Category: Manila 2015

UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS – MANILA 2015- BLOG 2

VISIT TO THE UNIVERSTY CREATIVE WRITING CENTRE AND THE ARCHIVES LIBRARY Building It was a  privilege to visit to the University of Santo Tomas on 21st October. My wonderful host Dr. Joyce Arriola took me on a tour of the campus. I was delighted to visit the wonderful library which houses the famous archives centre with archives dating…




Day 3 – University of Santo Tomas – APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

Visit to Santo Tomas museum. Visit to the museum of University of Santo Tomas. We had a fabulous time in visiting this museum on the university campus. We had a wonderful time looking at the artifacts in the university museum. Shown around by beautifully dressed young woman, students from the university. We watched three short Filipino…




Day 3 – De La Salle University – APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

It was a pleasure visiting this prestigious De La Salle University our 2nd host in the morning of Day 3. Like the University of Philippines they were fantastic hosts offering marvelous hospitality. Preliminary morning session with readings from the work of famous Filopino authors  by hosts and all standing up to the national anthem of the…




Day 2 – APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

Preliminary morning session with a keynote riveting speech-by Romesh Gunesekera ‘”Fiction: A Dangerous Art?” focusing on writing, role of writers, the ups and downs of a writing life and the world of publishing. Hugely riveting. Introduced by Chair of APWT Nury Vittachi. Panels and workshop – range of topics including on “Creating timeless verse”, “Pitching…




Day 1 – APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

The annual gathering of writers and translators from around the world took place in the University of the Philippines. A wonderful event with keynote speeches, panels, workshops, book launches and dinners and lots of opportunity to network for everyone. Lily Rose Tope was our perfect hostess from the preliminary session on Thursday till the farewell…




De La Salle University, Manila, October 26th

I am delighted to share with you details of my forthcoming event at De La Salle University, Manila, hosted by the Department of Literature, and Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Jeremy de Chavez.   The Department of Literature De La Salle University A Reading and Conversation with British-Pakistani Author Qaisra Shahraz, Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts & Critically Acclaimed  Novelist…




APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

I am travelling to the other side of the world to wonderful Manila to take part in our annual APWT conference. Really looking forward to meeting my friends from around the world – writers and translators. I know its going to be a terrific conference with lots of exciting panels and speakers, creative writing workshops,…