Galle, Sri Lanka - Capital City of the Indian Ocean

Galle and its importance as being the “The Charing Cross” of the Indian Ocean

The old world town of Galle, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka with it’s perfectly preserved 90 acre Dutch Fort was declared The Capital City of the Indian Ocean.

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Why do people go to Lit. Fests?

Literary festivals offer you events where the hair stands up on the back of your neck during a spellbinding reading; where you roar with laughter or struggle to control your tears as writers get to the bottom of what makes them do what they do; where you suddenly see what a book has meant to or for a particular reader.

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The Use of English

The Use of English

The importance of learning the English Language … a note from festival founder Geoffrey Dobbs

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Festival Programme

Children’s Programme

Sinhala Day Programme

Programme Summary PDF

Festival Fringe Events

Outreach Programme

FGLF 2018 Participants

Find out more about the participants attending the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival … Learn More.

Founder’s Notes

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Curator’s Notes

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Participant Testimonials

See what past authors, artists and participants are saying about the FGLF … View More