The Seoul International Writers' Festival is a global cultural festival that was first held in 2006 to increase readers' opportunities to enjoy literature and to create a venue in Seoul for mutual communication between Korean literature and world literature. A total of 217 local and foreign writers from 54 countries have been invited to the festival as of 2019. The festival aims to become a festival of international scale and status by focusing on multilayered energy created between the world and language, life and literature, and writer and reader through literature. The Seoul International Writers' Festival 2020 will be held under theme, "Writing Tomorrow," and held online on the official website of the festival. The festival is sponsored by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, and the Seoul Design Foundation.