Announcing the dates for the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018.

The Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018 is ON … January 24th – 28th, 2018.

The 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival will be held from January 24th - 28th 2018.

The 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival will be held from January 24th – 28th 2018.

The much awaited Fairway Galle Literary Festival will return to mark its 9th year at its home, the UNESCO World heritage site of Galle Fort, Sri Lanka.

The festival will take place from January 24th – 28th, 2018 … please block out your calendars.

It is no longer only a literary festival, but a stage for all artists.

From its inception in 2007, each year has seen this unique event expanding and diversifying to encompass all forms of art. It is no longer only a literary festival, but a stage for all artists – authors, painters, poets, dancers, photographers, architects, cinematographers just to name a few.

The festival is now a meeting place for global creativity.

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We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all at the festival in January 2018!



September 1, 2017 at 10:33 am - Reply

Hi, I haven’t yet heard who is running the GLF, but I’m keen to attend and read from my new book of poetry – ‘Seeing Better Now’. It is being produced and published in Sri Lanka in the next month by Carl Muller’s son Jeremy, specifically to be in time for the festival. Here’s my background –

Michael Roc Thomas was born in Paris in 1952. At nine months he moved to Rome where an Italian nanny supervised his early years while his film star parents Patricia Roc and Anthony Steel worked wherever their careers took them.
Aged four he and his mother returned to England and, after an education culminating at Stowe, he spent over twenty years working as a fashion and advertising photographer based in Cape Town, London and Madrid.
After a life of travel, it was not especially unusual that in 2000 he and his wife decided to relocate to Sri Lanka.
In 2006 his daughter, Steele, was born prematurely in Colombo and diagnosed with ROP, a debilitating eye condition. His concern for her sight inspired Michael to set off in a new creative direction by writing simple songs and nursery rhymes to stimulate her other senses.
Over the years his writing has developed and these Sri Lanka & World tales, told in verse, are dedicated to his daughter and to children everywhere who face unexpected challenges in their lives.

(It is the author’s intention to donate a percentage of any profits from the sale of this book to a suitable charity for children in Sri Lanka.)

Ann Middlemiss

December 5, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

I would like to book . Shall I do so when I arrive?

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