Friday, June 27, 2008

Readings@Seksan in June - Sticky Post

Catch our next monthly writers event:

Date: 28th June, 2008
Time: 3.30pm
Place: Seksan's, 67, Jalan Tempinis Satu, Lucky Garden, Bangsar (Map)

The readers for this month are:
  • Lydia Teh - skilled observer of Malaysian life, reading some fiction for a change!
  • Elmo Jayawardena - award winning Sri Lankan author and all-round sweetheart
  • Clarissa Tan - Singapore-based Malaysian winner of the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize
  • Kam Raslan - giving us another rib-tickling episode in the life of our favourite datuk!
  • Shahriza Hussein - author of the historical novel, Legacy
  • Jacqueline Ann Surin - journalist, and author of Shape of a Pocket
We also have Zulkifli Ramli of the band Dewangga Sakti playing the gambus for us (listen here!) and a book giveaway sponsored by Pansing. (The books donated by are three of the titles nominated for the Best of Booker : The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, and J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace. Winners will be decided by lucky draw.)

Elmo will be bringing copies of his book Sam's Story to sell to raise funds for AFLAC - the charity he founded.

Admission free and everyone very welcome. Please pass on the invitation to anyone else you think might be interested.

"Readings" is the birth-child of Bernice Chauly, lovingly fostered by Sharon Bakar.

(For enquiries contact Sharon 012-6848835,

Beautiful poster by Shahril Nizam.

This post is sticky and will remain at or near the top of the list of posts till the event. For more recent posts, please check below.


ikhwan said...

i want salleh ben joned, please...

bibliobibuli said...

i would like him too if he feels up to it ...

Anonymous said...

Hello. I'd love to come. I've never been to book readings. Must I have read these books before I could be admitted? Do we then discuss these books? Shy lah.

bibliobibuli said...

no you don't need to read anything. we get some authors to come and read a short piece from their work. the aim is to encourage writers and interest potential readers in their work. it's a bit like a party too where people meet and mingle and make new friends. please do come and bring friends!

here's what happened at the last one

and all the archives of past readings is here

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your reply. Yes, I will come with a friend. And who knows, another friend. And you are doing a gr8 job. I love your blog. What I like most is that you don't talk down to ppl. Bless you
Shy Guy

bibliobibuli said...

shy guy - many thanks, and the more friends you bring the better!

marineko said...

oh dear. i always say to myself, "i'll go to the next reading!" and then it happens on a day when i'm not in KL... again. (same goes with bookcrossing meets!) hopefully i'll make it the next time!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I hope somebody brings rosemary butter cake. Mmmmm. :-P

bookseller said...

hey sharon,

was wonderful to finally say hi to you ;) Will try and pop by to one of these readings soon.

bibliobibuli said...

lyrical - i wish/hope/dream too

bookseller - look forward to that