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.

Books Launched

Launch: Wed Dec 5th, 3:30 - G.40 3.71 Red Zone Maya Press - Available through Gerakbudaya Petaling Jaya 2018 Life, love, loneliness and death are the four poles that limn this collection of memorable stories. The characters are varied—women torn between marriage and...

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Book Fair

This year we have a book fair! We are calling individuals, publishers and literary organisations who want to promote their books and services to avid readers and writers to bring your books along.  If you are a publisher and would like to have a table with us, here is...

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Early Bird Registrations are now open for the 11th APWT program on the Gold Coast. You need to fill out the form with your details and interests before making payments. Please note registration does not guarantee participation in the program as a speaker or presenter....

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Travel Information

If you are flying into the Gold Coast, there are two ways to get into the area: Travel through to Brisbane International Airport Travel to the Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta) The Brisbane airport is one hour away but may be the only connection provided by some...

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Accommodation Suggestions   Official Conference Hotel - The Island A Gold Coast architectural icon The Island is one of the city’s original high rise resorts. The hotel’s heyday glamour was recently resurrected in a stunning refurbishment mixing tropical luxe and...

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