Program Tags: Literature


Main Program | Local Culture in Literature

Local traditions are important to carry critical pieces of culture as well as form a foundation for our families and society. Join the panel to talk about how they present …

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Main Program | Publishing in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s publishing scene continues to grow and evolve, but not without its unique challenges. For a region with such immensely rich cultures, histories, and languages, its many locally-celebrated writers …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Michael Vatikiotis

Lives Between the Lines is a family story of Michael Vatikiotis’s grandparents and parents in the Levant, spanning from the mid-1800s to the end of the Second World War in …

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Main Program | Women in Fiction

What are the challenges faced by females writing in male-populated genres? Does gender-based discrimination still exist, or has it shifted? Diana Reid, author of Love & Virtue, Ramayda Akmal author, …

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Main Program | Combatting Racism through Creative Practice

As we strive to improve conversations about race, racism, and racial justice, the environment in which we’re speaking seems to be constantly shifting. Our writers and poets offer their different …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Audrey Magee

In Audrey Magee’s beautifully crafted novel, The Colony, she explores character, language, culture, and place on a picturesque Irish island and the impact of political systems and imperialism. Magee discusses …

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Main Program | Young Adult Fiction

Young adult fiction can empower, educate and inspire future generations, but when writing about challenging issues, such as climate change, child trafficking, and racial discrimination, YA writers must decide how …

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Main Program | Connecting Life with Words: The Women Powering Poetry

Poetry is an invitation for introspection, an opportunity to reveal your unique voice and unearth what it is yours to express. Join our speakers as they discuss their relationship with …

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Main Program | Emerging Writers: Draft to First Publication

“Publishing your debut novel fills you with excitement and a fair amount of anxiety. We live in a noisy world, and it can be challenging for new writers to make …

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Main Program | Barriers To Meaning: Working Across Languages

How do we work across different languages? Words often elude direct translation and subtextual references, slang, and euphemisms in one language often mean something different in another. Join Tiffany Tsao, …

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