The Near and The Far

The Near and The Far: stories  from the Asia-Pacific, David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short (eds) From 21 of the best writers in the Asia-Pacific region comes a collection about finding connections where you least  expect them. A wonderful advance review by Sonia Nair in Books and Publishing: “Born out of WrICE—a program of reciprocal residencies…

WrICE: China

In 2016 Francesca participated in WrICE: China. With co-director David Carlin she travelled to Guangzhou and Yangshou to take part in a writing residency. She was joined by essayist and novelist Alice Pung playwright Michele Lee emerging writers Peter Clynes, Ara Sarafian and Mia Wotherspoon DAI Fan from China Larry Ypil from the Philippines Maggie Tiojakin from Indonesia Eliza Vitri…

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators conference – Manila 2015

Francesca appeared at the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators conference in Manila 2015. She was on the panel Love in an Age of Dissonance with Merlinda Bobis, DAI Fan, and Butch Dalisay. She was chair of New Voices with David Carlin, Beth Yahp, and Eliza Vitri Handayan. Francesca also facilitated a very successful workshop with David…

Took to the sky

“Took to the sky: drawing as memory as nonfiction” is published in TEXT Journal, a contribution to a Special Issue on Creative Writing as Research III edited by Nigel Krauth, Donna Lee Brien, Ross Watkins and Anthony Lawrence. An early version was read and discussed at WrICE Vietnam “If we think of nonfiction as inhabiting…

WrICE: Vietnam

In 2015 Francesca Rendle-Short participated as writer and co-director in WrICE Vietnam, a collaborative residency in Vietnam, Hoi An and Ha Noi, followed by a reciprocal residency in Melbourne Australia. She was joined by a diverse and exciting group of writers: Singaporean writer Suchen Christine Lim Vietnamese poet Bao Chan Nguyen Filipina writer Jhoanna Lynn B….

Festival appearances

Melbourne Writers Festival: In August 2015 Francesca appeared in three events: Big Love, Morning Read Love and WrICE Writers Across Borders. Lighthouse Literary Festival: In 2014 Francesca was a guest at the Lighthouse Literary Festival. It was held over the Anzac Long Weekend at Airey’s Inlet. Bloom Festival: In September 2013 Francesca was on a panel about…

WrICE: Penang and Singapore

In February 2014 Francesca took part in WrICE: the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange in Penang, Malaysia and in Singapore. This project was supported generously by Copyright Agency. WrICE is a program of reciprocal cultural exchange and cultural immersion focused on writers and writing. This immersive experience included writers from Australia: Melissa Lucashenko, Maxine Beneba Clarke,…