SAARC Festival of Literature
SAARC Festival of Literature Dates 2017
When: Dates not confirm
Where: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
The SAARC Festival of Literature is organised annually by the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL), an organisation that works in areas of literature and culture to build up relations among the countries.
The Foundation aims at strengthening the cultural heritage of SAARC countries through effective participation and result-oriented efforts. The Festival provides a platform where initiatives are taken to hold meetings, dialogues, debates and discussions of common concerns.
All the eight SAARC nations - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, as well as Myanmar which is soon to join the SAARC congregation, will come together this March to discuss socio-economic-political problems between the countries.
Renowned scholars, intellectuals, laureates, media persons, film makers and social activists from all the SAARC countries and from Myanmar will be attending the festival. This year the festival shall focus on literature, cultural connectivity and environmental issues like climate change and ecological imbalance.