The 3rd annual Script Road – Macau Literary Festival is scheduled to take place from March 20 to March 30, once again bringing to town a number of renowned poets, novelists, translators, journalists and visual artists. Jiang Fangzhou, a young writer and journalist with enormous prestige in China, will be one of the authors in attendance. The prominent Portuguese writer and journalist Clara Ferreira Alves is also coming to Macau. Other guests will be announced at the press conference, set for Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 3:30pm in the IACM Library.
This year, The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival, an event organised by the Portuguese-language newspaper Ponto Final and by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR Government, will adhere to much the same model as it did in previous editions. The programme consists of numerous conferences and talks open to the public in various venues, university visits, close contact with local secondary schools, a book fair, visual art exhibitions, musical performances and film screenings.
Now in its third year, The Script Road will once again bring to Macau some of the most eminent literary names in the Portuguese-speaking world, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. There will also be a Spanish-language author joining the festival. Local Macau authors will have a strong showing in the event, as well.
One of the most important moments in the Festival will be the presentation of its second annual anthology of short stories, essays and poems inspired by Macau. Guest writers, who visited Macau last year for the Festival’s 2nd edition, wrote many of the works collected in this new book. Also collected in the anthology will be the winning stories from The Script Road 2nd Short Story Competition. The names of the winning authors will be announced at the press conference.