Literary festivals are usually annually held literary events in a particular city that are organized in celebration of literature. These events attract a large numbers of writers and readers all around the world who share similar interests and ideas in literature.
Literary festivals also serve as an avenue to connect with fellow writers and readers, with some added advantage in meeting potential publishers and writers who might help one brush up one’s writing skills, as well as, learn from veterans who have more experience in the writing career.
Most of these events features storytelling, several presentations and readings by authors, promotion of books among many interesting and fun activities.
The Importance Of Literary Festivals
Literary festivals generally, serve a variety of functions. Their importance however, depends on the festival and the goals they hope to achieve.
As stated earlier, it foster more connection between writers, readers and publishers, thereby serving as a bridge for more relationship. It also helps in the promotion of books.
In addition, it offer space for public debate and deliberations.
Which is the largest literary festival in the world?
The Jaipur Literature Festival, or JLF, is considered the largest annual literary festival. The event is held in India city of Jaipur each January. It was founded in 2006.
List Of Best Literary Festivals In The World 2022
- Berlin International Literature Festival
- Brooklyn Book Festival
- Texas Book Festival
- Buenos Aires Book Festival
- NGC Bocas Lit Fest
- Gaborone Book Festival 2022: The Gaborone Book Festival 2022 is a Botswana’s leading literary festival. The event runs from September 15-17, 2022.
- Cheltenham Literature Festival
- Sydney Writer’s Festival
- Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
- Plum Creek Literary Festival
- Brattleboro Literary Festival
- Bethesda Literary Festival
- Pat Convoy Literary Festival
- Paper Plain Literary Festival
- Milton Literary Festival
- Charleston Literary Festival
- Odu Literary Festival
- Rose Glen Literary Festival
- Montclair Literary Festival
- Deckle Edge Literary Festival
- Clemson Literary Festival
- The Edinburgh International Book Festival
- Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
- Kakamega Book Festival: The Kakamega Book Festival is organized by The Kakamega Book Club. Its inaugural event was held on May 21, 2022.
- Asmara-Addis Literary Festival (In Exile) 2022: This year’s Asmara-Addis Literary Festival (In Exile) will be hosted in Brussels, Belgium from May 29-31, 2022.
- Moto Books and Arts Festival
- Norwegian Festival of Literature
- Gothenburg (Gotëburg) Book Fair
- North Cornwall Book Festival
- Macondo Literary Festival 2022 : The Macondo Literary Festival 2022 will run at the Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi from September 30 – October 2, 2022.
- Hargeysa International Book Fair :The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2022 is a literary festival held in Somalia. The next literary event will be held in July, making it its 15th year since its inauguration.
- DESIblitz Literature Festival
- Wordstock – Portland Book Festival
- Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
- Queen’s Park Book Festival
- Ubud Writer’s and Reader’s Festival
- Ibom Art and Book Festival: The Ibom Art and Book Festival is organised by the Inspire Community Network. This year’s event will be hosted in Uyo, Nigeria from July.
- Doek Literary Festival 2022
- Swahili Literary Festival 2022
- Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival
- Cliveden Literary Festival
- Essex Book Festival
- ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
- London Literature Festival
- Henley Literary Festival
- PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
- Conrad Festival
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