Dehradun Literature Festival

Dehradun Literature Festival is an annual celebration of literature, culture and art in the historical city of Dehradun, made luminous by its enviable literary, educational and natural heritage.

The festival brings together authors, poets, readers, critics, journalists, cultural icons and artists from diverse domains, and aims at creating a love for the written word, along with encouraging discussions on relevant topics of the day.

It envisions a literary and intellectual exchange between the literary enthusiasts of Dehra Valley and notable veterans from the field of literature, art and culture. Dehradun Literature Festival 2023 promises to be novel and exciting, by going global and by adding a stunning cast of luminaries from across the literature, art, cinema and pop culture space to its stage.

DLF Speakers of 2023

Ashok Kumar
Imtiaz ali
Saurabh Dwiwedi
Vishal Bhardwaj
Ruskin Bond

2022 At a Glance


Festival Attendees

1 Million+

Media Impression






Celebrity Authors & Writers



DLF Tapestry

Dehradun Poetry Festival

The ‘Dehradun Poetry Festival’ is held every year to celebrate the beauty of poetry, and to encourage young poets to create magic with their quill and ink..

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Khuli Kitaab

The Dehradun Literature festival is an excellent platform for all aspiring writers, avid readers, and those who want to contribute to the world of literature. The festival aims to inculcate the habit of reading through its initiated campaign – ‘Khuli Kitaab’ which means an open book. It is the best upcoming literary festival in Uttarakhand.

The Literatti

The Literati is a celebration of Art and Literature. It divulges into and explores the culture of Uttarakhand which celebrates creativity and intellectual indulgence. The magazine reveals the talent in the town and brings to light authors, writers, artists and various other expressionists who have found solace in their respective creative pursuits.

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Gangs of Storytellers & Poets

Gang of Storytellers & Poets is a monthly baithak organised by the ‘Dehradun Poetry Festival’ which involves and features poets and storytellers from all around Uttarakhand. It is a platform for aspiring and budding poets where they’re given an open mic to share their poetry and words with a crowd passionate for the art.

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2023 Theme

This year, a mysterious cloud is hovering over Dehradun.

Brace yourself for something never heard or seen before in Doon Valley. As for the first time ever

Agatha Christie Festival, England

comes to India !


2023 Event Venues


Doon International School Riverside Campus

Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa

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