OzAsia Festival's 'Writing China' Program

18 December 2017

OzAsia Festival 2017
OzAsia Festival 2017
  • Sector: Arts and Culture
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: OzAsia Festival

Project summary

To celebrate 40 years of Australia China Council, OzAsia will stage a 'Writing China' program featuring literary talks and discussions by established authors and experts in Australia-China relations with an emphasis on a new generation of inspiring voices from Australia and China.

Writing China will take place on Sunday 8 October 2017 at the Open State Hub on North Terrace, Adelaide.  The project aims to become a leading literary platform that is engaging for the general public and also allows for networking and exchange between established writers and a new generation of voices publishing in new forms.

The first ever delegation of Chinese writers to visit Australia came to Adelaide in 1980 with ACC support. Aligned with the 40th anniversary of ACC, Writing China will be a feature event in the OzAsia Festival program celebrating and building on this tradition.

Key dates

Activity or Event Location Expected start date
Public launch of OzAsia Festival 2017 program Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre 25/07/2017
Stand-alone Writing China event: 'Madeleine O'Dea and Benjamin Law in Conversation' Adelaide 02/10/2017
VIP Function for Australia-China Relations co-hosted by State Government of South Australia, OzAsia Festival and The University of Adelaide. Opportunity for ACC representative to speak. A special key note lecture will also be presented by Frances Adamson Elder Hall, The University of Adelaide  07/10/2017
Day-long series of six (6) Writing China events including talks, panels and Q&As Open State Hub, Adelaide 08/10/2017

Australia-China Council grant offer: $16,000 plus $1600 GST

Total project value: $93,100.00

Last Updated: 1 August 2018