JLF Doha is the country’s first international literature festival of its kind, which will recreate the magnificent spirit of Jaipur’s annual literary carnival in Doha. The event is organised by Qatar National Library, in partnership with Teamwork Arts, producer of the iconic annual Jaipur Literature Festival.
The Jaipur Literature Festival in India is often called ‘the greatest literary show on earth’, having hosted over 2,000 speakers and welcomed over a million book lovers from the world over.
The Doha edition is the first JLF in the Middle East, which has since 2014 expanded its global reach with editions in London, New York, Boulder, Houston, Adelaide, Toronto, Belfast and now Doha.
JLF Doha, sponsored by Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ooredoo Qatar will feature renowned literary figures from around the world who will take part in an intercultural global dialogue to share ‘each other’s stories’. The event will be an opportunity for the people of Qatar to attend a diverse line-up of literary events and for emerging and established writers, poets and artists in Qatar to share their achievements and perspectives with the world.
The festival goes hand-in-hand with the library’s celebration of Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture, which features numerous events this November and December.