George Town Literary Fest – A fertile ground for convergence of writers and poets
Launched in 2011, the George Town Literary Fest 2016 (GTLF) acts as a platform for authors, poets, publishers and readers to share works, exchange ideas and hold discussions.
George Town has always been a fertile ground for the convergence of writers and poets.
The spirit of creativity fostered by this gathering is both enriching and inspiring.
The annual festival is a timely reminder of the importance of reading and the need for discourse.
The camaraderie of creative writers in hot pursuit of their craft is an addictive atmosphere.
Tempered with the grace of beautifully crafted words spoken, it was a dream workshop for many aspirants.
Feminist activist, writer Zainah Anwar delivered the keynote address on the festival’s theme – Hiraeth which means the longing for a homeland that is no longer there.
New College of the Humanities founder, British philosopher A.C. Grayling’s opening lecture capped off a secret film screening at Black Kettle café.
The festival continues with a series of workshops at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee.
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