I am delighted to have been invited, to take part in the New Writing Literary Showcase Finale, to read my poetry along side Tim Grayson and Shruti Chauhan. It is most timely that Farhana Sheikh Editor & Publisher of Dahlia publishing, has organised Leicesters first New Writing Festival, with the support of partners ranging from local universities,e.g. Centre for New Writing & De Montfort Indian Summer, etc. The Festival offers a number of national and international literary stars in attendance. This truly reflects a city now with a flourishing literary scene and the focus on new writing is well judged.
The festival offers a number of important, how to do writing events, e.g Short Story Writing, and TV etc, as well as discussions, Q & A with Writers, and readings/performances. All the events take place in and around the vibrant Leicester Cultural Quarter, so easily accessed with its attractive lively Cafe Bars to visit in between. I am sure this new Festival will lead to bigger and greater things in the future for literature and the city.