Chris in India; 2014 Program to be released soon
News from Chris Gallagher in New Delhi:
The TWC Director, Chris, is currently in India working with TeamWork Arts on a three-month AsiaLink residency. She will be part of the team preparing and presenting the Jaipur Literary Festival in January. This is one of the world's biggest and most vibrant literary festivals, and Chris will gain valuable behind-the-scenes knowledge and experience as she works alongside writers and festival staff from around the world. Chris shares her experience of travelling to the office:
Monday morning - off to work at Saltanpur, three metro stops away… the new office for Teamwork Arts is being built around us. I walk from the station along a narrow raised footpath snaking besides a huge, crowded teeming freeway ...cars, trucks motorbikes, bicycles and tuk tuks. The dirt street that greets me at the end has orange and vegetable barrows, chai tea makers, tiny hindu shrines, building sites for new homeware warehouses, beautiful apartments (in the back streets), semi-demolished four storey buildings, vacant lots, a school and many one-roomed family dwellings .. no windows, where the children play in the narrow gutter alongside the road. Then of course there are the monkeys, and the odd brahman cow appearing out of nowhere.
Chris will be sending news and updates for our newsletters, and you can also keep in touch with her day to day experiences via Facebook.
Over the next few weeks we will all be working on our program for next year - so look out for our range of new workshops, a new series of Conversations and a touring program for interstate writers.
In early December we will be releasing our program for the first quarter of 2014, with a bunch of stimulating workshops to inspire your writing.
Christmas Holiday Break
The Centre will close on 20 December for a break over the Christmas period. We will re-open on Monday 20 January. If you have events planned for this period please submit the details to our calendar by 18 December so we can publish them before we close. Our next issue of our members' newsletter Writas will be released in early February.
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