The 11th annual gathering of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators, the region's largest and longest-running network of writers, translators, editors, publishers and agents will be at The Griffith University on the Gold Coast from 5-7 December. 

There will be three-days of sessions, workshops, readings, book launches and social events shining a spotlight on the rich tapestry of creative writing across the region. 

Joining the line-up of this year’s speakers is an eclectic range of Australian writers including Tiffany Tsao, the 2018 Stella Prize shortlisted Miranda Riwoe, journalist and writer Matthew Condon, Ubuntu memoirist Heather Ellis and novelists Nick Earls, Inez Baranay and Sally Breen, amongst others. 

Representing the APWT’s diverse member base, the gathering will feature a lineup of international poets, including India’s Rochelle Potkar, Malaysia’s Malachi Edwin, China’s Yolanda Yu and Australia’s Jena Woodhouse and Anthony Lawrence, and Samuel Wagan Watson, just to name a few.

There will be a number of workshops with presenters including the contemporary Indigenous Australian poet Samuel Wagan Watson, celebrated Indian travel writer Shivaji Das, and American writer James Shea, amongst others.

APWT Gold Coast Wrap Up

APWT18 Gold Coast at a glance In December 2018 we successfully staged the 11th Asia Pacific Writers and Translators gathering on the Gold Coast, Australia in partnership with Griffith University School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science. We’d like to thank...

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Full Program

Program Access Options: The 11th APWT program is open to public this year. Tickets can be bought for individual sessions or as part of a day or festival pass. Click here for more information ticketing options. Venue and Travel Information: All sessions (except for a...

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The Versatile Translator  Wednesday 5th December, 11:00-1:30PM In literary translation, doing justice to the original text necessarily involves experimentation: trying out different words and phrases, tinkering with punctuation and sentence structure, deliberating...

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Speaker Profiles

This year's program would not have been possible without our wonderful Team Members and Volunteers. Check out who made this year's program possible here first. A Patrick Allington is a writer, editor, critic and academic who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. His...

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Ticketing Options

Ticket Prices: There are three options for you to access the program. Single session tickets, one day passes or a three day pass. See below for description of each ticket type and make a selection. Please note that workshops are not included in the passes or as part...

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Venue and Access Information

All sessions (except for a workshop) are held on the Griffith University Gold Coast Campus. The building we are using are: G40 Health Centre G11 Learning Commons They are marked in the map in yellow. Getting There: The most convenient way to get to campus would be to...

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