In the year 2014, the Board has also organized the Guwahati Literary Festival along with the Guwahati Book Fair. The Guwahati Literary Festival drew love and attention from the literary community and book lovers. A host of reputed writers from the country and abroad participated in the festival.
Again, under the aegis of National Book Trust, the Board has joined hands in the organization of the Brahmaputra Literary Festival held at Kalakshetra in 2017. The Brahmaputra Literary Festival have seen participation of more than 12 reputed authors from overseas countries and many from different parts of the country. It opened up opportunities for writers, readers and publishers to share with each other and to do business deals as well regarding publishing and translation rights. A number of symposiums held simultaneously on different genres of literature in the festival to enlighten the reading public.
Promoting Young Writers
To inspire the young writers of the state to write books with field study and research, the Board started one new Scheme of Fellowship and called for proposals from young writers on various topics. A total of 100 proposals were selected. Out of those, about 15 projects have been completed as the Board provided financial assistance to those writers and published those books. The remaining projects are also expected to be completed soon.
Literary Programme for Integration
The Publication Board, Assam has initiated a Programme title “SAHAYATRA” in the year 2016 to inspire authors of various linguistic communities
of the state and create brotherhood and integrity among them. It endeavours to provide a sharing platform of consistently high standards
through innovative and resourceful programmes like literary meets, poet’s meet, etc suitable for the current and emerging needs of the prospective writers of the communities.