Malaysia and Singapore 2014

In 2014 WrICE brought together five emerging and established Australian writers with six outstanding writers from the across the region for a collaborative residency and public events in Malaysia and Singapore. The Malaysian and Singapore WrICE initiative involved five Australian Fellowship winners who travelled to Penang, and Singapore for an intensive program of immersion and cultural exchange in 2014. They joined six outstanding writers from across the Asia Pacific region, including four from Singapore and Malaysia. Leading Singaporean poet Alvin Pang, renowned Singapore-based writer Robin Hemley, and well-known Malaysian writers Bernice Chauly and Eddin Khoo joined Laurel Fantauzzo from the Philippines. The group worked alongside each other and shared work in progress and cultural experiences during a specially designed collaborative residency in Penang followed by public events at Singapore’s Arts House in February and workshops for students at Yale NUS. The group also travelled to Melbourne to participate in the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival.