OzAsia Festival announces new writing and ideas program, In Other Words

More than 40 Asian and Australian writers will come together for In Other Words, a new writing and ideas program from the OzAsia Festival team. Curated by Laura Kroetsch, Benjamin Law, and Roanna Gonsalves, the program will run from November 5th to 7th, with guests able to attend either in person at the Dunstan Playhouse or online via livestream and videos after the events.

OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival dedicated to fostering cultural engagement between Australia and Asia. Taking place in Adelaide from October 21st to November 7th, the festival features theatre, dance, music, comedy, visual arts, film, and, of course, writing.

Topics up for discussion across the 20+ free (yep, FREE!) sessions include grief, motherhood, family, identity, food culture, racism, sexism, media freedom and Australia’s place in the Asia Pacific. The line-up of speakers is also incredibly impressive and would take us a lifetime to breakdown here, so be sure to explore the full brochure HERE.

Of the new program, Kroetsch said:

“We are delighted to present the inaugural In Other Words as part of OzAsia Festival 2021. It’s going to be an exciting snapshot of Australia in the Asia-Pacific, and we’ll be exploring some of the key issues here at home and across the region. We hope you can join us for important discussions about the remarkable times we find ourselves in, and what might be waiting for us just over the horizon.”

Be sure to check out the full In Other Words program – as well as everything else OzAsia has to offer this year – on the OzAsia website HERE.

Jodie Sloan

Living, writing, and reading in Brisbane/Meanjin. Likes spooky books, strong cocktails, and pro-wrestling.