To celebrate our 10th birthday Dahlia Books presents #Homeby10 Fest, an online event taking place across 10 days in October. Bringing various strands of our work together for the first time, #Homeby10 aims to support new and emerging writers by offering advice and inspiration through a series of talks and workshops.

Featuring: Laura Besley, Susmita Bhattacharya, CG Menon, Rebecca Burns, Deepa Anappara, Divya Ghelani, Rishi Dastidar, Emma Smith-Barton, Laura Pearson, Vaseem Khan and Kia Abdullah alongside exciting new voices.

Our virtual festival bookshop will be run by independent bookseller Newham Bookshop. Attendees will have the option to purchase books at the time of booking their ticket by clicking on ‘Book Stall’.

We’re thrilled to include a series of pre-festival events and masterclasses on writing and developing short fiction which will be delivered as part of our annual Short Story September campaign.

See the full programme for Homeby10 Fest and book your ticket via Eventbrite.

Organised and programmed by Farhana Shaikh, Dahlia Publishing.

Made possible with generous support from ALCS.

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for-profit organisation started by writers for the benefit of all types of writers. Owned by its members, ALCS collects money due for secondary uses of writers’ work. It is designed to support authors and their creativity, ensure they receive fair payment and see their rights are respected. It promotes and teaches the principles of copyright and campaigns for a fair deal. It represents over 100,000 members, and since 1977 has paid around £500 million to writers.

For sponsorship enquiries please contact Farhana via email on f.shaikh@dahliapublishing.co.uk