Get ready for a vibrant celebration of literature!
The DESIblitz Literature Festival 2023 is returning to Birmingham from 20 – 29 October and will feature some of the biggest names in British South Asian writing, fiction, poetry, storytelling, music, film, TV and publishing as well as exciting up and coming talent.
Showcasing the real breadth of talent and creativity in British South Asian literature today, themed events will feature crime fiction, children’s fiction, historical fiction, poetry readings, memoir, as well as discussions about diversity in British publishing, with a variety of music from Bangla to Punjabi Folk Music being performed.
The DESIblitz Literature Festival also has a focus on bringing writing, storytelling and culture from South Asia to schools across the UK with the DESIblitz Truck Art Bus. The Truck Art Bus was decorated last year by world-renowned professional truck artist Haider Ali from Pakistan and has so far visited 11 schools and will be at the festival this year with a programme of storytelling from a range of South Asian cultures.
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME
KULVINDER GHIR | NINA WADIA | SANJEEV KHOLI
SAIMA MIR | AJAY CHOWDHURY | MELISSA ADDEY
NASH RAMJI | DR. SHAHED YOUSAF | KAVITHA RAO | TIPPA IRIE
BALI RAI | JASBINDER BILAN
ANGELA RIDEAU | ABDA KHAN | CHARNJIT GILL
JAAG COLLECTIVE | RUPINDER KAUR | SHAMIM AZAD
SHARENA LEE SATTI | SUMERA FARMAN | SUNA AFSHAN
TIPPA IRIE | CHANNI SINGH | GERWAL TWINS
HARBANS SINGH JANDHU | KULWANT SINGH BHAMRAH
DIVERSITY IN BRITISH PUBLISHING
HABIBA DESAI | POOJA AGGARWAL | ZAYNAH ALI | NICK WELLS
For full details on the 2023 DESIblitz Literature Festival as well as ticket details, visit https://www.desiblitz.com/literaturefestival/