20/09/2017 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Writing event: The Asian Writer Festival

58278fa8-a2d5-4013-8294-dc6af501f6a0

 

The online Asian Writer magazine is holding an all-day festival for writers on 21 October

Writing Magazine is delighted to be supporting the Asian Writer Festival, which has been programmed by Asian Writer editor and Dahlia Publishing founder Farhana Shaikh, and aims to support and encourage new writers and raise the profile of emerging voices. The Festival will feature creative writing workshops, masterclasses, author, agent and editor panels and the launch of the Dividing Lines anthology of new fiction from the Asian Writer Short Story Prize 2016.

The keynote speech will be given by Roopa Farooki, author of The Good Children (pictured) and writers appearing at the Festival include debut authors Mahsuda Snaith and Radhika Swarup and crime and thriller authors Vaseem Khan, Sanjida Kay and WM cover star AA Dhand.

The Festival will take place on 21 October at the Royal Asiatic Society in London. All-day tickets cost £30 and workshops need to be booked separately. Writer development agency Spread the Word is offering three bursaries for writers on low incomes. Applications may be made for these up to 29 September.

For full details, see the website.

 

 

For all the latest publishing news, subscribe to Writing Magazine or download our app

 

Register and sign up for our newsletter for late-breaking news, more competitions and exclusive content

Back to News

20/09/2017 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Writing bursary: The Kimberley Chambers Kickstart Prize

The new bursary will provide a £1,000 launchpad for a writer who needs a leg up ...


The Marian Keyes novel-writing scholarship with Curtis Brown Creative

The bestselling Irish author is funding a place on CBC's six-month online course for a writer in need of ...


The Daily Mail Random House First Novel Competition invites entries

Win a £20,000 advance for a novel for adult readers in the competition for unpublished novelists ...


UK indie market: Valley Press

Valley Press has a submission window open until July ...


Other News

Get the new Writing Magazine!

Spring clean your writing with the June issue, in shops today! ...


Scholarship opportunity: Writers by Nature

The British Council is offering six scholarships to young British and German writers with a particular ...


Win a £30,000 Bonnier Zaffre publishing deal in Richard & Judy's Search for a Bestseller 2018

The annual competition is for first-time authors with the potential to become bestsellers ...


Crime writers - want to go behind the scenes of a murder investigation?

Inside Justice is running Crime Live in London on 10 May ...