Burma, also known as Myanmar, is a country of over 50 million people in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east, and China to its north. These neighbouring countries as well as the various colonial occupiers throughout its history have influenced and merged with Burma’s indigenous cultures to create a rich tradition of language, cuisine, music, dance and theatre.
‘Spotlight on Burma’ is part of PEN Perth’s interest in human rights and the responsible freedom of expression in our Indian Ocean region. Join us and members of the Perth Burmese community for an evening of reflection and readings hosted by local Burmese intellectual Chris Lin. This event is an opportunity for you to hear about ongoing social, political and cultural issues of Burma, and, includes a selection of translated creative works read by Holden Shepherd and Michelle Johnston. Light refreshments of traditional Burmese food will also be served!
This event is free but registration is essential! Please RSVP via Perth Festival.