Presented in association with WrICE, RMIT University and Sing Lit Station with funding from the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council.
Writers / Presenters
Tim Tim Cheng is a poet from Hong Kong. Her pamphlet Tapping at Glass is forthcoming with Verve in 2023.
David Carlin's books include The After-Normal (2019), 100 Atmospheres: Studies in Scale and Wonder (2019) and Our Father Who Wasn't There (2010).
Francesca Rendle-Short is a memorist, novelist and essayist. Her five books include Bite Your Tongue and The Near and the Far (Vol I and II). She is co-editor of the forthcoming A-Z of Creative Writing Methods (Bloomsbury) and is Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery: Connecting Asia-Pacific Literary Cultures: Grounds, Encounter and Exchange (2012–2024). Francesca is Professor of Creative Writing in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne, co-founder of non/fictionLab and WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange).
Ameena Hussein is a Sri Lankan author and co-founder of the Perera-Hussein Publishing House.
Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas begins her writing career by establishing an online poetry community in 2000 and is now a co-organiser of Paviliun Puisi, a monthly open mic in Jakarta.
Nhã Thuyên was born in Vietnam and works as a writer and an editor in Hà Nội. Her most recent books are "un\ \martyred: [self-]vanishing presences in Vietnamese poetry" (2019) and "moon fevers" (2019).
Lawrence Lacambra Ypil is an award-winning poet and essayist whose work explores the intersection of text and image, history and poetry.
Alvin Pang, PhD is a Singaporean poet and editor, and Adjunct Professor of RMIT University.
Suchen Christine Lim’s novels on the inner lives of unsung Singaporeans from evicted vendors and migrants to women struggling for independence have won her the Southeast Asia Write Award & the inaugural Singapore Literature Prize. Her latest novel, Dearest Intimate, is about domestic violence, family, sisterhood and Cantonese Opera.