DATES: 5-7 December, 2018

VENUE: Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia.

THEME: 'Dreams, Ecology, Integrity: Creative Writing in the 21st Century'

The 11th annual Asia Pacific Writers and Translators event Dreams, Ecology and Integrity: Creative Writing in the 21st Century brings together the largest network of of writers and publishing industry professionals in the Asia Pacific Region and will run from 5-7th December 2018 in partnership with the Griffith University.

We expect over 200 writers, translators, publishers, agents and other creative writing industry professionals to attend the event from over 22 countries in the region and further afield.

The aim of APWT’s annual events is to provide a unique platform for engagement with international publishing networks particularly in the Asia Pacific.

This year’s theme, Dreams, Ecology and Integrity: Creative Writing in the 21st Century will focus on how writing contributes to environmental and social justice issues while celebrating the imaginative possibilities of the form. Panels, discussion groups, readings, and book launches will revolve around the various interpretations of this theme.

Staged in Australia for the first time in seven years, this year’s program aims to introduce and highlight the diversity of Australian voices and writing. As part of a two-year program, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Australia-ASEAN Council, we will engage Indigenous Australian writers alongside a number of Indigenous writers from India and beyond.


Registration to be a program participant opens on June 1st. Watch this space for registration details. Prior to this date you can send expressions of interest with areas of expertise and a bionote to APWT Director Sanaz Fotouhi. Please note that registration for the program and being an APWT member does not guarantee the possibility of presenting on a panel. This year all paid APWT members will get $40 off their registrations, plus a lot of newly added bonuses. To become a financial member, click here.

In 2018, for the first time, APWT will open up to public. Registration to attend as an audience member opens in late October.  


There are opportunities to promote your services, organization or business throughout the APWT program. We encourage publishers and programs in the creative writing and publishing industry to consider benefiting from the opportunity of exposing their products and services to over 200 people from around the world. For more information on how to do this, contact our team.