An Evening of Urdu Poetry at MMU Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester, 20 February 2018, free entry - Visit now
To launch Manchester City of Literature’s celebrations of the UNESCO initiative International Mother Language Day, the Manchester Metropolitan University is hosting its first-ever poetry Mushaira, a poetry symposium and forum for free expression, traditional to Pakistan, North India and the Deccan, where poets gather to perform their works. Zahid Hussain, author of The Curry Mile, and fellow members of the Manchester Muslim Writers group will be introducing Urdu-speaking poets from Manchester and beyond, with work performed in both Urdu and English. They will be joined by Anjum Malik, Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Writing School at Man Met, and special guests.
Tickets are free, but should be booked in advance via Eventbrite.
An Evening of Urdu Poetry at MMU Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester