“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
“After Lockdown” – The effects of the coronavirus pandemics on the life and the writing in Macau.
As the opening session of the 9th Macau Literary Festival, the panel invites four local writers and artist to share their thoughts on the impact on their work after the lockdown caused by COVID-19 earlier this year. During the anti-epidemic period, how did they re-discover their city? When a casino city has no tourists at all, what are the reflections and prospects of the people here? The panel will discuss how the epidemic has changed their lifestyles, work and way of thinking as writer and artist.
Speakers: Eric Chau, Jenny Lao-Phillips, Konstantin Bessmertny, Wang Feng
Panel duration: about 60 minutes
Language: Chinese, English
Spontaneous Interpretation: Chinese, English
Ticketing: free admission