A workshop with prize-winning poet, Ouyang Yu

When:20 Sep 2016, 1pm - 4pm
Venue:Studio 332, Webster Building, UNSW Kensington
Who:Ouyang Yu

Anytime and anyhow: writing poetry in-situ.

‘How long do we need to wait till the past returns even if it was only a second ago?’

In this workshop Ouyang Yu will address issues such as the poet’s location and identity in a multicultural nation. He’ll give prompts or scenarios to students for writing poetry. The workshop will explore how things can be done poetically anywhere, anytime and anyhow.

Reserve your spot!

This is a FREE workshop | All welcome!
Please note: UNSW students will be given priority booking. 


Ouyang Yu, now based in Melbourne, came to Australia in early 1991 and, by August 2016, has published 83 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, literary translation and literary criticism in English and Chinese. He also edits Australia’s only Chinese literary journal, Otherland.

Ouyang’s poetry has been included in the Best Australian poetry collections for 10 times from 2004 to 2016, including his poetry translations from the Chinese in 2012 and 2013, and has been included in such major Australian collections as The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry (2009), The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (2010) and The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry (2014).

He has to date published 5 English novels, The Eastern Slope Chronicle (2002), The English Class (2010), Loose: A Wild History (2011), Diary of a Naked Official (2014) and Billy Sing (forthcoming in 2017), and 3 Chinese novels, The Angry Wu Zili (1999 and 2016), Land of Gold-diggers (2014) and A Lonely Night Boat (forthcoming in Taiwan in 2016).

He was nominated one of the Top 100 Most Influential Melbournians for 2011 as well as the Top 10 most influential writers of Chinese origin in the Chinese diaspora.

He is now the ‘Siyuan Scholar’ and professor of English at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China.

In 2016, he won an Australia Council grant for writing a book of bilingual poetry and a special award from the Australia-China Council for ‘his contributions to Australian Studies in China through major translations and original works of scholarship’.

Finding us
Robert Webster Building is located mid-way off the UNSW main walkway. Map Reference G14. Room 332 is located on the third floor. 

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