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05 Nov 2019 - 07 Nov 2019

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators APWT2019 conference - Macau

The Asia Pacific Writers and Translators annual conference will be held in Macau 5-7 November, 2019, on the theme ‘Bridging Worlds with Words’

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Run in conjunction with our institutional partner, the University of Macau, #APWT2019 features a stellar line up of feature authors, editors, emerging writers and translators from around the globe including Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian, Linh Dinh, Melanie Mununnggurr-Wiliams, Eleanor Goodman, Alan Vaarwerk, Ashwani Kumar, Elizabeth Woods, Aaron Chapman and Tim Baker and you! Register Here and tell us how you would like to be involved.

Inspired by the notion of Macau as a city of bridges our event will focus on the power of words and narrative to bridge the gaps between us – whether they be social, political or cultural. As a community of writers we are all well aware of the enormous impact words have to transform our internal landscapes but literature can change the worlds we live in too. In the words of revered feminist author and civil rights activist Audre Lorde, ‘Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.’ This theme will infuse our programming for 2019 and we look forward to hearing your ideas and contributions to this theme.

#APWT2019 will also feature a sidebar event on the 9th of November in Hong Kong run in conjunction with our partner Cha - An Asian Literary Journal.