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HEART WATER APWT Thailand

Event Information HEART WATER APWT

Chiang Mai, Thailand
22-24 October 2024

APWT is coming. Get ready for HEART WATER – the bi-annual APWT summit dedicated in 2024 to the life forces of heart and water. The conceptual metaphors of nature are essential to many Asian and Thai arts – visual, written and performed. Conceptions of Earth, Water, Wind and Fire (Din Nam Lom Fai) are recognised as intimately connected to representation of natural and cultural heritage in Thailand. APWT seeks to run a contemporary heart line in dedication to these traditions inviting creative practitioners from around the world to join us in a three-day celebration of everything that moves us – the poetics of past and present. 

Participants will gather in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s celebrated artistic city on the banks of the Ping River where emotion meets fluidity – this is HEART WATER – an APWT event with a difference. Fancy a mediation before your panel session? Want to tour the old town on a bike or a kayak before you read your poetry to an international audience in a famous arts centre shaped like a temple? APWT have got you – start planning your trip today. Below you will see details of their partner hotels to book your stay. HEART WATER will run in two remarkable venues – home base at Chiang Mai University https://www.cmu.ac.th/en/ with feature events to be staged at Kalm Village https://www.kalmvillage.com a stunning art, craft and cultural centre in the heart of Chiang Mai. Early Bird Registrations for HEART WATER are open now. Financial members of APWT will receive priority programming https://www.apwriters.org/become-a-member/ Please get in touch with APWT if you have any questions: [email protected]

November 22-24
Chiang Mai University and Kalm Village

 

 

 

Early Bird Registrations are now open for Heart Water APWT Thailand 2024 our bi-annual APWT summit dedicated in 2024 to the life forces of heart and water. Participants will gather in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s celebrated artistic city on the banks of the Ping River where emotion meets fluidity – this is HEART WATER – an APWT event with a difference fusing conference style interactions coupled with performance and retreat elements the program will focus on practice, interaction and inspiration. Running in two remarkable venues – home base at Chiang Mai University https://www.cmu.ac.th/en/ with feature events to be staged at Kalm Village https://www.kalmvillage.com a stunning art, craft and cultural centre in the heart of Chiang Mai Heart Water is all about connection – to the eclectic and dynamic international network of practitioners APWT conjures, submersion and exploration of Thai arts and culture and crucially to the pulse of creativity running in ourselves. Ignite your heart and mind. Early Bird Registrations for HEART WATER are open now. Financial members of APWT will receive priority programming https://www.apwriters.org/become-a-member/ Please get in touch with APWT if you have any questions: [email protected]

Released December 2020

Meridian

Welcome to Meridian, the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Drunken Boat Anthology of New Writing a rousing collection of 37 voices, both established and emerging, from over 14 countries. This rich conversation epitomises a version of a meridian, a ghost map of connections, ranging from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast, Tokyo to Abu Dhabi, Singapore to Kabul, pulsing with story and song.

Edited by Tim Tomlinson, Sally Breen & Ravi Shankar

"What the Meridian anthology aspires to is nothing less than making an area of the globe a unity by establishing it another republic of letters—a huge, various, enormously vibrant area bound together by English as the lingua franca; an area exploding with young energy, where the need for self-knowledge that literature can supply is exigent and extreme. The book they’ve made is new and fresh and thrilling, suffused with the sense of a beginning but also with the sense of the perennial and the permanent."
Vijay Seshadri
Pulitzer Prize winner

Asia Pacific of the Mind

APWT and Joao Roque Literary Journal are proud to release Asia Pacific of the Mind – a special edition of the journal featuring stories, creative non-fiction and poetry from APWT members examining the theme. Historically the Asia Pacific region has been decimated by supposedly scientific, principally colonial concerns. From the exploits of Portuguese admiral Afonoso de Albuquerque who conquered Goa in India and Malacca in Malaysia in the early 16th century to Captain James Cook's famous voyage across the Asia Pacific over 250 years ago, the spread of European and British colonialism has always carried along with it deeply painful and racist governing ideologies. Hence the collision between Anglophone letters and Asian ways of imagining is a space we feel is contested, disruptive, rich and colourful. In the new millennium, APWT and Joao Roque seek to construct a more productive Asia-Pacific of the mind, one that speaks to these points of connection and rupture, partakes of stories and songs, and remakes colonialist history by creating new nodes of intersection that might remap shared experience. Read the full edition here: https://www.joaoroqueliteraryjournal.com

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Event Information APWT Writing Retreat

Bali, Indonesia
2023 23-30 October 2023

The APWT Writing Retreat 23-30 October will directly follow the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival www.ubudwritersfestival.com 18-22 October in Ubud, Bali Indonesia. This largely self-directed seven-day retreat will include writer’s salons, cross cultural collaborations, cultural events and readings allowing us to come together as a network to focus on practice and interaction. All APWT members are invited to attend. Please note that this is a retreat rather than a full scale APWT conference. As we have advised previously APWT conferences will now run bi-annually. Our next major event will be in New Zealand in 2024.

The APWT Writers Retreat will run in intervening years connected to different writer’s festivals around the world. The APWT Writing Retreat program is specifically designed for practitioners. We want this retreat to boost your writing and spirit in unforgettable ways. Register below today to join us.

The APWT Writers Retreat will run in intervening years connected to different writer’s festivals around the world. The APWT Writing Retreat program is specifically designed for practitioners. We want this retreat to boost your writing and spirit in unforgettable ways. Register below today to join us.