I announced a couple of months ago that I’ve been asked to be a resident writer at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, this fall.
I have a few more details about it:
The residency is sponsored by the English Creative Writing Center at Sun Yat-Sen University, the only program in China focused on creative writing in English. The programs founder and director is a writer herself, Dai Fan.
The residency begins on October 22 and lasts through Nov. 18. For the first two weeks, we’ll be in Yangshou in the Guangxi Autonomous Region with no duties other than writing. (The featured image here, of Yangshou, is from the China and Asia Cultural Travel website.) Next, we’ll spend a week at Sun Yat-sen’s main campus in Guangzhou, giving talks and readings and meeting with faculty and students. Then, the last week, we’ll be back to writing, this time in Meizhou in Guangdong Province.
I’ll be there with seven writers from six other countries–for information on them and their work, click on their names below:
Charlson Ong, the Philippines
Elisa Biagini, Italy
James Scudamore, Great Britain
Monica Aasprong, Norway
Sally Ito, Canada
Vladimir Poleganov, Bulgaria
Zdravka Evtimova, Bulgaria
I’ll post some of their work in the days ahead.
I haven’t been blogging on this site lately but I will during my time in China. For now, if you’re interested in learning more about the program and what I’ll be experiencing, check out this edition of Ninth Letter with links to creative works by participants in the program two years ago.