6-8 April - Newcastle Writers Festival (Newcastle)
Featuring Amal Awad, Alex Morris, Carolyn McKay, Bruce Pascoe, Cherie Johnson, Holly Ringland, Gretel Killeen, Julie Koh, Julia Baird, Minerva Khodabande, Nancy Cushing, Nick Toscano, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Zeny Giles and many more.
9 April - Book Launch: China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity (Canberra)
The Australian Centre on China in the World invites you to celebrate the Canberra launch of its premier annual publication: the China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity. The book will be launched by Dr Andrew Leigh MP, with an introduction by ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt. CIW Director and Yearbook co-editor Dr Jane Golley will lead a panel discussion with Yearbook contributors: Dr Natalie Köhle, Dr Graeme Smith, and Ms Wen Meizhen.
11 April - China Files Presents: The China Mission Book Talk (New York)
Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs Daniel Kurtz-Phelan will be speaking about his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a story covering the tumultuous aftermath of WWII, frantic U.S. engagement with China, and what led to the moment America “lost” the Middle Kingdom. He will be in conversation with Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell.
12 April - Public Conversation: Australian Literature in China with Professor Li Yao (Sydney)
You are invited to the book launch for Professor Li Yao’s ten-volume translation of Australian literature. Professor Li Yao is one of China’s best-known translators of Australian writing and his translated Australian authors include Alex Miller, Alexis Wright, Brian Castro, Colleen McCullough, Nicholas Jose, Patrick White, Thomas Keneally, etc.
19 April - The Asia Society Book Club (Zurich)
At our next Asia Society Book Club, we will discuss the novel Pachinko which was published in 2017 by the Korean-American author Min Jin Lee. It is a New York Times Bestseller and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.
21-22 April - Introduction to Storytelling (Singapore)
If you are interested in storytelling, but don't know where to start, this workshop facilitated by Sheila Wee, is for you. In 10-hours (over one weekend) of hands-on training, it will give you a firm grounding in storytelling skills. You will leave the workshop with one ready to tell story and the tools to learn and tell more stories.
21-22 April - Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (California)
Featuring Arvin Ahmadi, Viv Albertine, Kim, Addonizio, Gilbert Abrego, Robin Abcarian, Ben Adair, Kirsten Chen, Roshani Chokshi, Glory Edim, Ashley Farmer, Diana Gabaldon, Lisa Fung, Caleb Finch, Adam Federman and many more.
25 April - Book Launch: Fear of the Bucket List by Dr Kamilla Holst (Hong Kong)
In her book, The Fear Bucket List, first-time author Dr. Kamilla Holst shares her personal story of struggling with extreme abuse, and how she won her battle over fear. For Kamilla, the journey towards truly living again began with pushing through her fear and pain to take back control of her life. Limited edition signed copies of the book will also be available for purchase.
25-29 April - The Bocas Literary Festival (Port of Spain)
Founded in 2011, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in April is Trinidad and Tobago’s premier annual literary festival: a lively celebration of books, writers, writing, and ideas, with a Caribbean focus and international scope. The Festival brings together readers and writers from Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, and the wider world for a thrilling programme of readings, performances, workshops, discussions, film screenings, and more.
28 April - Workshop: Roles of Animals in Stories for Children and Young Adults (Singapore)
Explore the portrayal of animals as companion animals and as farmed animals in children's literature in this interactive session. The workshop will also offer suggestions for how to more closely align the animals' portrayal with their reality.
30 April-6 May - Sydney Writers Festival (Sydney)
Featuring Ali Al Haj, Manal al-Sharif, Eddie Ayres, Tonya Alexandra, Melanie Cheng, Anna Clark, Felicity Castagna, Irin Carmon, Georgia Chapman, Eileen Chong, Richard Fidler, Sarah Ferguson, Remy Low, Nakkiah Lui, Amelia Lester, Isabel Lo and many more.
3-5 May - 4th World Conference on Women's Studies (Colombo)
This year’s conference theme addresses the future of Women’s Studies, by highlighting the importance of bridging gaps between academia and practice, translating theory into meaningful and sustainable change, and exploring new understandings of persisting grievances, such as violence against women. Moreover, as we consider how to chart pathways forward, we are challenged to consider the ethics of conducting research on women and gender-diverse subjects, sharing other women’s stories, and reflecting on our own positionality throughout this process.