Held to coincide with the pilgrimage of authors and artists to Bali for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, the tenth annual Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Conference will be held in Singaraja from 22-24 October this year, celebrating the theme ‘Global Local: Sharing Stories with the World’.
The theme will focus on local and global narratives from the Asia Pacific region, highlighted through the participation of many Indigenous authors and performers from Indonesia, Australia and beyond. Attending from Australia will be Indigenous award-winning author Melissa Lucashenko, Brenton McKnnea, Marie Mankara and Jane Harrison. They’ll be performing and in conversation with a number of Indigenous participants from Indonesia, including Dayak performers from Kalimantan.
Across the three days participants from over 23 countries will showcase their work, present on panels, network, and conduct workshops with over 150 of their international peers. Local Indonesian writers and artists including Eliza Vitri Handayani and Emmanuela Shinta will appear alongside international participants from the Philippines, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, as well as those from Europe and America.
Thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts, Australian writers and those in the literary and publishing fields will have a strong presence at this year’s event. Representing a diverse range of voices and cultural communities from Australia, they include Rajith Savanadasa, Osamah Sami, Chris Raja, Alia Gabres, Cate Blake, Eleanor Jackson, Ian See, and Roanna Gonsalves.
In a special partnership, APWT ticket holders can receive 20% off their 1-Day and 4-Day Main Program Passes to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.* Information on how to redeem this offer will be distributed by APWT when the UWRF17 full lineup and program is announced in mid-August.
*Offer cannot be used in conjunction with Early Bird ticket prices.