The Cooler Lumpur Festival 2013
Theme: #Word


June will mark the inaugural Cooler Lumpur Festival, Kuala Lumpur’s annual multi-disciplinary celebration of culture. This year, The Cooler Lumpur Festival presents #Word, Malaysia’s first – and only – celebration of words in all forms.

#Word aims to engage the producers and purveyors of words – be they written, spoken, or performed – and connect them with the public at large.


In another first, #Word will play host to the only Southeast Asian segment of the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference (EWWC), the world’s largest travelling conference on the state of literature, with three special panels covering the topics of “Censorship Today”, “Should Literature Be Political?” and “A National Literature” – that aim to address critical questions affecting both our literature and our society.

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