The festival is free, and open to all, and consists of a wide variety of activities -- including readings, discussions, and performances. A lot of work is involved: please join our team.

Volunteer positions are unpaid. Please send your resume, full contact information and a paragraph on what you hope to gain from being a volunteer at the Karachi or Islamabad Jashn-e-Adab / Literature Festival, to:

"The session on Urdu short stories was undoubtedly one of the finest the Karachi Literature Festival had to offer, for two reasons. The well-moderated discussion actually revolved around literary debates rather than fundamentalism and politics with the panelists sticking to the assigned topic. And secondly, the panel included some of the best known writers of the Urdu world namely Intezar Hussain, Hasan Manzar and Fahmida Riaz, with writer Asif Farrukhi, editor of the literary journal Dunyazad, and co-organiser of the festival, moderating." Zahra Sabri