Desi Writers Lounge at the Karachi Literature Festival

It is that time of year again! When the Karachi breeze rifles the canopy under which hundreds throng to share their love of one thing: the word. The word brings together the arts and culture obsessed milieu of the city and speakers from around the globe for a weekend jam-packed with book launches, musical performances and some food for the brain. Okay, we may never reach Ayesha Siddiqua levels of ┬ámoderator-greatness (KLF 2012) but, hey we’re not Karachi, You’re Killing Me!-cynical yet about the sixth Karachi Literature Festival. That is because The Desi Writers’ Lounge is back and better than ever.

Setting up shop.

Setting up shop.

Our team has been hard at work putting together games, merchandise and lots more. Think you know your literature?  Think you can perform a sonnet or a ghazal? Come and try your luck at the DWL stall at KLF.

"We are in the gaming business."-from our new show Breaking Books.

“We are in the gaming business.”-from our new show Breaking Books.

Also, if you have ticked no to the following question, we have done you a solid with these lovely mugs so pick one up. You know you want to.

DWL mugs are obviously better. Image courtesy of Buzzfeed/Amazon

DWL mugs are obviously better. Image courtesy of Buzzfeed/Amazon

Our pretty mugs.

Our pretty mugs.


When: 6, 7 and 8 February

Where: Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi

Cost: Free (you have no reason not to come)

For the full festival deets here’s the schedule (sigh, someday Zadie Smith will grace our great city as she was rumored to last year). Tweet at us with the hashtag #DWLatKLF! We’d love to chat and see your photos.

2 thoughts on “Desi Writers Lounge at the Karachi Literature Festival

  1. Include me in your email list for the literary programmes being a performer of poetry, ghazals and songs of my own written and compsosed.

    FAQ Angel

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