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26 Nov 2011 - 27 Nov 2011

Malaysia | George Town Literary Festival

The George Town Literary Festival GTLF2011 - “History & Heritage: Where are our Stories?” will be held over two days in Penang, Malaysia on the 26th & 27th of November 2011. The festival will open with a book launch by National Laureate, Muhammad Haji Salleh of a book of pantuns that he has edited, "Bila Terkenang Zaman Dahulu: Pantun Pulau Pinang”, collected from the oral and written archives of Penang - written by Penangites - Chinese, Malays and Peranakans. Also part of the programme are public readings and discussions by the participating writers, a performance by singer/songwriter Az Samad, high-tea with Farish Ahmad-Noor at the E&O Hotel and a dinner - also at the E&O - with 2007 Man Booker Prize Nominee, Tan Twan Eng. The principal venue of the GTLF2011 will be the brand new art-space on 183B Victoria Street in George Town – China House – consisting of three double-storey restored shop-houses with designated spaces for art and performance, a cafe and restaurant. The George Town Literary Festival 2011 is curated by Malaysian writer & actress, Bernice Chauly.   Participating writers include Muhammed Haji Salleh, Farish Ahmad-Noor, Iskandar Al-Bakri, Shih-Li Kow and Tan Twan Eng.