Program Tags: The Craft of Writing


Satellite Event | Stories Within Stories with Ruth Ozeki

In her latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, Ruth Ozeki blends sympathetic characters, compelling plot, and contemporary elements from climate change to music and troubled relationships into a …

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Main Program | The Mind of the Children

Cyntha Hariadi’s Kokokan Mencari Arumbawangi and Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie’s Di Tanah Lada both focus on the behaviour and thoughts of children. However, they actually touch on a wider issues, including the chaotic relationship between humans …

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Workshop | Calligraphy and Cyanotype

Experience combining the classic copperplate calligraphy with the atmospheric cyanotype technique. In this multidisciplinary session, you will be introduced to the beauty of ornamental lettering and the expressive, deep-blue photographic …

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Main Program | Bringing History to Today

History often becomes the inspiration for multiple literary works. Interpretation of events, along with mixing facts and fiction to compose new stories, become a challenging playroom for writers. Listen to …

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Workshop | Digital Spaces

In today’s digital ecosystem, anyone can share their opinions and news with the public, by using social media, blogs, and even with citizen journalism platforms. Unfortunately, these fast-paced demands do …

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Main Program | It’s Alright to Not Be Alright

Mental health issues do not get the same attention and understanding as other health issues. They are often considered as individual problems, and not a cultural and social effect. Those …

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Main Program | Islands of Abandonment

What happens to wildlife when humans have retreated to certain places because of conflict or disaster? Cal Flyn’s Islands on Abandonment brings together some of the most desolate ghost towns …

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Main Program | The Animals in That Country

Described as a unique, brave piece of work that speaks to our world at this time, Laura Jean Mackay’s award-winning novel, The Animals in That Country, takes us on an …

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Festival Club | Ponti

Considered one of the most extraordinary young talents to debut in recent years, Sharlene Teo’s first novel, Ponti, was described by Ian McEwan as “remarkable,” praising the way “her characters glow …

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Main Program | New Spaces

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the creative behaviour of artists, including writers and readers. Digital-based writing media are increasingly emerging, as is the presence of literacy appreciation activities in cyberspace. …

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