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About

The Seoul International Writers’ Festival (SIWF) is a global platform for literary exchange between Korea and the rest of the world. Between 2006 and 2020, the festival invited 240 writers from 54 countries to participate in its various programs, therebyexpandingopportunities for readers in Korea to enjoy literature. In 2021, LTI Korea’s bilingual readings—first launched in 2016—will be incorporated into the festival to provide more enriched experiences.

Event

Event
YearThemeLocationWriters
2006NewnessSeoul and Yeongju-si20 Korean writers,
16 foreign writers
2008Communication + InspirationSeoul and Yeongju-si20 Korean writers,
20 foreign writers
2010Fantasy + EmpathySeoul and Jeonju-si12 Korean writers,
12 foreign writers
2012Reality + ImaginationJeju-do and Seoul10 Korean writers,
10 foreign writers
2014Eros and DreamJeju-do and Seoul14 Korean writers,
14 foreign writers
2016The Forgotten and the UnforgettableSeoul14 Korean writers,
14 foreign writers
2018Nowhere/ Now HereSeoul and Paju15 Korean writers,
14 foreign writers
2019Thousands of Mirrors Reflecting UsSeoul18 Korean writers,
13 foreign writers

2020 Seoul International Writers' Festival

Schedule / Venue

To be announced (due to take place in September ~ October)

Person
in Charge

  • Kyung Jin (Claire) Literary Exchange Team

    E-mail. siwf@klti.or.kr

    Tel. 02-6919-7721