- Sector: Arts and Culture
- Country location: Australia
- Grantee: OzAsia Festival
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.
|Activity or Event
||Expected start date
|Public launch of OzAsia Festival 2017 program
||Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
|Stand-alone Writing China event: 'Madeleine O'Dea and Benjamin Law in Conversation'
|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
|Day-long series of six (6) Writing China events including talks, panels and Q&As
||Open State Hub, Adelaide
Australia-China Council grant offer: $16,000 plus $1600 GST
Total project value: $93,100.00