Following directly from the previous event, join Tim Smith for a poetic symposium that celebrates Gujarati culture with poetry and discussion.

Bradford Literature Festival is proud to come together with poetry collective Gujarati Writers Forum for a celebration of Gujarati literary heritage that will feature some of the best Gujarati poets from the across the country, all performing original work. It’s a wonderful opportunity to hear this poetry recited in its mother tongue, which is such an important part of preserving the language for future generations.

Join us first to celebrate ‘India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain’, a major new exhibition by renowned photographer Tim Smith exploring the history of the trade and migration between these different places. We’ll then be serving traditional food before the mushaira begins.



Gujarati Writers Forum

The Gujarati Writers Forum has published 19 books since it was founded 25 years ago, by people aiming to preserve their language and express themselves in Britain.