Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Readings September 09

Sorry I'm so late with the announcement about this month's Readings@Seksan's - only just confirmed the venue (no change this month).

Date: Saturday 26th September, 2009
Time: 3.30pm
Place: Seksan's, 67, Jalan Tempinis Satu, Lucky Garden, Bangsar


The readers for this month include :

Haslina Usman
Shanon Shah
Ioannis Gatsiounis
Uthaya Sankar

Admission free and everyone very welcome. Please help me to spread the word. (For enquiries contact Sharon 017 -2644956,

It's going to be a pretty multi-lingual readings. Haslina Usman is the daughter of late Malaysian Laureate Usman Awang and will be accompanied by friends to read some of her father's poetry across five languages! Uthaya, noticing my blank incomprehension when he read in Malay last time, has had one of his stories translated into English and read by Shyamala Dhoraisingam Samuel from Monash University, so we can hear extracts in both languages.

Uthaya has a new collection of stories out - as does Ioannis! Shahnon's work has recently appeared in both Body2Body and New Malaysian Essays 2.

Books will be on sale and in addition to those by authors reading, I will be selling copies of some books by and about Anthony Burgess including The Malayan Trilogy and Earthly Powers at a 30% discount. (I'm making no profit at all on this but I wanted to shift a few more copies for Pansing before I return the rest of the books we had for the Burgess conference.)

If you have any Hari Raya goodies to share please feel free to bring them along.

Could I also ask if anyone would be prepared to help me by coming early to arrange chairs, drinks and help clear up. My stalwarts have all dropped by the wayside it seems and I hate running round like a headless chicken seeing to everything.

Keep your eye on this post in case I have any more news about the event to add later.

Postscript :

Karina Bahrin will also be reading.

Thanks once again to Shahril Nizam for the poster.


Life for Beginners said...

I can drop by a little earlier to help out - is 2:30pm fine? I may have to leave by four-ish though.

bibliobibuli said...

would love you to - many thanks!