Almost there!

It’s almost here – the announcement of the 2013 Calistro Prize winners!

Just a quick update; roads around Dataran Merdeka will be closed on Saturday except for Jalan Raja Laut (from Masjid Negara towards Dataran Merdeka) because of the OCBC Cycle Malaysia event. Aside from parking spaces right in front of KL Library, the nearest parking spot will be at Daya Bumi. Take the LRT if you can though, and just get off at Masjid Jamek!

Here’s our updated schedule for the day as well:

CALISTRO PRIZE 2013 AWARDS CEREMONY | 11AM – 12PM
The official announcement of the 2013 winners!

BOOK LAUNCH OF THE CALISTRO PRIZE 2012 WINNER | 12PM – 12:15PM

MYANMAR: CUISINE, CULTURE & CUSTOMS | 12:15PM – 12:30PM Award-winning culinary writer Mohana Gill will be launching her latest book “Myanmar: Cuisine, Culture & Customs”

GAZA WRITES BACK | 12:30PM – 1PM
A book launch and presentation by Refaat Alareer on his book “Gaza Writes Back”, a collection of short stories written by writers living in Gaza, Palestine.

READINGS@CALISTRO | 2PM – 3:30PM
The popular Readings series makes a special appearance at our mini-festival! The line-up includes poets and writers from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Palestine, among them:

Norma Hashim
Refaat Alareer
Nicole Idar
Marc Nair
Scott Sneddon
Deborah Emmanuel
Shivram Gopinath

CONCURRENT TALKS AND WORKSHOPS | 3:30PM – 5PM

1) Healthy Food
Award-winning culinary writer Mohana Gill will run a special demonstration for children and parents on how to prepare healthy cuisine.

2) Poetry Writing Workshop for Teens
Targeted at teens (13 to 18-years-old), creative writing teacher Sharon Bakar will take participants through the mechanics of writing poetry.

3) The Art of Illustrating A Story
Curious about how writers and illustrators work together to create picture books? Join illustrator Tan Vay Fern as she shares her perspective on the process in this talk.

4) How To Write A Young Adult Novel in 7 Days
A fun workshop by writer Ean on the mechanics of writing work aimed at teenagers.

*Admission is free by invitation or registration on a first come first served basis. Just drop us an email at calistroprize@gmail.com or send a message with your name and contact number to either Ean (016 255 4503) or Norma (012 222 1222)

See you there!

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