#Word – A Cooler Lumpur Festival
#Word - A Cooler Lumpur Festival | international literary debates
runs in Kuala Lumpur 21-23 June at MYT
. Several debates are included that are part of the Edinburgh World Writers Conference, on themes of Should Literature Be Political?, A National Literature and Censorship Today.
Summer 2013 will mark the inaugural edition of #Word, Malaysia’s first – and only – celebration of the written word in all its forms. From literature to journalism, from film to music, the festival aims to engage the producers and purveyors of words – be they written, spoken, or performed – and connect them with the public at large.
#Word will also play host to the Southeast Asian segment of the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference
on 21-3 June
with three special panels that address the questions ‘Censorship Today
‘, ‘A National Literature
‘ and ‘Should Literature Be Political?’
The events take place at MAP@Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Presented by the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the British Council, the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference
is a unique series of events that are bringing writers together around the world to create an historic picture of the role of literature today. The conversation began in August 2012 at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where 50 world renowned writers joined members of the public every afternoon of 17 – 21 August 2012 to discuss the five topics that almost brought writers to blows during the infamous Writers’ Conference of 1962.
In Malaysia, panellists will be having discussions on the topics of “Censorship Today
“, “Should Literature be Political
” and “A National Literature
” to add to the already bubbling discussions that had been happening around the world. Click here to find out
who will be on which panel, as well as the schedule of each panel.