The UK’s leading British South Asian Literary Festival, organised by DESIblitz.com is due to begin on Saturday.
Running from 18th September until 1st October 2021, the Desiblitz Literature Festival aims to champion the work of the UK’s South Asian literary stars as well as raise awareness of the lack of diversity in the UK publishing industry.
Although the festival is designed to encourage young and aspiring British Asian writers, it’s open to all.
Based in Birmingham, the festival will be running a mix of in-person and digital events across the next couple of weeks. Live events will be taking place at The Rep Centre and B Music (formally Symphony Hall,) in the city centre.
As well as workshops, panel events and poetry readings, the festival will showcase 18 leading writers and thinkers of South Asian decent.
People appearing at the event include Imtiaz Dharker, Saima Mir, Serena Patel and Sarfraz Manzoor amongst others.
Tickets to events are free with the exception of three headline events – Sathnam Sanghera, Nikesh Shukla and a panel event on Cultural Representation in Literature. Tickets for these events are £2.99.
For more information on the events and on how to book into an event, visit, https://www.desiblitz.com/arts/events/
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