A Society dedicated to the professional advancement of Malaysian writers, writing locally or abroad.

Malaysian Writers Society, fondly known as MYWriters, was established in September 2016 to facilitate activities and programmes related to Malaysian writing and publishing. These include #MYWritersRetreat, #MYWritersEvents, #MYWritersGathering, #MYWritersFest and other online activities on a regular basis.

MYWriters is an inclusive and non-profit initiative, providing a platform for Malaysian writers that transcends genre, language, function, medium, and experience levels. Our members include published and emerging writers. As of July 2017, we have 5,322 Online Members and 80 Society Members.

Our Vision

  • To foster and raise critical interest in creative writing by Malaysian writers across genres, languages, mediums, functions, and experience levels;
  • To encourage, promote, support, defend, and advocate for the interests of Malaysian writers, literary translators, editors, and creators of creative writing content;
  • To hold activities that will enable the professional development of Malaysian writers, promote camaraderie and cooperation between writers in the community and those within the Malaysian literary and publishing industry, and the general advancement of Malaysian literature.

Society Committee (2016–2018)

Group photo of the Society Formation and Committee Appointment meeting (August 2016).

Exco team: Anna Tan, Gina Yap Lai Yoong, Lokman Hakim & Tina Isaacs.

Committee team: Fahmi Mustaffa, Helveron Sagulu, Izad Ishak, Joanne Ch’ng, Lisa Ong, Michelle Leong, Pepper Lim, Shakila Munisamny, Tany Leia Harris & Zedeck Siew.

Society Exco (2016–2018)

Gina Yap Lai Yoong

Vice President
Lokman Hakim

Anna Tan

Tina Isaacs