Galle Literary Festival, 100 days to go.
Plans for Galle Literary Festival 2010, to be held from 27 to 31 January, are gathering pace. With less than 100 days to go, the excitement is brewing with several well-known local and foreign authors confirming their participation. As in the previous three years, the Literary Festival 2010 promises five days of enthralling literary discussions, debates, workshops, and poetry readings amidst the backdrop of Galle’s 17th century Dutch Fort. Added to this are the many fringe events including drama and musical performances, art and photography exhibitions, architectural walks within the fort, and literary dinners. With so many interesting happenings, planning ahead is a must inorder to ensure you get into the sessions of your choice. Browse through the website and get to know the authors, select your choice of programmes, and book your accommodation early. I spent two stimulating days at this year’s Lit Fest held in Feb and was able to sit in on a few fascinating sessions by Germain Greer, Ismeth Raheem, Colin Thubron, and Pico Ayer. Wished I could have stayed longer. Check out the festival programme at: www.galleliteraryfestival.com