Earlier this year, Peril featured digital postcards e-posted to us by Co-Director Francesca Rendle-Short at the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange program (WrICE) as writers immersed in their residency in Hoi An and Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Asia based international authors Nyein Way (Myanmar), Suchen Christine Lim (Singapore), Bao Chan Nguyen (Vietnam) and Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz (the Phillipines) are now in Victoria, their visit to coincide with the Melbourne Writers Festival which opens in a few days.
Please see below the authors schedule as published on WrICE’s website. Their schedule includes masterclasses and workshops held at Footscray Community Arts Centre and many panel discussions.
Their visit culminates in a panel at the Melbourne Writers Festival Writers Across Borders event on Sunday 23rd August at 2:30pm at The Wheeler Centre’s Performance Space.
THURSDAY 20 AUGUST
WrICE Readings, Theatre Royal Castlemaine, 7-9pm
This event will feature readings from Castlemaine local Cate Kennedy, an acclaimed Australian writer. Joining Cate will be Omar Musa, Suchen Christine Lim, Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz, Nguyen Bao Chan and Nyein Way highlighting the panellists’ shared experience at the WrICE Vietnam collaborative residency.
FRIDAY 21 AUGUST
MWF, Writing under Censorship, ACMI The Cube, 10-11am
Do writers consider the danger when they write fiction or poetry that critiques a political regime? Sheng Keyi, Nyein Way, and Miguel Syjuco talk about what drives them and whether they believe they can bring about change.
MWF, The Morning Read – Life Writing, 10-11am
Thuy On hosts a select group of authors reading from their work. With Nguyen Bao Chan.
FCAC (Footscray Community Arts Centre), Panel 6.30pm-8pm
An informal conversation between visiting artists and local community members with focus on diversity and representation. The WrICE writer’s panel consists of Jhoanna Cruz, Nguyen Bao Chan and Cate Kennedy alongside local artists.
SATURDAY 22 AUGUST
MWF, The Morning Read – Around the World, 10-11am
Thuy On hosts a select group of authors reading from their work. With Jhoanna Cruz and David Carlin.
FCAC, Masterclass, 11am-1pm
WRICE artists Nguyen Bao Chan and Cate Kennedy will deliver this Masterclass in association with the local Vietnamese community.
FCAC, One Night Stanza, 7-9pm
The 2015 One Night Stanza poetry event will again focus on diversity and representation by featuring a female only line up. Artists are Mayda Del Valle, Melody Paloma, Nguyen Bao Chan, Jhoanna Cruz and Cate Kennedy
SUNDAY 23 AUGUST
MWF, Caravan Conversations with Jhoanna Cruz, Dumbo Feather Airstream, 11am
Intimate conversations in Dumbo Feather’s Airstream caravan for an audience of just five people.
MWF, Politics in the Novel, ACMI The Cube, 10-11am
Fiction holds up a mirror not just to the world, but also to very specific worlds. International novelists Ernesto Mallo, Simonetta Hornby and Suchen Christine Lim talk about how their work exposes the political underbellies of Argentina, Sicily and Singapore.
The Wheeler Centre Performance Space, Writers Across Borders, 2.30–4.30pm
How does cultural exchange in writing and ideas work? Omar Musa, Cate Kennedy, Jhoanna Lynn B Cruz, Nyein Way, Nguyen Bao Chan and Suchen Christine Lim share their experience of WrICE