Five Australian and five Asia-Pacific writers recently travelled to the Philippines in January 2017 for the fourth WrICE collaborative residency, including Australian Established and Early Career writer fellows Christos Tsiolkas and Ellen Van Neerven.
The residency in Vigan enabled the writers to engage in deep cultural exchange of knowledge, creativity, skills and cultural perspectives. This immersive residency was followed by a series of public events and workshops in Manila at The University of the Philippines, Diliman and the Ayala Musuem. Later in the year the writers will all come together again in Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.
WrICE Philippines participants include Daryll Delgado (the Philippines), Norman Erikson (Indonesia), Nhã Thuyên (Vietnam), Martin Villanueva (the Philippines), Steven Winduo (Papua New Guinea), Christos Tsiolkas (Australia), Ellen van Neerven (Australia), Else Fitzgerald (Australia), John Hughes (Australia), Jennifer Porter (Australia), Susie Thatcher (Australia), David Carlin (Australia) and Francesca Rendle-Short (Australia).