Filipino-Australian writers shine at Sydney Writers Festival

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This year’s Sydney Writers Festival will feature a new anthology of Filipino-Australian writing, set to offer good literary feast to readers.

Edited by Jose Wendell Capili, the book contains a collection of short stories and poems which give insights into the often silenced narratives of people from the migrant communities, particularly the Filipino-Australian experience.

The book is called ‘Salu-Salo: In Conversation with Filipino Australians’ and includes masterpieces from the literary talents of Merlinda Bobis, Erwin Cabucos, Nonee Doronila, Robert Nery, Cesar Leyco Aguila, Ivy Alvarez and other emerging Filipino-Australian writers.

This year Bobis releases her newest novel ‘The Solemn Lantern’ and Cabucos releases his newest collection of short stories ‘Green Blood and Other Stories’.

‘Salu-Salo: In Conversation with Filipino-Australian Writers’ is published by the Casula Powerhouse Publishing.

Everyone is welcome to attend the launching of the book on Sunday 25 May from 3PM to 5PM at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Entry is free but bookings are essential. Please ring +61 298241121 (Australia).

Other Filipino writers featured in the Sydney Writers Festival include Jose Dalisay, Jr, the recipient of the Asia Man Booker Prize in 2007. #

Photos courtesy of asianaustralianstudies.org and Erwin Cabucos

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