"Galle Literary Festival"
The Third successive Literary Festival is to come alive once again on the warm sunny shores of the Galle Fort from the 28th of January till the 1st of February 2009 celebrating new-fangled local talent alongside world famous authors.
“The Number One Literary Festival in the World”.
The Harpers Bazaar, UK
A platform to appreciate ideas, creativity, experience and knowledge – The Galle Literary Festival is an enlightenment of Sri Lankan writers and their contribution to the development of English Literature in the country.
Intimate literary rendezvous, Tantalizing gourmet workshops, Sandy White beaches and the Sparkling blue waters of the southern coast has become the festivals highlights, separating it to be the best of all literary festivals world wide.
Furthermore the 2009 festival is planned out to have several special features in store to all its visitors. Sneak previews for readers, daily workshops for aspiring writers and evening promenades along the historical sites of the Galle Fort will all be part of the festival agenda.
This Four day festival will entertain world renowned authors and icons like Edna O’Brien and Germaine Greer, multiple award winning Australian author Thomas Keneally, refreshing new talent like Tahmima Anam and V.V. Ganeshanathan and also not forgetting Margaret Read Macdonald a famed author, children’s librarian, folklorist and storyteller are among the few….
‘Nothing prepares you’…
Gratiaen Prize 2007
Award winning Sri Lankan artists Romesh Gunasekara, Anne Ranasinghe Yasmin Goonarathne and Vivimarie VanderPoorten are among other distinguished guests to be present at the festival.
Immerse into the rich heritage of the Galle Fort, feel the warm friendly culture of the southern people and treat your taste buds to a variety of local dishes…
A string of fringe festival events for the indulgence of all its visitors.
|The Rice Paddy Bicycle Trail||-||Enjoy this event throughout the Festival
leaving at 10am every morning.
|Yoga with Annoushka Hempel||-||January 29th – February 1st|
|Theatre at the Closenberg||-||Friday 30th January|
|Coffee appreciation and tasting workshop||-||Friday 30th and Saturday 31st January|
|Children’s art exhibition||-||Enjoy this event throughout the festival|
|The Graffiti Wall||-||Enjoy this event throughout the festival|
|Arts and crafts market||-||Saturday 31st from 10 am -5 pm|
|Wildlife Photography Exhibition||-||Enjoy this event throughout the festival|
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Sri Lankan Airlines, Jetwing Lighthouse, The Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands and Amangalla are among the Main Principal Sponsors for this event.
Pick any of our hotels at offer and enjoy the festivity in luxury….
|The Sun House||The Fort printers Villa|
|The Dutch House||The Orchard House|
|The Malabar House||The Beach Hut|
|South Point Villa||South Point Abbey|
|Apa Villa||Mandalay Lake|
*All events and programs mentioned above are property of The Galle Literary Festival 2009 and all information can be clarified at their official web site http://www.galleliteraryfestival.com/