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05 Dec 2018 - 07 Dec 2018

2018 Asia Pacific Writers & Translators conference


The 11th annual Asia Pacific Writers and Translators event Dreams, Ecology and Integrity: Creative Writing in the 21st Century takes place 5-7 December at Gold Coast, Australia. Registration is open.

It brings together the largest network of of writers and publishing industry professionals in the Asia Pacific Region and will run from 5-7th December 2018 in partnership with the Griffith University.

DATES: 5-7 December, 2018

VENUE: Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia.

THEME: ‘Shared Dreams: Creative Practice in a Connected World’

We expect over 200 writers, translators, publishers, agents and other creative writing industry professionals to attend the event from over 22 countries in the region and further afield.

The aim of APWT’s annual events is to provide a unique platform for engagement with international publishing networks particularly in the Asia Pacific.

This year’s theme, ‘Shared Dreams: Creative Practice in a Connected World’ will focus on how writing contributes to environmental and social justice issues while celebrating the imaginative possibilities of the form. Panels, discussion groups, readings, and book launches will revolve around the various interpretations of this theme.

Staged in Australia for the first time in seven years, this year’s program aims to introduce and highlight the diversity of Australian voices and writing. As part of a two-year program, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Australia-ASEAN Council, we will engage Indigenous Australian writers alongside a number of Indigenous writers from India and beyond.

Registration open

Early bird rates until 1st October