festivals In India


If you are a literature enthusiast or a student of literature, the forthcoming literary festivals could be the most beneficial for you. Check out the list below to know the details regarding these festivals.

1. GOA Arts and Literary Festival

Dates: DEC 10 TO DEC 13, 2015

Goa Arts and Literary Festival is one of the most remarkable literary festival with some of the most eminent speakers. Your love for literature would surely grow once you visit this festival.

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Five years have passed to the inception of this festival and it still continues to soar high up and give a platform to youngsters to showcase their talent. To register and know more click here.

Venue: The International Centre Goa, Dr. E Borges Road, Dona Paula, Goa

2. HYDERABAD Literary Festival

Dates: 7th – 10th  January , 2016

Creative youngsters and literature fans are sure to have an amazing time at Hyderabad Literary Festival.

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You will be able to interact with the most esteemed authors like Jonathan Gil Harris, Kiran Nagarkar, Naina Lal Kidwai, Nayantara Sahgal and many other notable personalities from this world. In just six years of its inception, it has become an amazing cultural event of India. For the complete details click here.

Venue: Hyderabad Public School, Main Road, Begumpet, Opposite Taj Vivanta Hotel

3. KOLKATA, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival

Dates: 14th January – 17th January, 2016

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival strives to give credit to amazing literature, music, art, film and creativity.

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Spread over the city’s magnificent heritage sites, this festival is about celebrating books, art, music, film, and more with some of the finest creative monds of India and the world. You will get some awesome ideas for your creative work at this literary festival. For complete details click here.

Venues: Oxford Bookstore, 15 Park Street |  Indian Museum  27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road (Chowringhee) |  Victoria Memoral Hall Maidan | 1, Queens Way, National Library of India Belvedere Road | Rabindranath Tagore Centre | ICCR 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani| The Park, 17 Park Street | Lascar War Memorial, Napier Road, Hastings | Tollygunge Club, 120, Deshapran Sasmal Road, Tollygunge | Bengal Club, 1/1 Russell Street

4. Chennai, Hindu Lit for Life

Dates : 16th January – 18th January 2016

You will be able to enlighten yourself with brilliant lectures of veteran writers and literary personalities in this festival till 12th December 2015.

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From January 16th to January 18th 2016, the events that will take place are surely a treasure in itself. For all the details and registration click here.

Venue: Apparao Galleries, 7, Wallace Gardens, Nungambakkam

5. JAIPUR Literature Festival 

Dates : 20th January – 24th January 2016

Celebrating writers from across the world, the Festival has hosted some of the best names ranging from Nobel Laureates and Man Booker Prize winners to star debuts.

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If you are a budding author looking for a publisher, Jaipur Literature Festival can help you find a publisher if you get lucky. Experienced authors would give their technical know how to the visitors and guide them through this festival.  For registration click here.

Venue: Diggi Palace, Jaipur

6. KOLKATA, Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet

Dates : 21st January – 26th January ,2016

Copies of amazing books signed by veteran authors like Ruskin Bond are the main attractions of Kolkata Literary Meet.

This is one of the most awaited literary festivals in Kolkata where the best minds meet and discuss on varied subjects  education, literature, music and films.  For registration click here.

Venue: Victoria Memorial Hall

7. MUMBAI, Gateway Literature Festival

Dates: 20th February – 21st February 2016

The facts of literary world would be discussed at the Literature Festival at Mumbai. Lots of big authors would add even more charm to this festival.

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This is one platform where regional language authors as well as budding writers can share the stage with their English and Hindi counterparts as peers with respect and recognition.  If you are interested in writing your own book, you would get some useful tips over here. For details and registration click here.

Venue: Experimental Theatre, NCPA

Literature has got more recognition nowadays as more and more authors have got their talent acknowledged. Check out these finest literary festivals in India, and get your registration done as soon as possible. Book your tickets and accommodation to get all set for an enlightening trip.