The 6th edition of The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival will kick off on Saturday (4th March) with comic book authors Dick Ng, Filipe Melo, Philippe Graton and Clément Baloup, who will deliver a talk on “Illustrating Words – The Art of Comics”.
Lo Yi-Chin, a celebrated author from Taiwan, will then take the stage to discuss “The Labyrinth of Contemporary Chinese Fiction”.
The opening ceremony and inauguration of the Script Road Exhibitions is scheduled in the Old Court Building.
The 2017 Festival’s debut will continue to unfold at the Old Court Building with Daniel de Roulet giving a talk on “Atomic Books – Hiroshima, Fukushima and Other Disasters” a followed by historical fiction novelists João Morgado and Raquel Ochoa, elaborating on the topic “Stories with History”. The opening day culminates in a poetry session at The Script Road Café (Old Court Building) titled “The Poet’s Café”, featuring Chen Li, António MR Martins, Rai Mutsu, Wang Jiaxin and other, local poets.
The 6th edition of the Macau Literary Festival will take place from 4–19 March 2017 where a book fair will remain open throughout the event. A new anthology of short stories about Macau, published in three languages (Chinese, Portuguese and English), will be released during the Festival.
The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival was founded in 2012 by local newspaper Ponto Final and is based in Macau. The Festival began as the first and largest gathering of literati from China and the Portuguese-speaking countries. In 2017, the Festival gathers more than 60 guests from over 20 regions and countries, among them two Man Booker Prize 2016 finalists.
The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival 2017 Schedule