Posted in Arts, Blog WrICE: Photo essay from Hoi An, Vietnam By Lian Low
Our third digital postcard is a photo essay from Xu Xi, an author of nine books of fiction & essays; most recently Access: Thirteen stories (Signal 8 Press, 2011), Habit of a foreign sky (Haven Books, 2010) and Evanescent isles (Hong Kong University Press, 2008). She is currently writer-in residence at City University of Hong Kong and directs their international, low-residency Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. Here are her notes from January 31st, 2015 Pictures at the exhibition of life – from my Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured, Headline WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange) in Vietnam By Lian Low
Last year, Peril was invited to host a conversation with Foreign Soil award winning author and poet Maxine Beneba Clarke in WrICE: Postcard from Singapore as part of the inaugural Digital Writers Festival. Instead of a solitary conversation in her hotel room, Maxine gathered together the other writers in the residency and Peril‘s Editor-at-Large Lian Low facilitated conversations with an array of celebrated literary figures -  Singaporean poet Alvin Pang; Malaysian writers and poets Eddin Khoo and Bernice Chauly; Philippines based writer Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog WrICE: “Nothing is wasted with writing: Promise” By Lian Low
Our second digital postcard is a short audio recording from Hoi An, where WrICE(the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program) residency writers Cate Kennedy, Suchen Christine Lim and Jhoanna Cruz are conversing with WriCE Co-Director Francesca Rendle-Short.  Francesca has titled the recording – “Nothing is wasted with writing: promise”. Says Francesca in her notes, “The mp3 was recorded as we were waiting to go out for an evening after one of our daily workshops, on the steps Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog WrICE Dream By Lian Low
Suchen Christine Lim on her recent writing residency immersion with the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange (WrICE) program. This writing residency is like no other. In most writing residencies, the writer works alone. In the WrICE residency, 12 writers from different parts of S E Asia and Australia spend 10 days together to write and to listen to one another’s work-in-progress, to laugh and cry over, oh, so many things to do with writing and creating, Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Headline Introducing Quan Yeomans – Yum Chat Keynote speaker By Eleanor Jackson
Quan Yeomans Don’t forget, as the Vietnamese community celebrates Tết, the lunar new year – BrisAsia Festival – a month long celebration of Asian art and culture in Brisbane – is well underway. This evening in the Brisbane CBD, Yum Chat will be bringing together creative professionals from a range of disciplines for evening of conversation and networking. Details as follows: Yum Chat, BrisAsia Festival Date: 17 Feb 2015 Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Location: Metro Arts,109 Edward St, Brisbane QLD 4000 Bookings: 07 3403 8888. Quan Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog West Writers Group By Eleanor Jackson
Photo: Courtesy of West Writers Last November, Peril had the pleasure of participating in the West Writers – Our Stories Forum, a detailed and diverse series of events, workshops and launches with editors, writers and story makers as exciting as Omar Musa, Bec Zajac, Christos Tsiolkas, Uncle Larry Walsh and the dynamic crew from Ascension Magazine. This year, West Writers is again issuing a call out for the West Writers’ Group, and Peril Magazine would like to Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Yum Chat – BrisAsia Festival By Eleanor Jackson
Last year, Peril Blogger, Ellie Freeman, shared her responses to the BrisAsia Festival event Yum Chat, which brought together arts professionals and members of the interested public to discuss art and culture in a kind of creative “speed-dating”. This year, this Brisbane City Council initiative, once again celebrates Brisbane’s connections with Asia during BrisAsia Festival from Friday 6 February to Sunday 1 March 2015. As the Council outlines: BrisAsia Festival features traditional and contemporary Asian arts and cultural events across Brisbane. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Headline #blasphemy! Free Speech in the Asia-Pacific By Eleanor Jackson
The Digital Writers Festival is upon us for 2015! In this, the festival’s second year, the DWF team are bringing you another suite of events, conversations and digital play spaces that consider writing, ideas and creativity online. Festival Director, Connor Tomas O’Brien recently shared his thoughts on the full program, outlining what it is that they feel makes this festival special, while launching the full program. As a part of the DWF, Peril Editor in Chief, Eleanor Read More »
Posted in Current Edition, Edition 19 – Elderspeak, Featured The Continuity of Language: Editorial / Visual Arts By Nikki Lam
Leyla Stevens, Take Care Dear (2013), found photographs, cardan grille. Elders, whose experience and gestures are strangely familiar and foreign at the same time, intrigues me. Step into your memories for a moment. Imagine when you were a child and your grandparents spoke to you in a language, no, a dialect that even your parents sometimes struggled to understand. Later in life you come to realise that these sounds together form a language that belongs only Read More »
Posted in Blog, Culture, Featured Swallowing Silence By Phạm Phú Thanh Hằng
The Tale of Kieu is a famous Vietnamese poem that tells the story of a woman who enters prostitution to save her family from debt. It tells us a story of sacrifice, family devotion and love. As one of the most popular poems in Vietnam, this tale is telling of the conditions of the lives of Vietnamese women. Read More »