7th ILF

About 7TH Islamabad Literature Festival

The Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) has a special standing in the cultural, educational, and literary life of Pakistan. It is in this young city, with its naturally beautiful environment, that the ideas, concepts, and strands of creative thought from the different parts of our culturally rich and diverse country come together to be woven into a tapestry of distinctive splendor.

The Seventh Islamabad Literature Festival is scheduled to take place from 23 to 30 October 2020. Uniquely, this year, ILF is to be a Digital Edition of the Islamabad Literature Festival and you can join and enjoy ILF online from anywhere in world. Thus, modern Technology shields and enables us from the Corona Virus while participating in this Festival and enjoying it.

The aims of this Digital Edition of ILF remain the same as previously: to develop interaction between writers, intellectuals, and artists within Pakistan and across borders, cultures, and languages, and to nurture and promote books and the habit of reading. Despite the Virus, this Digital ILF will continue to put Pakistan on the map as a country rich in culture, creativity, and exchange of ideas and opinions. ILF brings together and celebrates Pakistani and international authors. It features debates/discussions, talks, mushairas (poetry recitals) in both Urdu and English, book launches, and readings.

While the roots of ILF are nourished by the rich traditions of our heritage, ILF will look forward to the future and explore new writings, new trends, and new technologies, and provide platforms for younger authors and scholars.

Please join us online for the 7th Islamabad Literature Festival, with the full confidence that you will be safe and secure.