In just over a week’s time I’m going to be back in Malaysia! \o/ I haven’t been home in more than a year. It feels like it’s been DECADES. I am super excited.
I’ll be appearing at #FAST: The Cooler Lumpur Festival, a multidisciplinary arts festival that’s all about ideas. And hashtags. Hashtag ideas!
Programme items I’ll be on:
FIXI NOVO Book Launch
Saturday, 21 June 2014
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
White Box @ Publika
Facebook event: Fixi Novo Double Book Launch
Fixi Novo will be launching my first book, Spirits Abroad, which collects 10 short stories including three new stories that have never been published anywhere yet ever. !!!
There will also be another awesome Malaysian author launching a book at this event. More details to come soon!
The Age of Creativity
Saturday, 21 June 2014
8.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Black Box @ Publika
Facebook event: The Age of Creativity panel
Do we have enough fresh, new, and unique ideas to continue to push the boundaries of literature and music and film? Is everything derivative? Whatever happened to originality? Is it something altogether unattainable in this day and age? A discussion on what – if anything – is lacking in the world of the arts. A discussion on whether such creative doomsaying is premature.
Panelists: Gary Thomas, Ian Casocot, Zen Cho
Moderator: Lee Chwi Lynn
This is a really interesting topic, and ties in with the thing I’m on the next evening in a totally unplanned way —
“Inspiration, Influence and Interaction” Writing Workshop
Sunday, 22 Jun 2014
6.30 pm –
9.30 pm It’ll probably be more like 8.30 pm, to be honest. People will be tired and hungry!
Interpr8 Art Space, Publika
Facebook event: Writing workshop
Writing is often viewed as a solitary activity, but nobody creates in a vacuum. Writers are influenced not only by the books they read, but by art, movies, pop culture, politics and their peers. In this workshop participants will discuss their artistic influences, generate ideas, and consider how to draw upon existing works and ideas in their creative practice to produce work that is distinctively their own.
Tickets are available at www.tix.my (RM20 online; RM25 at the door).
I am also running a writing workshop! I’m hoping it’ll be a fun conversation with lots of noodling about ideas and writing of little snippets and so on and so forth. #Faster sign up! Ahhh, I kill myself.
You can see the full programme here. Let me know if you’re going to be there!