Taking literary festival to Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

January – June 2019.

United States Institute of Peace (USIP) funded the first ever Mardan Literary Festival that aimed at creating safe spaces, and held a series of activities that highlighted and mainstreamed the local history, arts, culture, literature, artists.

The projected partnered with Abdul Wali Khan University, and Women University Mardan along with the district government and a range of civil society organizations and leaders. The Mardan LitFest mainstreamed the progressive public intellectuals and provided them with platforms to present their narrative to a broad range of audiences.

The project also engaged and promoted the literati from among the women, minorities and youth.


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