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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 2019, a total of 217 writersfrom54 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.


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

November 2nd ~ November 8th, 2020 / 2020 SIWF will go online through the festival website:

in Charge

  • Kyung Jin (Claire) Literary Exchange Team


    Tel. 02-6919-7721