Activiti MASKARAI love the acronym which translates ... I suppose as Readings with Friends or Readings in Good Company. (And maskara is of course the Malay word for mascara!)
MASKARA adalah akronim bagi “Majlis Baca Naskhah Kawan-Kawan Yang Kita Suka”
Majlis ini macam “Readings at Seksan”
Acara ini, Insya-Allah, akan dijadikan acara bulanan. Berikut adalah maklumat MASKARA bulan Jun:
Tarikh: SABTU, 2 JUN 2007
Masa: 8:45 MALAM
Tempat: RUMAH PENA
Aktiviti: Baca cerpen, baca sedutan novel, deklamasi sajak dan bermain muzik.
Juruacara: Mat Jan.
Pembaca naskhah: SM Zakir, Amir Mukhriz, Panaharjuna, Jigo, King Binjai, dan Pink Platun.
Pemain muzik: Izzi dan Materabak.
Masuk adalah percuma.
Am very pleased 1) that other readings are going on in the city 2) that others see the formula of our readings at Seksan's is seen to be worth following. (6 readers, 10-15 minutes each and time to chat and socialise). They go one better though and have added some music to the mix. (But then they don't have our piggies or La Bodega wine!)
Rumah Pena (24, Jln Dewan Bahasa) is a beautiful venue - an old colonial bungalow with a big garden in a quiet corner of the city. I went there when S.M. Zakir of Pena organised an event for us during the first KL Litfest.
Would like to say that if any of the readers for this event (and others waiting in the wings) want to get in touch, we would love to invite you also to read a bit further down the line at Seksan's: we aim to keep our readings bilingual, believing that there should, somewhere, be a meeting of both writing communities. (We'd even welcome writers in other languages if we could put a translation alongside!)