#MYWritersFest (previously known as #MYWritersBookFest) is a month-long festival in October that celebrates local writers and their writings, where writers meet readers in intimate settings, and writers are given the opportunity to showcase their creative works. The first #MYWritersFest was held in 2015, which saw 98 participating writers in 12 venues all over Malaysia.
#MYWritersFest2019 marks the 4th edition of this nationwide festival. This year, we will be having programs in Sarawak (Kuching), Perak (Ipoh), Pulau Pinang (George Town), Pahang, Johor and of course, the Klang Valley. The programs include a series of Meet & Greet sessions, a mass book launch, book sales, readings and poetry performances, and book signings at various locations in Malaysia. The public is invited to meet and mingle with local writers, find out about their writings and publications, listen to the written word being read aloud, buy their books or bring your own copies, take wefies and get autographs!
That aside, a series of #MYWritersTrainings will also be organized for aspiring and established writers. These professional and practical workshops/trainings aim to equip and enrich the journey of a Malaysian writer. The sessions are conducted by Malaysian trainers to ensure that the knowledge and skillsets shared are applicable to the Malaysian writing community. This year, we will also be organizing #MYWritersRetreats as part of the fest!
More information about the programs in the next few weeks, so bookmark this page and stay tuned!