It is with great sadness and disappointment that we have to announce that this workshop was cancelled. The presenter, Poh Lin Lee, was denied entry to the country by Border Force on the grounds that she did not have a visa that either allowed her to present this workshop, or to appear as part of a panel at the opening night of the film Island of the Hungry Ghosts, which centres round her work with asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island.
Given that Poh has been travelling regularly to UK for a number of years we are puzzled by her detention and subsequent expulsion, but I am sure readers will be aware of the constant stream of new policies making it harder to enter the UK.
Poh has subsequently tried to obtain a suitable visa but the process is so difficult that at present this is on hold. We are currently unable to reschedule her workshop.
For those of you who have not seen Island of the Hungry Ghosts we can highly recommend it. There will be a showing at the Narrative Conference in Antwerp along with an interview with Poh Lin Lee.