The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) is all set to begin from 20th February 2015 at Alhamra Arts centre, Mall Road. This festival will involve some of the inspiring and insightful voices in arts and literature who will share their insight through panel discussions. The festival will also include book launches and signings, poetry recitals, musical performances and art exhibits. The LLF will invite authors from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Palestine, the U.S., the U.K., Colombia and Australia.
Most of the session will be held in English, but audiences will also have a chance to attend discussion in Urdu and Punjabi as well. The session with writers from Bahawalpur and neighboring cities will be conducted in Seraiki. The launch of author Mohsin Hamid’s ‘Discontents and Its Civilizations’ and artist-educator Salima Hashmi’s ‘The Eye Still Seeks’ will be among the highlights. The discussions will include sessions with American author Zulfikar Ghose on his seminal 1967 book ‘The Murder of Aziz Khan’ and Peter Oborne on ‘Wounded Tiger’ which is about Pakistani cricket.
LLF is a free public event and the seats are available on the first come first basis. Audience is expected to get settled 10 minutes before the session and no one will be allowed to enter the sessions after the discussion has started. The LLF is an independent, non-profit organization that is registered under Pakistan’s Societies registration Act, 1860.