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Writing event: The Asian Writer Festival

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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.

 

 

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