Tag Archives: Malaysia

Publication News – “Dash” published in Malaysian Sports Writing Anthology “Champion Fellas” March 2016

 We are pleased to announce the publication of Tina’s short story “Dash” in “Champion Fellas“, an anthology on Malaysian Sports Writing, which features the winning entries of the D.K. Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence plus writing by prominent invitees.
“Dash” received the runner-up prize for this Award in November 2015. 

The anthology was judged and edited by Dipika Mukherjee and Sharon Bakar, and contains works of fiction and non-fiction by Farah Hanna Alkaf, Saras Manickam, Marc de Faoite, Anand Krishnan, Angeline Woon, Masturah Alatas, Lai Meng Foong, Sarah Lee, Zed Adam Idris, Rozlan Mohd Noor,Carol Pang, Joon Teoh, Shaqila Munisamy, veteran sportsman Tony Mariadass, and journalists Rehman Rashid and Lionel Yew. It will be available for sale in Malaysian book stores in March 2016.

Calendar of Annual Writer / Literary Events in Malaysia and Asia Pacific


CalendarI was compiling a list of literary events and festivals for writers in the geographic region near Malaysia, for the Malaysian Writers community*, so that we as writers can be more aware of promotional and professional development opportunities nearby.

It occurred to me that other writers might benefit from it too.

So, here it is..



Kolkata Literary Meet


International Kolkata Book Fair


Pesta Buku Selangor



Kolkuta Literature Festival


Apijay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF)


Delhi Poetry Festival, followed by New Delhi World Book Fair


Taipei International Book Exhibitipn


Bangkok International Book Fair


Digital Writers Festival (ONLINE)



Asia Pacific Poetry Festival

  • 2015 – 1-7Mar, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • see Vietnam Tourism guide http://www.vietnamtourism.com


Irrawady Literary Festival


The Bookworm Literary Festival


Asean Literary Festival 2015



Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair



Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival


JB Arts Festival, inclusive of JB Writers & Readers Festival


Auckland Writers Festival


Sydney Writers Festival


Asian Festival for Children’s Content Singapore


Emerging Writers Festival



A Cooler Lumpur Literary Festival (formerly Kuala Lumpur International Literary Festival)


SAARC Literary Festival on South Asian Poetry



Hong Kong Book Fair



Bendigo Writers Festival


Melbourne Writers Festival



Brisbane Writers Festival



Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Conference


Bali Emerging Writers Festival (BEWF) / Ubud Writers & Readers Festival


Singapore Writers Festival


Hong Kong International Literary Festival



Victoria Writers Festival


Georgetown Literary Festival (GTLF)


Hong Kong International Literary Festival



I would welcome and be grateful for any input to correct the above details or any omissions. Feel free to drop me a note! 😉



*This writer is founder and moderator/administrator of the Malaysian Writers Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/malaysianwriters/ which is described as “A platform and community for writers of fiction, non-fiction or poetry of Malaysian citizenship/permanent residence or non-Malaysians who write and work in/from Malaysia; who are published or aspiring; writing in any genre, via any medium and in ANY language (includes short story writers, columnists, journalists, bloggers, editors, copywriters, scriptwriters and literary translators).