WrICE brings together Australian and Asia-Pacific writers for face-to-face collaborative residencies in Asia and Australia.

At the heart of the program is the simple notion that there is great value in creating opportunities for writers (and writing students) to step outside their often isolated writing studios and familiar cultural environs to connect and share ideas with other writers from different cultures and across generations. By supporting the development of individual practice in a collaborative way, WrICE not only contributes to individual creativity but evolves practice across the sector. Through the work of individuals, WrICE has an influence on broader societal perspectives, changing the stories we tell and listen to.

“As an alternative and promising prototype for quickly building connections between writers across borders, the WrICE model could transform the region’s literary and cultural perspectives, serving as an accessible, authentic and regular milestone program for building up cultural understanding and collaboration over time.”

— Alvin Pang, Singapore

Philippines 2017

WrICE Philippines activity included a collaborative residency in Vigan followed by public events in Manila at the Ayala Museum, and the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Made on exchange...


Daryll Delgado (The Philippines) Else Fitzgerald (Australia) John Hughes (Australia) Norman Erikson Pasaribu (Indonesia) Jen Porter (Australia) Susie Thatcher (Australia) Nhã Thuyên (Vietnam) Christos Tsiolkas (Australia) Ellen van Neerven (Australia) Martin Villanueva (The Philippines) Steven Winduo (Papua New Guinea)