Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another Literary Saturday

Heavens above! Once again we have a single Saturday crammed with activity of the bookish kind. I'm talking about 26th which kicks off with MPH Breakfast Club (11.00a.m. to 12.30p.m.) featuring short story writer Robert Raymer, whose collection Lovers and Strangers Revisited has just been republished by MPH. (More about Robert and the event on Eric's blog.)

I've been hoping for some time that Sarawak based Robert would find his way back over here again soon, and that I would be able to nab him for Readings@Seksan. And so it has come to pass.

This then is the second great event of the day, running from 3.30-6 p.m.) and the poster will be up on this blog as soon as I have finalised the line-up (or as far as I can, given the inherent unpredictability of this kind of event!).

Saradha Narayanan will be at Silverfish at 5.30 p.m. to talk about a little about her experience with writing and then read selected passages from her book, Freedom of Choice. (Should be possible to hop from Seksan's to Silverfish in time to catch this if you need a double/treble dose of book events.)

Meanwhile, over at Rasta Restaurant in Taman Tun (5.30-8.30), the lovely Farish Noor launches his new book Dibalik Malaysia. The hilarious Harith Iskander will be MCing and there's food! (Click the poster up to full size to see details and map.)

Can you cram in four events in one day? This is the ultimate lit-lovers challenge.


Z said...

Hi, Sharon! I e-mailed the British Council about your creative writing course a couple of days ago, but there hasn't been a reply. I don't suppose you have any places left? I'm really keen to join, but I only found the website a couple of days ago.

bibliobibuli said...

am so sorry. present class is completely full but if you email me i will make sure you know about the next one. i will keep going!

lil ms d said...

i wish everyone all the best and have great fun! won't be around that weekend. xxx

Z said...

I thought it might be! Thanks all the same. :) Hope the course goes well!

bibliobibuli said...

hope anyway to see you next round!

animah said...

Won't be in KL next weekend. Have fun!

BorneoExpatWriter said...

Sounds like a busy day! Thanks for the mention, and looking forward to seeing you and KL again. Robert

bibliobibuli said...

so glad we will see you here and looking forward to catching up!

BorneoExpatWriter said...

Tried emailing you a few times from two accounts but both repeatedly rejected (your streamyx account). Just thought it might be of interest to readers and writers, as part of the promotion for MPH, I'm doing a series of blogs on the story behind the stories of Lovers and Strangers Revisited, starting with "On Fridays". I'll be writing about the decisions I made, and the changes (some drastic) even after its initial publication, which led to their publications overseas, several in the US. Could be useful to writers hoping to improve their stories and ultimately break out of the Malaysia market.