Chinese Reading and Writing Festival Launch


Event Date: 
22 February 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Melanie Cheng

Join us to celebrate the opening of Whitehorse Manningham Libraries inaugural Chinese Reading and Writing Festival. Our guest speaker for the night is award-winning author Melanie Cheng speaking about the complexities and challenges of writing stories from a Chinese-Australian perspective. Melanie’s debut short story collection, Australia Day, won the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction. Her writing has been published in the Age, the Big Issue, Meanjin and Overland among other publications. In May 2019 her debut novel, Room for a Stranger will be published with Text. Celebrations will continue with refreshments accompanied by traditional music and lion dance performances. NOTE: 18 Years+ Event