Who We Are

A member-run association made up of 100+ literary festivals from all over the world

Who we are

The Global Association of Literary Festivals was set up to connect literary festivals all over the world in a spirit of cooperation, exchanging ideas and resources.


Exchange Ideas

Literary festivals can discuss challenges, share best practices, adopt new ideas, and explore working as partners.


Build Bridges

Through the power of literature, we promote an appreciation of different cultures, facilitate understanding and build bridges across countries and communities.

Promote Industry News

From festival announcements to special highlights of festival directors, we shine a spotlight on all literary festivals and the people hard at work behind them.