Pakistan: Lahore Literature Festival from Feb 21

The second Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) will be held at the Alhamra Arts Centre from February 21 to February 23.

Razi Ahmed, the LLF founding director, said this year’s festival would feature 100 delegates from eight countries.

“We have scheduled book launches, readings, panel discussions, performances, and exhibitions… to celebrate the best of Lahore’s varied and storied cultural traditions,” he said.

Some of this year’s guests include Kamila Shamsie, Zia Mohyeddin, Shahzia Sikander, Zehra Nigah and Jugnu Mohsin. Panel discussions on Punjabi humour, Ardeshir Cowasjee, Lahore’s lost daughter, Amrita Sher-Gil and Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan will also be held at the event. Ahmed said, “This year’s programme reflects our commitment to present a well-thought and stimulating literary festival packed with intellectually-stimulating events in Urdu and English, as well as Punjabi.”

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