R254. Halo-Halo: What Goes into the Successful Global Conference?

Room 15, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Halo-halo is a dessert of many ingredients. It translates, roughly, as "mixed together," or (mistakenly) "mixed up." Both translations might apply to the global workshop/conference. What goes into the creation and execution of the successful global conference? How does the conference ensure a little energy, a little synergy, a little craft, a little theory, while at the same time providing flavorful measures of local experience?


Tim Tomlinson is cofounder of New York Writers Workshop, and coauthor of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He's lived in China, the Philippines, Thailand, Italy, the UK, the Bahamas, Miami, New Orleans, Boston, and New York, all of which figure in his poetry and fiction.

Jacqueline Bishop’s first novel is The River's Song. She is also the author of two collections of poems, Fauna and Snapshots from Istanbul. Her nonfiction books are My Mother Who Is Me: Life Stories from Jamaican Women in New York and Writers Who Paint/Painters Who Write: Three Jamaican Artists.

Dai Fan has taught one of the few creative writing courses in English as a foreign language in China since 2009. She publishes in both Chinese and English. She is professor of English and director of The Sun Yat-sen Center for English-Language Creative Writing and runs the Sun Yat-sen University Writers' Residnecy.

Sanaz Fotouhi is the general manager of the Asia Pacific Writers & Translators. She is a writer, filmmaker and academic. Based in Melbourne, she is also one of the founding members of the Persian International Film Festival in Australia.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside