Writers in Celebration Canada, Australia and United Kingdom

Wee Kim Wee Centre is proud to present Writers In Celebration 2017 featuring wonderful writers from Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Please come and enjoy listening as they read from their works and participate in the different/various discussions. Also imbibe of some fine drinks and good food.

  • Annamaria Weldon

    writer

    Annamaria Weldon is a poet, essayist, and photographer of natural habitats. She received the inaugural Nature Conservancy Australia Essay Prize 2010, the Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2011 and was shortlisted for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2012. Following her 2016 visit to Malta as Artist-in-Residence with St James Cavalier Centre, Annamaria is writing poetry inspired by the island’s Neolithic Temple Culture and Phoenician history....   Read More

    Annamaria Weldon

    Annamaria Weldon is a poet, essayist, and photographer of natural habitats. She received the inaugural Nature Conservancy Australia Essay Prize 2010, the Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2011 and was shortlisted for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2012. Following her 2016 visit to Malta as Artist-in-Residence with St James Cavalier Centre, Annamaria is writing poetry inspired by the island’s Neolithic Temple Culture and Phoenician history. Weldon migrated to WA from Malta shortly after the publication of her first poetry collection (Ropes of Sand, Ass. News, Malta, 1983). The Roof Milkers (Sunline Press, 2008) followed, and recently The Lakes Apprentice (UWAP, 2014), a volume of prose, poetry and photographs prompted by her 2009- 2011eco-artist Residency at SymbioticA, UWA www.annamariaweldon.com.au

  • Dennis haskell

    Writer

    DENNIS HASKELL is the author of 8 collections of poetry, the most recent Ahead of Us (Fremantle Press, 2016) and What Are You Doing Here? (University of The Philippines Press, 2015) plus 14 volumes of literary scholarship and criticism. He is the recipient of the Western Australia Premier’s Prize for Poetry, the A A Phillips Prize for a distinguished contribution to Australian literature (from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature), and of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of Western Australia. In 2015 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for “services to literature, particularly poetry, to education and to intercultural understanding”. He is currently Chair of the Board of writingWA. His website is dennishaskell.com.au...   Read More

    Dennis haskell

    DENNIS HASKELL is the author of 8 collections of poetry, the most recent Ahead of Us (Fremantle Press, 2016) and What Are You Doing Here? (University of The Philippines Press, 2015) plus 14 volumes of literary scholarship and criticism. He is the recipient of the Western Australia Premier’s Prize for Poetry, the A A Phillips Prize for a distinguished contribution to Australian literature (from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature), and of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of Western Australia. In 2015 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for “services to literature, particularly poetry, to education and to intercultural understanding”. He is currently Chair of the Board of writingWA. His website is dennishaskell.com.au

  • SATENDRA NANDAN

    Writer-academic

    writer-academic and a former Fijian parliamentarian and cabinet minister. After the two coups in 1987, he came in December to Canberra as a Fellow to The Humanities Research Centre at the ANU. He returned to Fiji in February 2005. Since 2006, he has made significant contributions to the building of a New Fiji. In September 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Harold White Fellowship of the National Library of Australia to write a book on his diasporic experience of In March 2012 he was appointed a Commissioner to the Constitution Commission of Fiji to help draft a new democratic Constitution for Fiji Elections held in September 2014. In October 2016 he was invited to be a Research Associate of the T J Ryan Foundation, University of Queensland. From January 2017 he’s a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre, ANU, to write his historical novel set in Suva, Canberra, Delhi and Lucknow. From February, 2017, he was invited to be Adjunct Research Professor at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton Campus, Canberra, Charles Sturt University....   Read More

    SATENDRA NANDAN

    SATENDRA NANDAN is a writer-academic and a former Fijian parliamentarian and cabinet minister. After the two coups in 1987, he came in December to Canberra as a Fellow to The Humanities Research Centre at the ANU. He returned to Fiji in February 2005. Since 2006, he has made significant contributions to the building of a New Fiji. In September 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Harold White Fellowship of the National Library of Australia to write a book on his diasporic experience of In March 2012 he was appointed a Commissioner to the Constitution Commission of Fiji to help draft a new democratic Constitution for Fiji Elections held in September 2014. In October 2016 he was invited to be a Research Associate of the T J Ryan Foundation, University of Queensland. From January 2017 he’s a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre, ANU, to write his historical novel set in Suva, Canberra, Delhi and Lucknow.  From February, 2017, he was invited to be Adjunct Research Professor at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton Campus, Canberra, Charles Sturt University.

  • Darryl Whetter

    Dr. Darryl Whetter is the inaugural director of the first Creative Writing MA in Singapore and Southeast Asia (at LASALLE College of the Arts). He is the author of three books of fiction and two poetry collections. His novels include the bicycle odyssey The Push & the Pull and the multi-generational smuggling epic Keeping Things Whole. Origins, his first book of poems, received a starred review in Quill & Quire. His debut collection of stories was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2003. In the mid-2000s, he regularly reviewed books on national CBC Radio, and nearly 100 of his reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, The National Post, Detroit’s Metro Times, etc....   Read More

    Darryl Whetter

    Dr. Darryl Whetter is the inaugural director of the first Creative Writing MA in Singapore and Southeast Asia (at LASALLE College of the Arts). He is the author of three books of fiction and two poetry collections. His novels include the bicycle odyssey The Push & the Pull and the multi-generational smuggling epic Keeping Things Whole. Origins, his first book of poems, received a starred review in Quill & Quire. His debut collection of stories was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2003. In the mid-2000s, he regularly reviewed books on national CBC Radio, and nearly 100 of his reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, The National Post, Detroit’s Metro Times, etc.

  • DARREN HANSON

    DARREN HANSON is Professor of Leadership, a Director of the Centre for Leadership and Effectiveness in Organisations (CLEO) and the Director of Global Partnerships at NEOMA Business School

    DARREN HANSON is Professor of Leadership, a Director of the Centre for Leadership and Effectiveness in Organisations (CLEO) and the Director of Global Partnerships at NEOMA Business School. Immediately prior to which he was Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic Leadership and Assoc. Professor of Leadership at the National University of Singapore....   Read More

    DARREN HANSON

    DARREN HANSON is Professor of Leadership, a Director of the Centre for Leadership and Effectiveness in Organisations (CLEO) and the Director of Global Partnerships at NEOMA Business School.  Immediately prior to which he was Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic Leadership and Assoc. Professor of Leadership at the National University of Singapore.   Most of his work life has been spent outside of academia, in the corporate world. Before becoming a professor, Dr. Hanson headed up learning and organization development in a division of BHP (Billiton), then later joined one of the world’s leading executive search companies, Heidrick and Struggles, as Partner in Charge of the Leadership Advisory Practice in Asia, based in Singapore.  He has served in an advisory and training capacity to numerous Fortune 500 MNCs globally and has taught corporate executive programs and MBA courses for more than 20 years in Australian Graduate School of Management, ESC Toulouse, ESEC Barcelona, Chicago University-Booth School of Business, and INSEAD amongst others.

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