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...
Next Year, Manila!12th October 2014
This year’s conference was the most successful yet. Thanks to everyone who took pictures, many of which you can see on the APWT Facebook page. There’s a wrap up of the event on this site.
Our 2015 conference will be held in Manila, 22-25 October, hosted by the University of the Philippines (UP) with support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and other major [...]Read more...
Announcing Our New Online Magazine12th October 2014
We are excited to announce LEAP+, our new online magazine, with contributions for its launch issue from writers around Asia and beyond.
LEAP+ will provide pragmatic advice on creative writing, editing, literary translation, finding publishers, opportunities to present new work, and places to find writer peers and mentors. We also seek to provide current lists of events and opportunities for writers and translators in the Asia [...]Read more...