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/ George Town Literary Festival plans to grow in 2018
OVER three days, George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) 2017 welcomed about 4,500 literary “monsters”, to Penang, where they were immersed themselves with panel discussions, literary activities and book launches.
/ Malaysian festival puts Asian literature in the spotlight
PENANG, Malaysia In a beautifully refurbished colonial building next to George Town's coastal thoroughfare, a tight-knit yet diverse crowd is hungry for answers. A microphone is passed around, and people rock nervously in their chairs as they wait to throw questions at a row of international authors and editors, who are animated after a heated discussion. Above their heads, the...
/ Hantu kekuasaan di George Town
Telah seminggu festival sastera antara bangsa George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) berakhir. Acara tahunan anjuran kerajaan Pulau Pinang itu telah berlangsung saban tahun sejak 2011. Bagi acara GTLF tahun ini, berlangsung dari 24 ke 26 November lalu, saya turut diundang menyertai festival itu.
/ Malaysian festival highlights rise of pan-Asian literature
PENANG, Malaysia -- In a beautifully refurbished colonial building next to George Town's coastal thoroughfare, a tight-knit yet diverse crowd is hungry for answers. A microphone is passed around, and people rock nervously in their chairs as they wait to throw questions at a row of international authors and editors, who are animated after a heated discussion.
/ GEORGE TOWN LIT FEST RECAP!
George Town is a northern city situated on the island of Penang, which proudly boasts a reputation as a ‘rebel state’ as well as home to the best street food in Malaysia. A UNESCO heritage site, traces of the bustle of migrants, traders, merchants, and sailors are still felt in the cooking, the lovingly preserved teahouses and worn shop signs. With the three coinciding festivals...
/ Old myths still have meaning today, says George Town lit fest keynote speaker
MONSTERS are how our minds picture the ugly, evil, unjust and cruel, while immortals have been relegated to spend earthly lives for eternity. These age-old myths still have meaning in our present day, said Muhammad Haji Salleh, the 1991 national literary laureate, in his keynote speech at the launch of this year's George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) themed 'Monsters and (Im)mortals'.
/ George Town Lit Fest gets thumbs up for being different
THE George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) this year ended on a good note, with all its writers, panellists and artists looking forward to the next instalment. Malaysian writers like Felicia Yap said the GTLF this year had created a "buzzy atmosphere" that promoted interaction between writers and readers.
/ Novel baru Faisal Tehrani kupas isu LGBT
PENULIS prolifik, Faisal Tehrani muncul dengan novel terbarunya yang mengangkat kisah seorang profesor feminis yang lesbian yang berjuang menyebarkan kesedaran mengenai hak lesbian, gay, biseksual dan transgender (LGBT) dalam masyarakat Melayu. Novel bertajuk Profesor itu diterbitkan oleh Fixi dan dilancarkan pada Festival Sastera George Town di Pulau Pinang, semalam.
/ Faisal Tehrani tackles gay issues in new book
CONTROVERSIAL writer Faisal Tehrani is back with a new book, Profesor, which is about a lesbian feminist professor trying to fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights among the Malays.
/ Of heroes and monsters at the George Town Literary Festival
IT’S not often that one gets a first-hand experience of monsters and immortals bursting from the literary world, but this year's George Town Literary Festival (GTLF), themed “Monsters and (Im)mortals”, brought to life these enchanted beings via 55 events over three days from November 24 to 26.