Established in 1986, New Writing Series is one of the oldest and longest running literature festivals in the world. Superintended by the Literature Department and the Division of Arts and Humanities UC San Diego University, the event has attracted enthusiasts continually over the years. Apart from serving the in-house university graduates, it also has an eminent reputation among national writers. Enriching the literary scene, the festival opens its doors for diverse participants on and off campus and celebrates innovative, cross-genre literary arts. The literature series brings reputed as well as budding writers, poets, novelists, and alumni under one roof. New Writing Series kicks off on April 17.
Below is quick information on our top three picks of notable literature festivals around the world:
Hay Festival, Wales
The quaint town of Hay-on-Rye in Brecon Beacons, Wales, has hosted one of UK’s most prominent literature festivals. It began in 1988 and runs for ten days in the month of May. Hay Festival is also franchised in Peru, Spain, Colombia and Mexico.
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, India
Hosted, every year in January, the five day series provides another reason to celebrate the New Year. Directed by authors, William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale it attracts literature enthusiasts from the West and from South Asia.
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali
Ubud, a charming town in the uplands of Indonesia hosts the ten day festival as a response to the 2004 bombing. In a short time, the event has drawn writers, and performers from across the globe.