Asia Pacific Engagement

Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program

WrICE brings together Australian and Asia-Pacific writers for face-to-face collaborative residencies in Asia followed by reciprocal events in Australia. Founded in 2013, WrICE contributes to an Asia-Pacific community of writers, sparking networks and connections and raising the professional profile of writers across the region. It provides a solid framework for intercultural and intergenerational dialogue—the exchange and furthering of knowledge, creativity, skills and cultural perspectives—that is underpinned by principles of mutual respect and a desire for genuine reciprocity. WrICE has presented collaborative residencies and public events in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia. Presenting partners have included the Ayala Museum in Manila, The National Library of Vietnam and The Jakarta Post Writing Center, as well as Melbourne Writers Festival and Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Melbourne Seoul

The Melbourne-Seoul Intercultural exchange forges deep relationships between Korean and Australian universities as well as nurturing significant cross-cultural understanding within and across diverse writing communities. Past participants have included Korean poets So Yeon Kim, Hyangra Kim, Bo Seon Shim, translator Ben Jackson and Australian poets Jessica Wilkinson, Cassandra Atherton, Bonny Cassidy, Kent MacCarter and Lisa Gorton.


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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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