3 September - Min Jin Lee: Pachinko (Melbourne)
An epic tale spanning four generations of a family, taking them from Korea to Japan, Pachinko explores themes of love, death and survival. Author Min Jin Lee discusses her sprawling new novel, and how it ties into her own heritage and identity.
3 September - Anosh Irani: The Parcel (Melbourne)
A gripping literary page-turner, The Parcel follows a transgender sex worker in Bombay who is given an unexpected task. Join critically-acclaimed Indian–Canadian author Anosh Irani to discuss his novel’s themes of identity, gender, choice and redemption.
6-10 September - Brisbane Writers Festival
Featuring Benjamin Law (pictured), Charlie Ward, Catherine Fox, Jesse Ball, Jeff Sparrow, Jay Kristoff, Julie Koh, John Safran, Min Jin Lee, Nakkiah Lui, Rebecca Shaw, Reni Eddo Lodge, Tania Ona, Tala Rassi, Tibian Wyle, Wai Chim, Yen-Rong Wong and many more.
8 September - Kevin Kwan: Rich People Problems (Brisbane)
Bestselling author Kevin Kwan is back with an uproarious new novel that reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families. Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, soon to be a major motion picture, and China Rich Girlfriend. Born in Singapore, he has called New York’s West Village home since 1995.
8-10 September - Pune International Literary Festival (Pune)
The Pune Literary Fest is now back, with over 4 years of experience, bringing to you an opportunity to listen to learn and interact with over 150 authors, film makers, artists and various other personalities and achievers from various fields.
This year, PILF 2017 will have a huge number of sessions spread over the three days, as we've over 70 sessions in the categories of Adult Fiction, Non Adult Fiction, Young Adults, Marathi, Hindi and Media.
8-10 September - Kimberly Writers Festival (Kununurra)
Love an Australian story? Come to this year’s Kimberley Writers Festival and be inspired, entertained and moved by a great depth of storytelling talent.Now in its 12th year, the 2017 program will include workshops, readings, lunches, music and iconic Kimberley experiences. Featuring Lia Hills, Karla Hart, Fleur McDonald, Ben Pobjie, Danielle Lim and Lucas Proudfoot.
8-10 September - Book Street Carnival (Singapore)
Come one, come all, to BookStreet, the Book Carnival! Meet our eclectic mix of vendors, play carnival games, and win prizes! Join us in our activities and be delighted once again by the literary arts, words and drawings. BookStreet is organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore with the support of the Singapore Management University.
9 September - Saptan Stories: Creative Writing Workshop (Kolkata)
Saptan Stories is part of UK/India 2017; a year-long celebration of modern-day India and its 70-year relationship with the UK. A giant storytelling exercise played out across the web by millions of Indians via an interactive digital platform. This is an activity based session which uses the idea of collaborative storytelling and art creation to inspire young minds. This workshop aims to engage children in innovative and collaborative storytelling through a series of prompts given to them by the facilitator.
9-30 September - Gained in Translation (Singapore)
TranslateSingapore marks its third year as we transform this September into "SG Translation Month". Featuring over 30 local and international speakers, as well as more than 20 programmes spread over four weekends, the festival celebrates our rich linguistic diversity and all things intercultural. It will come to a close on 30 Sep, otherwise known as International Translation Day.
10 September - Panel: Smashing the Stereotype (Brisbane)
This panel will explore the concept of intersectionality and how it seeks to break down the hierarchies of power created by categories and stereotyping. Featuring Reni Eddo-Lodge, Shamara Ransirini, Timmah Ball and Candy Bowers.
14 September - AfterWords: How to Write Kick Ass Flash Fiction (Singapore)
Learn how to develop character whilst being economical with words with Noelle Q. de Jesus, author of Blood Collected Stories, and pioneer of the flash fiction anthology series Fast Food Fiction Short Short Stories To Go and Fast Food Fiction Delivery in the Philippines. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in English Literature from Ateneo de Manila University.
23 September - Improvising Stories Workshop (Singapore)
Every person has a wealth of life experiences and memories stored in them, waiting to be told through stories. In this hands-on workshop, adults will learn to improvise stories by playing games and telling the stories orally. The games played during the workshop will trigger the participants' imagination and memories which they will use to create stories. This workshop is suitable for storytellers, writers, illustrators, teachers, parents and everyone who enjoys using their imagination and building on their communication skills.
24 September - From Asia Literacy to Australia Literacy Seminar #4 (Melbourne)
Narrating one’s own experience is a significant act of empowerment for a person with multicultural backgrounds. However such narrative is often listened to as a story of “ethnic minorities”, not as that of fellow citizens co-dwelling in society. Featuring three acclaimed creative writers, this seminar will discuss the ways in which migrant or diasporic stories are addressed as a member of society and received without being reduced to “their” stories.
28 September - 1 October - National Young Writers Festival (Newcastle)
NYWF is the country’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop music, journalism, autobiography, comedy, songwriting and prose. The festival presents ‘writing’ in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances, readings, installations, and more.
29 September - The Decibels Series Readings (Singapore)
The new series of deciBels (published by Vagabond Press) highlights voices of poets from the Philippine archipelago as well as from the neighboring region of Macau. The voices, as expected, are wonderfully polyphonic—from tones that capture the rich, formal cadence of rhyme and meter to improvisatory streaks of utterance that push against the limits of white space. Join us at BooksActually, and be accompanied by the voices of poets Paul Maravillas Jerusalem & Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr. as they bring you through their stories, In Between Tongues & Hymnal respectively.
29 September - Masterclass: Flash Fiction with Kit de Waal (London)
Always wished you knew the secret to great flash fiction? Then this masterclass is just for you. Discover the different elements of flash fiction and how to construct an entire story in 250 words or less.Just bring your favourite piece of flash – or write one yourself – and prepare to learn how to edit your work with international bestselling author Kit de Waal.
2 October - International Translation Day (London)
It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to come together and debate significant issues within the sector, discuss challenges and celebrate success. The vibrant day-long programme includes seminars on women writers in translation, multilingualism, the state of translation in higher education, alternative routes to publication and translating for the stage.
14 October - The Two-Day Writers Workshop (Delhi)
India's most popular creative writing workshop is coming to Delhi for one weekend. Designed for writers of ALL levels--from complete novices to professionals, and everyone in between--The Write Stuff is the creation of Tall Tales, India's longest-running, live storytelling event series.
21-24 October - Slam Poetry Writing Retreat (Delhi)
DelSlam hosts writing and spoken word poetry retreat for youth in October every year. It is a 3 Days 2 Nights programme where participants from all over India travel to a new city to attend spoken word workshops, writing exercises and open mics. The programme is facilitated by internationally spoken word poet Jamaal Jackson Rogers from Canada. The retreat is an opportunity for participants to live together as a community and experience poetry in all its vastness.