February is the month of literary and art activities in Pakistan. Like every year, with spring, blossoms the festivity of literary arts.

LIBF

LIFB

This year is starting off with one of the biggest book fairs in Pakistan: 30th Lahore International Book Fair also known as LIBF. From Feb 4th to 8th , Expo Center, Johar Town, Lahore is the destination for all book lovers.

The LIBF Trust was set up in 2006 Zubair Saeed, NajamSethi, Saleem Malik and Mohammad Faisal, the leading members of the book trade in Pakistan.

The aim of the LIBFT, which is a non-profit NGO, is to promote the cause of book publishing, book selling and book reading in the country.

If there is a book that you cannot find elsewhere, chances are you will at the LIBF. We personally save up all year for book shopping and it’s a great place to bump into likeminded literature lovers.

KLF

KLF

The all famous Karachi Literature Festival, The 7th KLF will be held from 5th to 7th Feb at Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi,

The Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) has been a resounding success since its launch in March 2010.

Like its tradition the KLF will highlight writings of Pakistani and international authors in diverse languages. The festival will feature panel discussions, book readings, launches, English and Urdu mushaira, comedy, author signings, art exhibition, film screening, music, dance and literary awards.

224 Pakistani and 38 international authors and speakers from seven countries will attend the festival which will host 21 book launches.

LLF

Naseer ud deen shah LLF

LLF are our most favorite 3 days of the year. The fourth edition of the Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) will take place from February 19th-21st at the Alhamra Arts Center, The Mall Lahore.

The LLF is all about celebrating the intellectual and creative vitality of this city, its cosmopolitan and syncretic past, its storied cultural contributions, and its place in the global literary world today

LLF 2016 will feature panel talks, book launches, recitals, performances, screenings and art exhibitions, five parallel sessions happening at any given time, spanning fiction, film, music, architecture and urbanism, poetry, history, travel and more

Some of the scheduled speakers at LLF 2016 include Ali Akbar Natiq, Asghar Nadeem Syed, Attiya Dawood, Hamid Ismailov, Marion Molteno, Mick Conefrey, Mohsin Hamid, Ned Beauman, Rana Dasgupta, Reza Deghati, Sorayya Khan, ZehraNigah and ZukiswaWanner. However the selective reading from Ghalib by Zia Mohyeddin promises to be the highlight of the fest.

We will be at the LLF throughout-see you there!

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