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In Other Words

In Other Words, returns for another year of thought provoking panels, discussions and conversations with novelists, journalists, poets, playwrights, performers, and creatives from around the world.

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An inspiring three-day extravaganza of big ideas and literary masterpieces, In Other Words is OzAsia Festival’s forum for conversations about Australia’s engagement with Asia.

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About In Other Words

Join us for lively discussions on everything from race, power, community, gender, sexuality, family, to food and more! From the Opening Night Gala to the uproarious Closing Night Debate, In Other Words is the perfect way to spend the final weekend of OzAsia Festival. Held across Adelaide Festival Centre, In Other Words remains the largest gathering of Asian and Asian Australian writers and thinkers in the country.

This year we welcome international guests from Indonesia, South Korea and Malaysia’s George Town Literary Festival to mark the 50th anniversary of the sister city relationship between George Town, Penang and Adelaide.  

From local storytellers to Miles Franklin winners and nominees to international award-winners, take a glimpse at some of the writers joining us at In Other Words: Mridula Amin, Karina Robles Bahrin, Nick Bhasin, Minh Bui Jones, Shankari Chandran, Freda Chiu, Dinalie Dabarera, Andre Dao, Om Dhungel, Eda Gunyadin, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Benjamin Law, Shirley Le, Vidya Madabushi, Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Shelley Parker-Chan, Saman Shad, Sarah Tiong, Nina Wan, Beverley Wang, Agustinus Wibowo, Yen-Rong Wong, and more.

Curated by Jennifer Wong with special guest curators, South Australian luminary, Durhkanai Ayubi, and Australian media personality, Sami Shah.

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