This year’s Asia Pacific Writers & Translators (APWT) gathering in Bali marks APWT’s 10th birthday. This year’s event, titled ‘Global Local: Sharing Stories with the World’, promises to be an exciting event bringing together nearly 200 people from around the world. It takes place 22-24 October and will be hosted by the Ganesha University of Education also known as Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha.
APWT is now one of Asia’s longest running and most unique literary networking organisations in the region.
Registration for the meeting is open.
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Throughout its history, one of APWT’s aims has always been to engage the local community and their literature and open up a dialogue between international participants and local writers, artists and cultural producers. This year, we have made an extra effort to enhance local engagement. That is why, as a first of its kind, we are presenting a series of special panels on Indonesian literature and culture.
In addition, this year’s program also includes an emphasis on Indigenous narratives. Thanks to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia–ASEAN Council, Indigenous writers from Australia will join us in Bali to share their stories with our audiences. We have put them in conversation with
local indigenous writers and groups as a way to open up a space for dialogue.