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OzAsia Festival: Writing China

October 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

OzAsia Festival partners with Open State to present a day-long series of FREE transcultural, transmedia events.

Writing China is a literary banquet of talks and panels, with speakers from Australia and Greater China including Jingfang Hao and Dorothy Tse.

11am – 11:45am
PANEL: Macau Days
In this panel renowned artist John Young, acclaimed writer Brian Castro, and award-winning composer/media artist Luke Harrald talk about their collaboration on Macau Days, an exhibition exploring Macau’s rich transcultural history as the oldest European settlement in Asia.

12pm – 12:45pm
TALK: WeChat World
How will new online platforms impact the future of writing and publishing? Dr Xiang Ren of the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture discusses transmedia convergence and new models of digital literary publishing.

1pm – 2pm
PANEL: Writing China for Performance
At the beginning of 2017 four theatre productions exploring Chinese themes were presented on main stages in Australia. A coincidence – or does this herald a new future where Australian writing for the stage turns its focus to the connections between Australia and China? Panellists: Annette Shun Wah, Tim Roseman, Merlynn Tong

2:30pm – 3:15pm
PANEL: Growing Up Asian In Australia
10 years on from Alice Pung’s collection on the experiences of Asian Australians, what’s changed? In partnership with National Young Writers’ Festival, the founders of a bold new literary magazine Pencilled In Magazine continue the conversation. Panellists: Yen-Rong Wong, Rachel Ang, with special guest Julie Koh.

3.30pm – 4.15pm
PANEL AND READING: This is the love you give me
Melbourne-based blogger and writer Anthony speaking about the creative process behind his picture book for adults. This panel also includes a bilingual performative reading by actor Alice Qin.

4.30pm – 6pm
This panel features our international guests Jingfang Hao (Folding Beijing) and Dorothy Tse (Snow and Shadows) along with Sydney-based writer Julie Koh (Portable Curiosities). Jingfang and Dorothy will both be giving bilingual readings.


October 8, 2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


Open State
Victoria Square
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia


OzAsia Festival


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