The writing community in Penang, known as MYWritersPenang, is active and vibrant. The writers meet up regularly for write-ins, group critiques, reading performances, trainings and book-selling events.

MYWritersPenang also published an annual zine known as NutMag and runs their own online monthly newsletter (subscribe here: You may also join MYWritersPenang Facebook Group to stay updated with what’s happening in the writing scene in Penang.

The MYWriters Penang Committee

Things that annoy Anna: accounts that do not balance and badly-written novels. She has given up on annoying bean counters in general–she now counts money for the Malaysian Writers Society and runs write-ins, though not both at the same time. Anna is the primary editor for NutMag.

Originally from Scotland, Mark Walker now spends most of his time in Malaysia and East Africa. A travel consultant by profession, he has a voracious curiosity about all aspects of life in all the places he has visited.

Vicknesh has been actively involved in penetration testing as well as forensics, software development, application security audit and network design and deployment for the past 13 years. He is now currently trying his hand at writing stories for RPGs.

Despite his everyday profession as a semi-professional freelancer, Wilson Khor W.H. is known more as a poet rather than a writer—even more as a friend whose words carry the scent of blooming flowers; the heartbeats of his companions and supporters colouring the shades of their petals.