War and peace, migration and settlement, disaster and refugees, gender, communities, capitalism.
Rather than problems in far-off worlds,
These painful words are part of the lives we live here and now.
They are the reasons why we, here and now in 2018,
Are filled with joy and pain, or sometimes sadness and anger.
Writers are people who speak and write and hear and read
With desperation, here and now.
The 2018 Seoul International Writers’ Festival:
Where we discuss, ponder, and listen to the here and now.
Where we read, think, and share about the heading of our world.
Where we never stop asking you: