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Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured WRiCE Early Career Fellowships By Eleanor Jackson
We’ve long been interested in the WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange) program, whether it’s been in conversation with Maxine Beneba Clarke, or sharing video selfies from participants in Vietnam – so we’re delighted to share this call for applications for the 2016 program. WrICE participants (image: via WrICE.com.au) Applications are open for a 2016 WrICE Early Career Writer Fellowship, an initiative of the nonfictionLab at RMIT University and thanks to generous support from the Copyright Agency. Read More »
Posted in Blog, Headline Welcome to the Page – Peril Team Updates By Eleanor Jackson
It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome Amena Ziard, Prose Editor; RD Wood, Politics Editor and Anne Lau, Arts Editor to the Peril editorial team. Together, these three people bring a diversity of viewpoints, experiences and expertise – so watch this space for what they will bring to the Peril table/page/mixed metaphor. We’re always interested in more complex representations of Asian Australians in the arts, literature, media and politics, and we hope that Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Headline Diverse Writers China Project By Wing Yi Chan
Not so far from here, in digital territory terms at least, Lia Incognita’s work, Grey City, and Bella Li’s, Mawson, have already been featured on the Writers Victoria website as a part of our support and collaboration with the Diverse Writers CHINA project. Today we welcome Wing Yi Chan for her first guest blog with us at Peril!   It is such a great pleasure to be sharing on Peril the process of Writers Victoria’s new project Read More »
Posted in AADC, Featured, Politics The significance of the first anti-Chinese legislation in Australia By Pamie Fung
This month marks 160 years from the time when the first anti-Chinese legislation was enacted in Australia. In June 1855, the recently formed colony of Victoria passed its first anti-Chinese legislation ‘An Act to Make Provisions for Certain Immigrants’. The Victorian Act of 1855 was the first of its kind in the Australian colonies. Read More »
Posted in Blog, Featured, Food Confidently Filipino: a brief business history of Hoy Pinoy BBQ By Angela Serrano
The fading light of the winter sun catches in his light brown curls as he squints at her, fondly. Her graceful neck arches back as she laughs, bits of pork crackling dribbling down her bronzed, tan chin and landing in her shoulder-length black curls and on the front of her gray knit tunic. “Now you’ve got some chicharon down your front,” he mock-chides, brushing the snack bits off her before taking her hand in his. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Headline Marginasia – call for submissions, edition 21 By Eleanor Jackson
What, you’ve never heard of Marginasia? Don’t worry – neither have we. Source: Wikipedia But if “marginalia” describes the notes in the margin of a book or other text, then Peril is curious to explore writing in the margins of Asia, our so-called Marginasia. We are open for submissions for this edition until 10 July 2015. For a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific and Indian oceans, covering some 41,440,000 sq. km and encompassing almost 50 discrete Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Diverse Writers CHINA – introducing guest blogger Wing Yi Chan By Eleanor Jackson
Peril is delighted to welcome, Wing Yi Chan, Diverse Writers CHINA, Project Officer, who will be guest blogging with Peril as a part of this great Writers Victoria initiative, which looks to enhance professional development, profiling and publishing opportunities for Chinese Australia writers in Melbourne. Wing Yi Chan, our new guest blogger looking very #melbournebrr at Writers Victoria As a part of Peril’s partnership with this initiative, we are delighted to bring you Wing Yi’s insights and Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured, Headline Selfies from WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange) emerging writers By Lian Low
An immersive writing residency is an incredible way to gain knowledge about a country, oneself and fellow writers, the benefits of the exchange can travel far beyond the residency period. WrICE brings together five high-profile Australian and Asian writers for an Asia-based collaborative residency, followed by an event at the Melbourne Writers Festival.  Last year, the residency was held in Penang, Malaysia and Singapore.  The inaugural WrICE fellows were Australians – novelist Melissa Lucashenko, poet and Read More »
Posted in Activism, Arts, Blog Australia Council Funding – Budget Update By Eleanor Jackson
As you may already be aware, the Australia Council for the Arts has supported Peril since 2007. This support has enabled us to share work from – literally – hundreds of writers, poets, artists, and critical thinkers from all around Australia, many of whom are from diverse cultural backgrounds. We believe the Australia Council has supported this work because it recognises that cultural diversity needs to be more than tolerated in Australia, but instead celebrated as a Read More »
Posted in Blog, Featured, Festivals Emerging Writers Festival – Lou Heinrich By Eleanor Jackson
Following on from Omar Sakr’s passionate call for “a nation’s artistic output [...] to be reflective not just of the values that underpin its social structure but also of the broad and diverse array of voices that populate it”, here, fellow Bali Emerging Writers’ Festival x Emerging Writers’ Festival exchange participant, Lou Heindrich, shares her thoughts on what the festival has to offer diverse writers and audiences.   Lou Heinrich, a stone cold bibliophile who writes Read More »