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Sun, 8 Oct 2017, 2:30PM


8 Oct 2017

Duration 45mins


Sun, 8 Oct 2017, 2:30PM


Open State Hub, Victoria Square


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10 years on from Alice Pung’s collection on the experiences of Asian Australians, what’s changed?

In partnership with National Young Writers’ Festival, the founders of a bold new literary magazine Pencilled In continue the conversation with contiguous sessions in Newcastle and Adelaide.

Panellists: Yen-Rong Wong, Rachel Ang, with special guest Julie Koh

Yen-Rong Wong is a Brisbane based writer, and the founding editor of Pencilled In, a magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of young Asian Australian artists. She is also the Twitter and e-newsletter manager for Hot Chicks with Big Brains, and an editor at Umbel and Panicle. Her work has been published in The Guardian, The Lifted Brow, The Quo, and Brain Mill Press.

Rachel Ang is a comics artist and the art director of Pencilled In. Her work has been published in The Lifted Brow, Suburban Review and Scum Mag. She works as an architect in Melbourne.

Julie Koh was born in Sydney to Chinese–Malaysian parents. After quitting a career in corporate law to pursue writing, she has had short stories published in a range of publications, including The Best Australian Stories 2014 and 2015, The Sleepers Almanac and The Lifted Brow. In 2013 she was a finalist for the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (Written Word category). Her website is

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