Lahore – The “6th edition of Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF 2018) will be held in November 2018”. This was announced by Ameena Saiyid, Chair, Oxford University Press, and Founder/Director, Karachi and Islamabad Literature Festivals.
The Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF), founded by Ameena Saiyid and Asif Farrukhi and organized by Oxford University Press was launched in April 2013 and has been a resounding success from the start. Inspired by the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF), the ILF has also become a much-awaited annual event and a landmark in the cultural history of Islamabad.
ILF has grown rapidly over time. Attendance rose from 10,000 to more than 100,000 in 2017. Encouraged by this wonderful, on-going success, the 6th ILF will now be organized in November 2018.
Through dialogue and discussion, readings and renderings, the ILF has created an intellectual space in which the diversity and pluralism in Pakistan’s society and that expressed by over a hundred Pakistani and international authors is greatly appreciated by the Islamabad participants. The regulars at the Festival are debates, panel discussions, talks, a mushaira (Urdu poetry recital), a book fair, book launches, readings, author signings, and much more.
The ILF also provides sponsors a unique, high profile platform to show their commitment to the promotion of literature, education, reading, and culture.