georgetownlitfest


George Town Literary Festival 2014

George Town Literary Festival 2014
Three days of literature, ideas and inspiration.
28 – 30 November 2014

and will be held at
The Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai

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What Are You Hiding?
Saturday 29 November, 10.00am, Gallery 2 @ The Whiteways Arcade

1 in 6 writers have self-censored. In this age of sedition, in this era of surveillance and sousveillance, of big brother and little brother, many a scribe has chosen to not write on topics that might subject them to scrutiny – both by society and by the government. Join these authors as they explore the act of self-censorship and the effect it has on both the writer and the writing.

Panelists: Ooi Kee Beng (Singapore/Malaysia), Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh (Singapore), Leila S. Chudori (Indonesia)
Moderator: Sharaad Kuttan

Stranger Than Fiction
Sunday 30 November, 2.00pm, Lightbox @ The Whiteways Arcade

Writers pull inspiration from all around them, by looking through the veneer of the world and trying to explain it in new ways. But where is the line between reality and fiction, and what happens when the distinction blurs?

Panelists: Leila S. Chudori (Indonesia), Miguel Syjuco (Philippines/Canada), Brian Stoddart (Australia)
Moderator: Eddin Kh

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