The first edition of SILF is scheduled to be held on 17-18 November, 2016 at Insan School campus in the border town Kishanganj of northern Bihar State to coincide with the golden jubilee celebration of Insan School, one of the well-known educational institutions of the region.
SILF is the brainchild of Singapore-based journalist, writer, publisher and filmmaker, Zafar Anjum, who hails from Kishanganj.
More than 20 writers from India and abroad have confirmed their participation in the two-day festival. Some eminent writers and speakers headlining the festival come from India, Singapore, UK and USA including Ziya Us Salam, Senior Deputy Editor of The Hindu-Frontline, Milee Ashwarya, Editor in Chief of Commercial and Business books at Penguin Random House India, Rheea Mukherjee, co- founder of Bangalore Writers Workshop and Write Leela Write, Singapore-based journalist P N Balji and Malay novelist and poet, Isa Kamari, UK-based Urdu poet Dr. Nadeem Zafar Jilani and Mumbai-based Urdu novelist Rahman Abbas, and USA based acdemic, writer and columnist Dr. Debotri Dhar, said Tanzil Asif, Media Coordinator of the event.
VENUE: Insan School, Kishanganj, Bihar 855107
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION: Kishanganj Junction (KNE)
NEAREST AIRPORT: Bagdogra Airport (IXB)