Keeping in line with supporting youth progression, Jetwing Hotels joined hands with the AK Literary Festival once again as its hospitality partner.

The AK Literary Festival is a literary festival which brings together enthusiasts from every corner of the country. It is a collaborative platform where those who share a passion for literature come together, explore their writing styles, the inspiration behind their writing and learn about the ways of Sri Lanka and its people — their expressions, cultures and perspectives. Initiated by renowned author and pilot Capt. Elmo Jayawardena, a small group of believers and writing enthusiasts came together to begin the AK Lit Fest journey.

The AK Lit Fest 2016 was held on May 14 and 15 at the Western Province Aesthetic Resort for the second consecutive year. The two-day programme consisted of book launches, sessions on scriptwriting for cinema and theatre, the art and craft of humour in literature, creative writing workshops, travel literature and much more, where in which a number of sessions, including the one of travel literature, were conducted at the Jetwing Pavilion, a literary space dedicated to Jetwing Hotels.

During the Festival an award for ‘Poem of the Year’ was also gifted by Jetwing Hotels. The winner was selected from the poems sent in for the English Poetry Competition by schoolchildren which were in excess of 65 quality entries.

Ishanth Gunewardene, Head of Sales and Marketing for Jetwing said “We celebrate all things Sri Lankan – including the talent and creativity of our youth in the literary arts. This year too the Festival brought out an excellent programme of engaging and interesting activities, following the superb inaugural event last year.”

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