25 October 2005

PEN / Asia and Pacific Writers Network: Beyond borders: creative strategies for local / global harmony

Tom Cho's informed me of a reading on Sunday 6 November:
'Beyond borders: creative strategies for local harmony' --

which is part of a larger event:
'Beyond borders – creative strategies for global harmony' -- Celebrating the writers and writing that are situated in, connected to, and that resonate with, the Asia and Pacific regions.

The event on Sunday 6 Nov. 2005 is being organised by the Asia and Pacific Writers Network, and is dedicated to writing, conversations and freedom of speech in the region. Presented by Australian PEN Centre in partnership with Asialink and the Victorian Writers Centre.

In a program of thematically linked readings and panel discussions writers from Asia, the Pacific and Australian writers will explore the regions’ writing, cross the borders of cultures, language, genre and navigate the territory of freedom of speech.

The all-day event of panels and readings will feature writers from the Asia Pacific region (including various international guests) such as Adam Aitken, Shalini Akhil, Arnold Zable, Chandani Lokuge, Cathie Dunsford, Nicholas Jose, Alvin Pang, Tony Birch, and many more.

'Who goes there? Strangers, borders and fear' is one of the segments of the all-day event and will feature readings by Tom Cho, Javant Biarujia and Shalini Akhil that cross borders of genre, culture, identity and fear. This is followed by a discussion along these lines: "At a time when the world is closing down its national borders, boundaries of culture, identity, etc are more fluid, open... - at the intersections of boundaries/borders, new forms, practices, theories...". The panel will feature Chandani Lokuge, Mohit Prasad (from fiji) and goenawan mohamad (from Indonesia) in discussion with Peter Mares (journalist and author).


Details:

Sunday 6 November, 2pm
Trades Hall Bar
54 Victoria St (corner of Lygon St), Carlton South

The full program can be found at
http://www.apwn.net/index.php

Beyond borders – creative strategies for global harmony
Saturday, 6 November 2005

An event of the Asia and Pacific Writers Network, dedicated to writing, conversations and freedom of speech in the region. Presented by Australian PEN Centre in partnership with Asialink and the Victorian Writers Centre.

Celebrating the writers and writing, that are situated in, connect to, and resonate with, the Asia and Pacific regions. In a program of thematically linked readings and panel discussions writers from Asia, the Pacific and Australia explore the regions’ writing, cross the borders of cultures, language, genre and navigate the territory of freedom of speech.

Booking information for Sunday 6 November
A ticket providing entrance to all events on that day can be obtained from the Victorian Writers Centre, 1st Floor Nicholas Building,
37 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Ph: (03) 9654 9068
Email: info@writers-centre.org

Day ticket pre-sale: $35/$30. Concession price available for Victorian Writers Centre and PEN members.
Door price: $40/$35.
Session tickets: $12/$10.

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