22 Sep 2014
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Six graphic novelists will participate in the first residential exchange between Taiwan and New Zealand courtesy of a joint initiative between the Publishers Association of New Zealand, the Taipei Book Fair Foundation and the New Zealand Book Council.
The exchange will enable three New Zealand artists to collaborate on the creation of a graphic novel with three graphic novelists from Taiwan. The first stage of this exciting opportunity will be held in Auckland in October 2014, and the second phase will take place in Taiwan in February 2015.
The completed work will be jointly published by the Publishers Association of New Zealand and the Taipei Book Fair Foundation and launched in February 2015 at the Taipei International Book Exhibition, at which New Zealand is to be Guest of Honour.
Catriona Ferguson, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Book Council said “We are delighted that for the first time ever, three wonderful Kiwi graphic novelists are going to have the chance to develop something new and exciting with their counterparts from Taiwan. This is a great opportunity to showcase our local talent both to Taiwan and the world. “
About the exchange participants:
The aim of the exchange is to:
If you have any questions or to find out about the availability of exchange participants for interview, please email Catriona Ferguson at email@example.com or call her on 021 0248 2637.