7@11: Storytelling home and away: nation, community and diaspora (the Filipino perspective) Dr Trevor Hogan, Merlinda Bobis and Carlos Celdran

Castlemaine Festival

Event Date: 
23 March 2017
Author / Presenters: 
Dr Trevor Hogan, Merlinda Bobis and Carlos Celdran

What is the relationship between writing and performance and does this change according to audience and site? This session is a conversation exploring nationalism and cosmopolitanism, regionalism and diaspora communities, nostalgia and critique, home and homesickness, writing and performing, with a focus on anglophone and Filipino languages and literatures. Join facilitator Dr Trevor Hogan, Director of the Philippines-Australia Studies Centre at La Trobe University, Carlos Celdran, Filipino tour guide, cultural activist and performing artist, and Merlinda Bobis, Philippine/Australian writer, performer and academic.