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Launched in 2006, the Seoul International Writers’ Festival (SIWF) is a global literary festival aimed at expanding opportunities to enjoy literature and providing a platform for international exchange in Seoul. Between 2006 and 2022, a total of 295 writers from 58 countries were invited to take part. By focusing on the multilateral impact created by writers and readers as well as life and literature, the SIWF aspires to develop into a festival of international renown and scale.

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2022Beyond NarrativeSeoul23 Korean writers,
12 foreign writers
2021AwakeningSeoul (online)17 Korean writers,
16 foreign writers
2020Writing TomorrowSeoul (online)14 Korean writers,
11 foreign writers
2019Thousands of Mirrors Reflecting UsSeoul18 Korean writers,
13 foreign writers
2018Nowhere/ Now HereSeoul and Paju15 Korean writers,
14 foreign writers
2016The Forgotten and the UnforgettableSeoul14 Korean writers,
14 foreign writers
2014Eros and DreamJeju-do and Seoul14 Korean writers,
14 foreign writers
2012Reality + ImaginationJeju-do and Seoul10 Korean writers,
10 foreign writers
2010Fantasy + EmpathySeoul and Jeonju-si12 Korean writers,
12 foreign writers
2008Communication + InspirationSeoul and Yeongju-si20 Korean writers,
20 foreign writers
2006NewnessSeoul and Yeongju-si20 Korean writers,
16 foreign writers

2023 Seoul International Writers' Festival

Schedule / Venue

September, 2023 / Seoul, Korea

“Crossing the Bridge of Language”

September 8th – 13th / Nodeul Island, Seoul

Exhibition: September 2nd – 13th / Nodeul Gallery 2

in Charge

  • Minju Sim Literary Exchange Team


    Tel. 02-6919-7748