How Macau plans to bridge the world with words
This November hosts a number of literary festivals in the first week. The Singapore Writers’ Festival, the Hong Kong International Literary festival and now Macau has announced another literary festival from November 5 th to 7 th.
The Macau festival even has an event in conjunction with Cha, An Asian Journal, the first literary English online magazine with its base in Hongkong.
The 12th annual gathering of APWT the Asia Pacific’s largest and longest-running network of writers, translators, editors and publishers will feature authors from a host of nations across the Asia Pacific will be joining us including Behrooz Boochani, Omid Tofighian, Tim Baker, Melanie Mununggurr Williams, Linh Dinh, Aaron Chapman, Alan Vaarwek, Ashwani Kumar and Elizabeth Woods, as well as Macau authors such as Jenny Lao-Phillips, and Portuguese author Valério Romão.
Hosted in a different city around the Asia Pacific region each year, the Asia Pacific Writers & Translators will host a three-day program of panels, workshops, readings, book launches and cultural events designed to link Asia Pacific literature to the world. This year’s theme ‘Bridging Worlds with Words’ highlights APWT’s diverse member base and the power of literature and the literary community to bridge the gaps between us.
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