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mardi 23 août 2011

The ASIA-PACIFIC WRITING PARTNERSHIP


The ASIA-PACIFIC WRITING PARTNERSHIP

Key event for 2011

‘Writing Out of Asia’ (Perth, 2-5 December)

Roundtables and Workshops on Writing, Teaching Creative Writing, Translation and Editing in the Asia-Pacific

hosted by

THE WESTERLY CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA,

in conjunction with

The 14th Biennial Symposium on Literatures and Cultures of the Asia Pacific Region

Asia-Pacific Literature and Culture in the Era of the Digital Revolution’

The Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership (APWP, or APWriters) invites registration for its open Roundtable discussions led by short provocative presentations focused on teaching creative writing, translation, and editing in the Asia-Pacific region. Places are limited and online registration here essential. Please register early to ensure a place. ‘Provocateurs’ will include Xu Xi, Alvin Pang, Harry Aveling, Kate Griffin, Wendy Wright, Isagani Cruz, Shelley Kenigsberg among others.

Times: Friday, 2-3.30 pm, 2 December, 2011 & Monday, 2-5 pm, 5 December, 2011

Cost AU$10.00 — this covers attendance at all Roundtables. One registration covers attendance at all.

For ROUNDTABLE Registration click HERE.

WORKSHOPS: These are informal and interactive Literary Conversations with some practical exercises. You need no qualifications to join these half-day sessions, only an interest in the area. Places are limited. Your registration will not be complete until payment is received. If you have trouble paying on line, contact admin@apwriters.com.

Narrative Prose (Fiction & CNF) Workshop

This session is suitable for those writing or seeking to write fiction or creative non-fiction, especially those with a general interest in Asia, even if your own writing is not necessarily Asia-based.

Time: 2-5 pm, Saturday 3 December, 2011.

Presenter: Xu Xi is Writer-in-Residence at the City University of Hong Kong where she oversees an international, low-residency MFA in Creative Writing specializing in writing of Asia in English. She is also Faculty Chair at the low-residency MFA in Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts, USA. (www.xuxiwriter.com). Xu Xi is also a Board member and the former Chair of the Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership.

Cost: AU$30

Venue: University of Western Australia, Perth (room to be advised)

TO REGISTER for Narrative Prose, click HERE.

Poetry Workshop

This session is suitable for those writing poetry, especially those with a general interest in Asia and elsewhere beyond Australia’s borders.

Time: 2-5 pm, Saturday 3 December, 2011.

Presenter: John Mateer is the author of several books of poems, chapbooks that have appeared in Australia, South Africa, Japan, Sumatra, Macau and Portugal, and the prosebook Semar’s Cave: an Indonesian Journal. He has been writer-in-residence in Japan, China, Indonesia, Portugal, Egypt, and was a fellow at the Iowa International Writing Program. In recent years he has been invited to read at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria and at PEN’s Free the Word Festival in London. His latest books are The West: Australian Poems 1989-2009 (Fremantle Press) and Southern Barbarians (Giramondo) .

Cost: AU$30

Venue: University of Western Australia, Perth (room to be advised on registration)

TO REGISTER for POETRY, click HERE.

Translation Workshop

This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in language, literature, culture and social interactions. It will explore some of the ways in which works of Modern Southeast Asian Literature have challenged conventional assumptions about reason and the acceptable expression of emotion. Previous courses in literature and/or Southeast Asian Studies are relevant but not essential.

Times: 2-5 pm Saturday, 3 December, 2011.

Presenter: Harry Aveling specialises in Indonesian and Malay Literature and Translation Studies, and has taught courses on these subjects in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. He held the position of Distinguished Visiting Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at Ohio University during Spring Quarter 2011.

Cost: AU$30

Venue: University of Western Australia, Perth (room to be advised)

TO REGISTER for Transltion, click HERE.

Editing Workshop

What is editing? When should writers put on their editor’s hat and what should they do with it on? This workshop will introduce the main elements that writers use to polish work and ready it for publication. This session is suitable for anyone wanting to learn how to edit their own writing. You may bring a piece of work (±1000 wds) to the session but it is not necessary.

Time: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm, Sunday 4 December, 2011.

Presenter: Shelley Kenigsberg is a freelance editor, writer and trainer who works with writers and publishing houses in a range of genres. She has mentored many authors, edited a range of books and been a trainer of writers and editors. She has led long and short courses for editors, writers, language institutes, private corporations and at literary festivals in Australia, Indonesia, Japan and South Africa; been a panellist and presented courses at literary festivals and writers’ centres internationally. She inspired an initiative called Editing in Paradise (www.editinginparadise.com)

Cost: AU$30

Venue: University of Western Australia, Perth (Venue advised on registration)

TO REGISTER for Editing, click HERE.

SYMOPSIUM REGISTRATION: You must register directly with The Westerly Centre for the symposium 14th Biennial Symposium on Literatures and Cultures of the Asia Pacific Region if you wish to attend this separate forum being held in conjunction with ‘Writing Out of Asia’. For the Symposium, go to http://www.westerlycentre.uwa.edu.au/news_and_events/2011_symposium.

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