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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…




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,…




XANTEN

Last night’s visit to the Rathaus in Xanten was for a reading. The group of 50 adults and myself enjoyed a lively discussion about writing and literature, and many other topics including my life as a Muslim woman living in the West, the current challenges we all  face, the notion of freedom of speech, and extremism. I also read from…