Last updated: 2016-04-05

Workshops, Readings and Panel Discussion from Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program, 12-13 Apr.

The Sun Yat-sen University Center for English-language Creative Writing &
Center for Australian Studies, Sun Yat-sen University present


Workshops, Readings and Panel Discussion
from
Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program


Event 1: Workshops
Time: Tuesday 12 April, 2016
Venue: Room 301 & Room 305, School of Foreign Languages Building

Join writers from across cultures for these workshops. The WrlCE program aims to further the knowledge, creativity, skills and cultural perspectives of writers from the Asia-Pacific region.

Workshop 1: Telling Stories (9am – 11am)
Michele Lee and Maggie Tiojakin
This workshop presents an opportunity for participants to explore different approaches to storytelling, with a focus on language, imagery and characterisation.

Workshop 2: Contemporary Approaches to Fiction (11am – 1pm)
Mary Rokonadravu and Eliza Vitri Handayani
This workshop focuses on the nature of fiction writing and techniques such as character, voice and structure.

Workshop 3: Contemporary Approaches Nonfiction (1pm – 3pm)
Larry Ypil and Ara Sarafian
This workshop will allow participants to explore the traditions and principles of nonfiction storytelling such as form, narrative and technique.


Event 2: Readings and Panel Discussion
Time: 7pm-9pm, Wednesday 13 April 2016
Venue: Lecture Hall 101, School of Foreign Languages

DAI Fan, Alice Pung and Lawrence Ypil in conversation with Francesca Rendle-Short
This public event will feature a panel of distinguished writers from Australia, China and the Philippines, who will discuss the contemporary vitality of writing around the world today. This event will provide a platform for writers from around the world to discuss their critically acclaimed work and engage with local readers and writers.
Participants include DAI Fan, a Chinese writer who is an essayist and novelist; Lawrence Ypil, an essayist and poet from Cebu, Philippines; and Alice Pung, an acclaimed Australian writer who writes across genres and who is published as a novelist, memoirist, children’s author and essayist.
They will be in discussion with Francesca Rendle-Short, co-director of WrlCE, and a writer of nonfiction and fiction.
The WrlCE Program aims to further the knowledge, creativity, skills and cultural perspectives of writers from the Asia-Pacific region.