Rappadi Open Air Auditorium hosted the fourth edition of the Palakkad Literary Festival on February 2nd and 3rd 2018. Critic Asha Menon, the Festival Director and M. G. S. Narayanan were the Chief Patron. The function was inaugurated by the Marathi writer and Dalit activist Sharankumar Limbale. Writers Sethu and C.V. Balakrishnan were the Chief Guests. Mr. A. K. Balan, Minister for Culture was the Chief Guest at the Valedictory Function.
The function was organised with the collective effort of Santhakumaran Thampi Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs, Palakkad Press Club and the Santham Literary Magazine. This two-day event had 14 sessions. Eminent writers in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Marathi addressed the function.