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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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Announcing this year’s judges!

The judging process for the Calistro Prize 2013 is now underway! 

Our lovely judges, selected for their love of children’s and YA books, are Suzanne Lazaroo, Marisa Repin and Animah Kosai. To read a bit more about them, check out our judge’s page here.

 

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Thank you for your stories!

Thank you to all those who participated in the Calistro Prize 2013! 

The judging process will start soon, and we look forward to reading your work!

Every entry will be read by the judges. Stories will be judged based on content, originality and overall readability, with an emphasis on creativity. 

The judges’ decision is final and the Calistro Prize committee will not enter into any correspondence about the shortlist or the winners.

The judges reserve the right to decide not to select a shortlist or winners if the level of the entries is not up to international publishing industry standards. 

Any entry not conforming to the guidelines will be disqualified without author notification.

If you are shortlisted, we will let you know via email on or before 30th November, 2013. The prize winners meanwhile, will be notified by email on or before 31st December, 2013.

Good luck to everyone, and watch this space for more details on who our judges are!

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