Monday, May 17, 2010

Shirley Lim Workshop & Tunku Halim Talk

Here's a couple of events from the Silverfish calendar of events you might be interested in :
Shirley Geok-lin Lim Creative Writing Workshop

On Beginnings and Endings.

One day workshop on Sat July 17th from 10.30 am to 4.30pm at Silverfish Books, 58-1, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 603 228 448 37. Email: Website:

A two-part workshop that covers generating ideas, drafts, and short forms before turning to ways to develop, structure, and revise a competed short story or one-act play. The morning workshop will focus on producing "short shorts"--first drafts of selected poetic forms and flash fiction to be shared, reviewed, and revised. The afternoon workshop will examine models of longer forms--one-act plays and short stories--and focus on writing exercises that encourage practice and experimentation with structures of narrative development. Participants will be invited to submit selections of their previously written poems, stories, and one-act plays to include interactive revising and rewriting work.

Cost for one the day workshop is MYR200.00 per person. This workshop will be limited to 20 participants, and registration will be strictly on first-come-first-served basis. Shirley Lim is a very good teacher and her workshops are enormously popular. Please register (with full payment) early to avoid disappointment. (Many were, the last time she ran a workshop here.)
Book talk by Tunku Halim

There will be a book talk by Tunku Halim on the writing and researching of his latest book, A Children's History of Malaysia, on Saturday, 29th of May, 2010 at Silverfish Books, 58-1 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur at 5.30pm. Tel: 228 448 37 Email:

Tunku Halim has written numerous collections of short stories, two novels, a biography and is the author of the very popular A Children's History of Malaysia,  a handsome hardbound volume that will educate not just children. Most of the buyers so far have been adults -- many are expatriates who want to educate themselves a little more about the country they currently live in. Books on Malaysian history have become quite embarassingly scarce in the country and this is a welcome addition, not the least for its willingness to take some sacred cows by the horn.

Tunku Halim went to school at St John's in Kuala Lumpur before attending Cheltenham College, Sussex University and The City University in England. He has a Masters Degree with Distinction and is a Barrister of the Inner Temple. He has been admitted as a solicitor in Malaysia and in New South Wales.

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