Bradford Literature Festival 2017
After last years debut at the Bradford Literature Festival with the book launch of Marmaduke Pickthall: British Muslim, Beacon Books were proud once again to launch another book at this year’s fantastic festival. On Sunday 9th July we launched Jami Morris’s excellent new volume translation of Diwan Hafiz which we published as The Collected Ghazals of Hafiz: With the Original Farsi Poems, English Translation, Transliteration and Notes. The was a fantastic turnout for the event including a visitor all the way from Shiraz in Iran – the home town of Hafiz!
The Bradford Literature Festival also hosted one of our newest authors Ron Geaves who was a participant in the Modern Day Mystics event. This event saw poetry readings by the likes of Dh Maitreyabandhu the popular Buddhist writer and the 1991 Booker Prize winner Ben Okri. Ron read poems from our latest publication Rumi Reeds: Poems of a Wayfarer.