#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 (Temerloh), 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!

 

#MYWritersFest2019 Program Listing

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Festival Launch (with Mass Book Launch Special)
16 September, Monday, 2pm
Venue: Intermark KL (Level 3)

 

Kuching: Write Now! – Writing Retreat
1 to 4 October, Tuesday to Friday
Venue: Singgahsana Lodge, Kuching

 

Kuching: Professional Talks*
5 October, Saturday, 2pm & 4:30pm
Venue: Pullman Hotel Kuching

 

Ipoh: Writing Retreat
10 to 12 October, Thursday to Saturday
Venue: Majestic Tower, Ipoh

 

Penang: NutMag Zine Launch
13 October, Sunday, 12pm
Venue: Hin Bus Depot, George Town

 

Petaling Jaya: Writing Workshops & Talks*
12 & 13 October, Saturday & Sunday, all day
Venue: The Language House, Petaling Jaya

 

Pahang: Meet & Greet
19 October, Saturday, 2pm
Venue: BACA – The Reading Room & Cafe, Temerloh

 

Petaling Jaya: Writing Workshops & Talks*
20 October, Sunday, all day
Venue: The Language House, Petaling Jaya

 

Kuala Lumpur: Readings@Seksan
26 October, Saturday, 3:30pm
Venue: Seksan Gallery, Bangsar

 

Festival Finale* (book sales, readings, poetry performances, forums, storytelling sessions & award presentations)
27 October, Sunday, all day
Venue: The Linc KL (Level 2)

 

*Full listing of the day’s program will be made available on our FB page and official website closer to the dates.

To find out more about #MYWritersFest2019, follow our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/malaysianwriterssociety).