Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about Dhaka Lit Fest.

When will Dhaka Lit Fest 2023 speakers and programme be announced?

Our first line-up of Speakers have been announced! Please check out the following press release for details:

Follow us on social media (FacebookTwitterInstagram) to get updates regarding the program and speakers as they are announced. The programme will also be up on the website soon. Stay tuned!

You will now be able to create your program by selecting the sessions you’re interested to attend, and then add them to “My Program”—a new feature on DLF’s site.

Where is Dhaka Lit Fest held?

The festival is held on the grounds of Bangla Academy, on the Dhaka University campus. You can get directions from Google Maps here:

Due to the ongoing metro construction work, heavy traffic is expected. Please plan accordingly to avoid missing the sessions.

How do I register for the festival?

You can register on the DLF website. Registration will be open for DLF 2023 very soon! Upon registration, we will be able to log in to your account, create your “My Program”, and download the site as an app onto your phone, so that it is easily accessible to you at any time.

Registration is mandatory for all. The e-ticket must be presented in print or electronic format for entry to the festival. There will be no facility at the venue to print the e-ticket.

How do I become a DLF volunteer or team member?

Volunteer and team member recruitment for DLF 2023 is now closed.

How can I participate as a speaker at Dhaka Lit Fest?

It's too late to be a speaker at DLF 2023. If you are interested in being a speaker in future editions of the festival, please email us at [email protected] and tell us about your work. Do keep in mind that there is a great deal of interest to participate in Dhaka Lit Fest, and that we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Can my business have an outlet at Dhaka Lit Fest?

It's too late to get a stall at DLF 2023, however, we love to feature diverse food and literature at the festival. If you are a publisher or a food vendor and would like to have an outlet in future editions of the festival, please email us at [email protected].

How can I contribute to the festival?

Dhaka Lit Fest has a wonderful group of supporters within Bangladesh, and around the world—without whom Dhaka Lit Fest would not be possible. You can also become a Friend or a Patron of the festival. In addition, there are opportunities to become a Sponsor. Please email [email protected] for details.

Can I visit Dhaka Lit Fest from outside Bangladesh?

Yes! For logistical help email us at [email protected]. We can also organise customised tours in and around Dhaka for our foreign guests.

I’m a member of the Press. How do I get press accreditation to cover the festival?

If you would like to pre-register, please send an email to [email protected] with your details. Also, if you wish to interview any of our authors, email us your requests and we can help you arrange for the same.

Are books available at Dhaka Lit Fest?

Books by Dhaka Lit Fest speakers are available at the festival bookstore. Authors will also sign their books there. Watch out for announcements and keep an eye out on our socials!

What is DLF doing to be more environment-friendly?

This year at DLF 2023 we are proud to be partnering with CSD-ULAB – The Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and BPCL – Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Limited, in our endeavour to be more environment-friendly.

What will my information be used for when I register?

We use the collective data from registration to learn about the demographic that attends the festival. This will help us organise future festivals better. We use your information carefully and privately and it is not sold to any third party, so you can rest assured that your information will be kept confidential.

Are there any items I am not allowed to bring in from outside?

No items of food or drinks will be allowed from outside. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the venue.

Cigarettes will be available for purchase at the venue at designated smoking booths inside the festival.

Drugs, alcohol, lighters, matches, cigarettes and any tobacco-related products will not be allowed at the venue.

Flammable items, weapons, and explosives are strictly prohibited and punishable by law.

Please note that NO bags will be allowed at the venue. Wallets or purses must be smaller than 5"x 10".

What are the return and refund policies for purchasing tickets?

There are no refunds and returns applicable after purchasing tickets.