The Asian Writer Festival

Join us to celebrate our tenth birthday in London.

For one day only, The Asian Writer will bring together the contents of its website – interviews, masterclasses and features on literary trends – in a live format. The festival aims to support and encourage writers, by offering advice and inspiration and seeks to raise the profile of emerging voices.

We’ve dipped into the archives, unearthed some treasures, and put together a programme that will inspire and delight. Featuring: Roopa Farooki, Mahsuda Snaith, Vaseem Khan, Radhika Swarup, Lynne E. Blackwood, AA Dhand, Rishi Dastidar, Juliet Pickering, Susmita Bhattacharya, Emma Smith-Barton, Lorella Belli, Rukhsana Yasmin as well as emerging new voices.

View the full programme and book your ticket

Bursaries available:

Spread the Word, London’s writer development agency, are offering three bursaries for writers to attend the festival. The bursary (valued at £45) is available for writers on a low-income and includes an all-day ticket and one workshop session. If you would like to apply for this place please write to f.shaikh@dahliapublishing.co.uk by 29th September, stating why you’d like to attend the event and how the bursary would benefit you.

We are grateful to our sponsors and partners for their generous support:

The Literary ConsultancyIndependent Publishers GuildArvonWriting Magazine, Spread the WordMslexiaWasafiri