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February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm AEDT

Chinese Reading and Writing Festival Launch

(22 Feb to 8 March, 2019)

Hello friends, get ready. We are celebrating a vibrant reading and writing festival focusing on Chinese and Chinese-Australian literature with an exciting program full of events and activities.

Indeed, we aim at encouraging cross-cultural connections and promoting the power of reading and literature to enrich lives.

Moreover, the festival will include author talks, writing workshops, poetry readings, calligraphy demonstrations and discussion panels.

To add colour to these, we are including presentations by award winning author Melanie Cheng, and co-writer and creator of The Family Law Benjamin Law, Chef Elizabeth Chong. Melanie Cheng 郑素莲 will speak about the complexities and challenges of writing stories from a Chinese-Australian perspective.

Besides, our artist and illustrator Queenie Chan will set up workshops in this context.

Join Us

Therefore, join us to celebrate the opening of Whitehorse Manningham Libraries inaugural Chinese Reading and Writing Festival.

In addition, we feel proud to share that Melanie’s debut short story collection, Australia Day, won the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction. Interestingly, her writing has been published in the Age, the Big Issue, Meanjin and Overland among other publications. Last but not least, she has written a novel, Room for a Stranger, which will be publish with text as her debut novel In May 2019.

Definitely, celebrations will continue with refreshments accompanied by traditional music and lion dance performances.

Cost: $10

Registration: Register Online

Language: English

Guest Speaker: Melanie Cheng

Library Day Time Nunawading Library Fri 22 Feb 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm


February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am
March 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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