The Institute resident writers, Dr. Steven Prince C. Fernandez and Dr. Christine Godinez Ortega of the Department of English, College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS) are reading their papers during the Asia-Pacific Writers & Translators Conference “Reaching the World 2013” on October 3-6, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The AP Writers & Translators is an international gathering of about 100 creative writers and translators from 20 countries to be hosted by Chulalongkorn University [Pillar of the Kingdom].

The four-day affair has panel discussions by mentoring authors, book launches by new authors of the region, open mike readings of works by Thai, international and emerging writers, a mini-literature festival, interviews of writers, and a Gala dinner at the Grand Ballroom of the Mandarin Hotel to be hosted by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, among other activities. The President of Chulalongkorn University Prof. Pirom Kamolratanakol opens the conference.

The Institute, along with the De La Salle University’s Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, is an institutional member of AP Writers while Fernandez and Ortega who are regular members of the AP Writers & Translators, are assigned to speak during panel discussions with the audience. Fernandez is on the panel, “Language Matters” and he will propose ways to transfer indigenous voices from text to performance.

Ortega, on the other hand, will speak on techniques in bringing out the best in writers including ways to include and rebalance and integrate creative and critical work during the panel discussion “Bring out your best: On not harming, Maybe helping writers”. She will also moderate the session on Creative Non-Fiction dubbed “But it really Happened! Better Ways to Tell the Truth” during the literary festival on October 6. – OC-OPI

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