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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..


 

JANUARY

Kolkata Literary Meet

 

International Kolkata Book Fair

 

Pesta Buku Selangor

 

FEBRUARY

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)

 

MARCH

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

 

APRIL

Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair

 

MAY 

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

 

JUNE

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

 

SAARC Literary Festival on South Asian Poetry

 

JULY

Hong Kong Book Fair

 

AUGUST

Bendigo Writers Festival

 

Melbourne Writers Festival

 

SEPTEMBER

Brisbane Writers Festival

 

OCTOBER

Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Conference

 

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

 

Singapore Writers Festival

 

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

 

NOVEMBER

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Call for Writers to Unite

by Tina Isaacs

 

We writers face enough challenges from the outside word – clients who shortchange us, haters who sabotage us, readers who steal from us, authorities who attempt to gag us, the industry as a whole which is designed to make money for everyone EXCEPT the authors/writers whose toil and trouble created the work from which the money is generated.

Let’s not get swept along with the attitude where lambasting each other is so commonplace, no one bats an eye. Unfortunately, due to increasingly competitive world of publishing, this seems to be the trend online and everywhere else. All too often, the community attitude is downright vindictive whenever a peer achieves success.

Who else will stand beside us while we struggle to complete and then promote our work, if not our partners in arms: other writers and bibliophiles?

So my plea to you, my fellow Writers, let’s stand united and be there for each other.

Something to think about… ‪#‎amwriting‬ ‪#‎writing‬ ‪#‎community‬ ‪#‎AtoZChallenge 

 

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MYWritersGroupLogoThis 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–inclusive and non-profit in nature–for WRITERS hailing from MALAYSIA (Malaysian citizens/PRs, and foreign expats who write, live and work in Malaysia); that transcends genre, language, function, medium and experience levels. For avoidance of doubt, this includes writers of fiction, non-fiction or poetry; short story writers, columnists, journalists, bloggers, editors, copywriters, scriptwriters, graphic novelists and literary translators; that are self-published, under independent or mainstream presses; whether established, emerging or aspiring; writing in any genre, via any medium, and in any language.