Literary festival 2016
Interface, the literary society of FAST Lahore, organized the first ever Literary Festival on the 8th of April, 2016. The day was jam packed with competitions and talks that started early in the morning and lasted the whole day. Students from schools and universities all across Lahore took part in the various competitions like essay writing, online poetry writing, literary trivia and scrabble. The participants, as well as the students of the campus, got the chance to interact with important literary figures who shared with the students their achievements and literary triumphs. The guests speakers invited for the talks were, Dr. Mehjabeen Abidi, author of Water in the Wilderness, Mr. Imraan Peerzada, the renowned filmmaker, and Ms. Amal Zaraar, an inspirational teenager whose project, Kitabi Keera, led to a book drive that resulted in the creation of 120 libraries. Stalls by Oxford University Press and Digital Realm were also set on campus. Street theatre was performed periodically along the highway for the entertainment of the university students and participants, along with a poetry open mic, where artists recited their original work to an enthralled audience.