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One week to the awards!

Just seven more days to our official announcement of the Calistro Prize 2013 winners on 18th January, 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Library at Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur!

While we wait, you may like to get reacquainted with our mission of encouraging the creation of good Malaysian stories by reading an interview with our founder Dr David Kirkham here, or listening an interview with our 2013 organising committee member Daphne Lee here.

If you have not checked out the other activities we have planned for the day alongside the awards ceremony, here’s the schedule so far:

SALE OF BOOKS/ BAGS/ ZINES | 10AM – 5PM

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

BOOK LAUNCH OF THE CALISTRO PRIZE 2012 WINNER | 12PM – 12:30PM

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 – 3PM
The popular Readings series makes a special appearance at our mini-festival – stay tuned for updates of the performers and writers who will take the stage!

CONCURRENT TALKS AND WORKSHOPS | 3PM – 5PM

1) Healthy Food
A talk and demonstration on healthy cooking by award-winning culinary writer Mohana Gill.

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.

Admission is free via registration – to do so, email us at calistroprize@gmail.com or or send a message with your name and contact number to either Ean (016 255 4503) or Norma (012 222 1222).

For more updates on the events, go to our Facebook page or click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/592856097454131/?ref=22.

Hope you can join us!

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