Quetta Literary Festival

Quetta Literary Festival (QLF) is a 2 day event with the idea to introduce the contemporary literary, artistic and aesthetic dialogue to the culturally rich city of Quetta in order to create a shared flux amid established values and apposite nuances.

Vision

The QLF envisions to challenge the misconstrued and cliched image of the city—and the whole province—and sketch it as a hub of beauty and wisdom on the mental canvas of outsiders. It is a venture that taps in the colossal wealth of life histories, dreams and aspirations emanating from this part of the world in all of their complexity and grandeur. The QLF, in the same way, aspires to unlock gateways to untouched literary riches and uncharted socio-cultural territories.

Mission

As its mission, Quetta Literary Festival (QLF) aims to bring to a common platform the sages, thinkers and literati of the province and the country at large. It sets out to bring into existence spaces and activities that underscore the artistic and intellectual realities of the region and beyond. The Festival brings to Quetta some of the finest minds and experts in their respective fields in order to inspire and enhance the thinking and imaginative capabilities of its inhabitants.

Objectives

The festival is aimed at achieving the following objectives:

  • To promote art, literature and aesthetics in the referential context of the Quetta City and Balochistan.
  • To create a shared space for local artists and people of letter, and for the promoters and publishers from across the country.
  • To alter the general perception about Quetta city through positive image building.
  • To create a platform for interaction between authors, artists, journalists, thinkers, filmmakers, musicians, philosophers on one hand, and readers, audience and art lovers on the other.
  • To create accord between tradition and innovation- the end of which is tolerance and celebration.
  • To create and utilize resources, solely for promotion of arts and literature.
  • To conserve the valuable cultural norms and philosophy simultaneously countering chauvinism and bigotry through the greatest of all tactics: using knowledge.

Quetta Literary Festival

Quetta Literary Festival (QLF) is a 2 day event with the idea to introduce the contemporary literary, artistic and aesthetic dialogue to the culturally rich city of Quetta in order to create a shared flux amid established values and apposite nuances.

Vision

The QLF envisions to challenge the misconstrued and cliched image of the city—and the whole province—and sketch it as a hub of beauty and wisdom on the mental canvas of outsiders. It is a venture that taps in the colossal wealth of life histories, dreams and aspirations emanating from this part of the world in all of their complexity and grandeur. The QLF, in the same way, aspires to unlock gateways to untouched literary riches and uncharted socio-cultural territories.

Mission

As its mission, Quetta Literary Festival (QLF) aims to bring to a common platform the sages, thinkers and literati of the province and the country at large. It sets out to bring into existence spaces and activities that underscore the artistic and intellectual realities of the region and beyond. The Festival brings to Quetta some of the finest minds and experts in their respective fields in order to inspire and enhance the thinking and imaginative capabilities of its inhabitants.

Objectives

The festival is aimed at achieving the following objectives:

  • To promote art, literature and aesthetics in the referential context of the Quetta City and Balochistan.
  • To create a shared space for local artists and people of letter, and for the promoters and publishers from across the country.
  • To alter the general perception about Quetta city through positive image building.
  • To create a platform for interaction between authors, artists, journalists, thinkers, filmmakers, musicians, philosophers on one hand, and readers, audience and art lovers on the other.
  • To create accord between tradition and innovation- the end of which is tolerance and celebration.
  • To create and utilize resources, solely for promotion of arts and literature.
  • To conserve the valuable cultural norms and philosophy simultaneously countering chauvinism and bigotry through the greatest of all tactics: using knowledge.

Looking forward to it!

Zarrar Khuhro

Talk Show Host (DAWN TV)

Great Initiative Good Luck for

Hamid Mir

Talk Show Host (GEO TV)

Great initiative – all the best to

Salma Jafar

Social Development Specialist

Program

Here is the detailed program schedule.