Nhã Thuyên writes, translates and edits books and sometimes organises literary events. She has authored several books of poetry, short fiction and some tiny books for children. Her most recent poetry book, words breathe, creatures of elsewhere (t? th?, nh?ng ng??i l?), was published in Vietnamese (Nha Nam, 2015) and in English translation by Kaitlin Rees (Vagabond Press, 2016). With Kaitlin Rees, she found AJAR, a small bilingual literary journal-press with a mini poetry festival in Hanoi. She is currently shaping a book of essays on Vietnamese contemporary poetry and making some nonsense writing.
WrICE: Poetry Reading + Panel Fri 25 Aug 230-330pm JWC Shopfront, free
We All Speak the Same Language: Panel Fri 25 Aug 1-2pm JWC Performance, free