This is a book fair with a twist and kick, and you don’t want to miss it. Spicing it up are four book launches, guaranteed to turn you into a literary anarchist!
On 3 to 4 May 2008, a new book festival will be launched in Kuala Lumpur, at The Annexe, Central Market. Touting itself as an alternative to commercial book festivals and warehouse sales, KLAB 2008 promises the discerning reader a different read altogether. Literary fiction, politics, religion – written by local writers and published by local publishers who are passionate about books, writing and the causes they champion.
15 bookshops under one roof!
15 publishers will be setting up stalls to hawk their wares: Silverfish Books, Z Publishing, Suara-Suara, Gerak Budaya, SIRD, to name a few. If you want to know what makes Malaysia Malaysia, head over to the stalls and talk to publishers and writers like Daphne Lee, Raman Krishnan and Raja Ahmad. They’ll tell you!
Four book launches!
Four book launches: BERSIH photo-book. "Kakiseni" playwriting winners. Aweks KL. Religion Under Siege.
And Hishamuddin Rais' new book, available for the first time.
The KAKISCRIPT launch will be on Sunday 4 May 2008 @ 2pm. More updates coming up!
12pm Forum on Malay Politics
2pm Bersih photo book book launch
4pm SIS Forum on Book Banning
2pm Joint book launch: Kakiseni & Aweks KL
4pm Religion Under siege book launch & forum
At the Book Giveaway, anyone with too many books at home can leave them at the Annexe, and those who want more books, may grab them for free! Caveat: each ‘buyer’ can take home only three books. Hey, they’re free, what’s the fuss?
KLAB is also a part of The Annexe's Art For Grabs, the bazaar for art under RM100! Also going on is World Freedom Press Day workshops and rock gigs on both days.
For more details and interviews with the writers and publishers please contact:
Amir Muhammad – firstname.lastname@example.org
Zulhabri Supian – email@example.com
Dina Zaman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Join the KLAB!
Next weekend it's the KLAB – the Kuala Lumpur Alternative Book Festival - 2008! :