Message From The Chair
The New Global Literary Scene
In recent years, authors from the West have dominated the book industry. But the first writers on the planet were Easterners, working in China, Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. And now people in Asia-Pacific are returning to playing a key role in the cultural industries. Want to be part of a more balanced global literary scene? Join us! - Nury Vittachi, Chair, APWTShare Read more...
MANILA!29th April 2015
REGISTRATION HAS OPENED for this year's Asia Pacific Writers and Translators' conference in Manila.
There's still time to propose a panel, and to join one of half a dozen outstanding workshops, or to put down your name to join the open mic readings. APWT's events are springboards to new international markets, a place to find new writer and reader friends.
Full details are on our event's page, [...]Read more...
City University of Hong Kong Closes Asian MFA in Writing29th April 2015
Twenty-five internationally recognised authors have signed a letter to the City University of Hong Kong protesting the university’s decision to close its successful and admired MFA Programme in Creative Writing.
The MFA Programme, established only five years ago by novelist and APWT Director Xu Xi, has brought distinguished writers to the campus. Six books and hundreds of poems, essays, and short stories have been published [...]Read more...