Writing China

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Where can writing take you? OzAsia Festival presents a day-long series of transcultural, transmedia events. Writing China is a literary banquet of sound, text and image from Australia and Greater China – fill your plate and think outside the takeaway box. Curated by Nicolas Jose and Sam Prior. Featuring: John Young, Brian Castro, Luke Harrald, Yen-Rong Wong, Rachel Ang, Dr Xian Ren, Anthony Ma, Alice Qin, Annette Shun Wah, Tim Roseman, Merlynn Tong, Hao Jingfang, Dorothy Tse and Julie Koh.

Speakers

Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based TV screenwriter, journalist and newspaper columnist, who has PhD in creative writing and cultural studies. He’s the author of two books — The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Que...

Merlynn Tong is a Chinese-Singaporean Actor and Playwright. As a playwright, she has recently published two of her one-woman shows, Ma Ma Ma Mad (2015), the true story of her mother’s suicide and Blue Bones (2017), a semi-au...

Rachel is a comics artist and the art director of Pencilled In. Her work has been published in The Lifted Brow, Suburban Review and Scum Mag. She works as an architect in Melbourne.

Liang Ma (Anthony) was born in Dalian, China in 1984. He migrated to Melbourne in 2005 to pursue studies, graduating with a degree in commercial cookery/hospitality management from Victoria University in 2009. His time in Me...

Brian Castro was born in 1950 in Hong Kong of Portuguese, Chinese and English parentage. He has published eight novels, as well as a body of essays on literary topics. Acknowledged for his prose style and brilliant use of la...

Dorothy Tse is a Hong Kong fiction writer who has published three short story collections in Chinese. Her literary prizes include the Hong Kong Biennial Award for Chinese Literature and Taiwan’s Unitas New Fiction Writers’ A...

Born in 1984, HAO Jingfang obtained her undergraduate degree from Tsinghua University’s Department of Physics in 2006 and her PhD degree from the same university in Economics and Management in 2012. Her published novelettes ...

John Young Zerunge is a Hong Kong born, Australian artist. Young has had over sixty solo exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, as well as group exhibitions, including at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. Within fo...

Julie Koh was born in Sydney to Chinese–Malaysian parents. After quitting a career in corporate law to pursue writing, she has had short stories published in a range of publications, including The Best Australian Stories 201...

Nicholas Jose has published seven novels, including Paper Nautilus, The Red Thread and Original Face, three collections of short stories, a memoir and essays on Australian and Chinese culture. He was Cultural Counsellor at t...

Tim Roseman is a director, dramaturg and producer. From 2007-2012 he was Joint Artistic Director of multi-award- winning new writing venue Theatre503 in London. He has been invited on three occasions to direct the Old Vic’s ...

Dr Xiang Ren is a researcher and experienced publisher, working on the digital and open transformation of publishing and knowledge systems. He currently holds a position of postdoctoral research fellow in the Australia-China...

Yen-Rong is a Brisbane based writer, and the founding editor of Pencilled In, a magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of young Asian Australian artists. She is also the Twitter and e-newsletter manager for Hot Chicks wit...

Alice is a Melbourne based actor and theatre maker. She trained in New York at the esteemed Stella Adler Studio. She was nominated for best actress at the All Shorts Irvington Film Festival in 2015 for her work as Anna May W...

Annette Shun Wah has had an extensive career in television and radio as a presenter and producer, and has worked as an actor and writer. She currently holds creative roles in two theatre companies. She is Executive Producer ...

Luke Harrald is a composer, performer and media artist who holds a PhD in Composition from Elder Conservatorium of Music. Technology is central to Luke's research, which often explores and critiques the way we interact with ...

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Open State Hub

Victoria Square

Adelaide, 5000

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  • 08 Oct 2017

    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Open State Hub

Victoria Square

Adelaide, 5000