Platform Conference for Black & Asian Writers -Farhana Sheikh Dahlia Publishing Delivers Historic Excellent National Conference

The Platform Conference 4th & %th March 2023, organised by visionary Farhana Shaikh of Dahlia Publishing, an author, publisher, editor, mentor and literary activist, and brilliant conference organiser, based in Leicester. The Platform Conference, was an astounding success, offering important Topics, Panel Speakers, Workshops, with excellent Writers, Black and Asian, with national and international profiles and reach.

The collective and individual, range, the diverse backgrounds, expertise, insights, and success of all these Writers was truly remarkable! There were a large number of Conference attendees, with good questions and positive comments. Farhana is to be highly commended, for putting together such an instructive, informative, inspiring, wholly affirming event – which was accessible online.

Carol Leeming MBE FRSA, was most pleased to be a Panel Member with Wonderfull Writers Gita Raleigh, AM Dassu. Our topic was Finding Your Way as a Writer. We all talked about our individual journeys, and Farhana ably feed in key questions around e.g. about voice, how to nurture your writing craft, how do we sustain ourselves, in a predominately white male publishing literary world.

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