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  • 7th Karachi Literature Festival begins today

    KARACHI: While the non-arrival of Indian actor-turned-political activist Anupam Kher for the 7th Karachi Literature Festival has stirred a debate lately, nothing will be felt more acutely than the absence of Urdu novelist, short story writer and columnist Intizar Husain who passed away just three days before the opening of the festival on Friday...

    Also read: Literary luminaries, showbiz glitterati to attend 7th KLFOn the opening day,...

  • Closing the book on the 8th Karachi Literature Festival

    KARACHI: As dusk fell over the port city on Sunday, the book readings, discussions and other learned sessions going on in the different rooms and halls of the Beach Luxury Hotel for the last three days were wrapped up...

    As the carpets were being rolled up, the chairs stacked up and books about to be piled up and packed into boxes to be moved back to bookshops and godowns, the entire crowd tried to fit under a huge tent in the hotel...

  • Children’s Literature Festival at Gulshan-i-Ravi

    LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed on Tuesday conducted a story-telling session at the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) in the Gulshan-i-Ravi Moon Market ground...

    The minister read Amjad Islam Amjad’s poem ‘Hum Hein Phoolon Kay Rakhwalay’ before about 250 boy and girl students of public schools participating in the festival organised by Idara-i-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA)...

  • Second Sindh Literature Festival opens

    KARACHI: The second Sindh Literature Festival (SLF) started on Friday at a local hotel as a folk orchestra played traditional Sindhi tunes while the ribbon was cut by some prominent guests to formally inaugurate the event...

    Changing Karachi’s nameMr Shah put forth a proposal to change Karachi’s name to its historical original name of Kalachi as names of many cities in India, including Mumbai, had been changed...

  • Third Islamabad Literature Festival begins on Friday

    ISLAMABAD: Oxford University Press Pakistan (OUPP) has finalised arrangements for the capital’s third literature festival which begins on Friday...

    The three-day festival will feature panel discussions and talks, interviews, book launches and poetry recitals in both English and Urdu...

  • Writers want literature festival in KP

    PESHAWAR: Senior poets and writers here on Sunday sought support of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to conduct a grand literature festival at provincial level on the pattern of Lahore and Karachi...

    Through another resolution, they sought financial support to conduct grand literature festival...

  • Islamabad Literature Festival 2017 begins tomorrow

    ISLAMABAD: Islamabad’s fifth literary festival, which will begin on April 14, will celebrate and analyse 70 years of literature in Pakistan...

    Speaking at a press conference at the Margalla Hotel, where the festival will be held, Oxford University Press Managing Director Ameena Saiyid said the Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) is about celebrating writers, poets, reading culture and interacting with the international community... ...

  • Three-day Hyderabad literature festival begins

    The scholar was among a bevy of writers, poets and intellectuals who spoke at the inauguration ceremony for the three-day Hyderabad Literature Festival organised by the Academy for the Promotion of Art, Literature and Literacy at the Hyderabad Club on Friday...

    Hyderabad divisional commissioner Qazi Shahid Pervez stressed the need for such festivals to create awareness among youths about their culture, civilisation and literature... ...

  • Fourth Islamabad Literature Festival starts at Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The fourth Islamabad Literature Festival started at Lok Virsa on Friday and people from all walks of life came to participate in discourse with authors, artists and experts...

    Founder Director of the Karachi and Islamabad literature festivals Ameena Saiyid welcomed guests and paid tribute to late authors and writers...

  • Children, teachers’ literature festival coming back to town

    ISLAMABAD: The 21st Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) and the 5th Teachers Literature Festival will be held from October 1 to the 3rd at Lok Virsa, Islamabad...

    The Children’s Literature Festival is a social movement founded by Baela Raza Jamil of ITA and is co-founded by Ameena Sayed of OUP...

  • Literature festival draws to a close

    Ms Saiyid said: “The Oxford University Press is already planning for the next literature festival in Karachi...

    ”The festival closed with a mystic Sufi performance by Lok Virsa and a performance by Ms Saiyid’s daughter, Shayma Saiyid...

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