"One of the best literary festivals in the world" - Tan Twan Eng
Here's the list of speakers at this year's festival. More will be announced soon.
A series of panel discussions on the issues and ideas that shape literature and society.
A series of lectures committed to bringing the smartest, most engaging, and influential people in order to encourage thought-provoking conversations and ideas.
For the first time, this year’s George Town Literary Festival will feature a series of workshops and masterclasses by some of the best and the brightest in their fields.
Performances, storytelling, film screenings and more events where you can unwind and meet our writers
The Whiteaways Arcade is a restored row of colonial shoplots in the heart of George Town's UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since the late 18th Century, Lebuh Pantai (or Beach Street) has been a busy mercantile area and a centre for trade. This double-storey arcade, first built in 1903, was newly restored in 2011 as The Whiteaways Arcade, featuring boutique shops, cafés and arts venues.