Panels

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Saturday, 22 June

New Malay Literature: The Changing Face of the Malay Author
Saturday, 22 June 2013
11.00 am – 12.00 pm (1 hour), Black Box
Admission: Free. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

A panel that features non-Malay writers who write in BM. The panel will challenge assumptions about language and identity in Malaysia and also explore the market for Malay fiction.

Panelists: Uthaya Shankar (MY), Gina Yap (MY) and Alfian Sa’at (SG)
Moderator: Umapagan Ampikaipakan (MY)

Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference: Should Literature Be Political?
Saturday, 22 June 2013
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (1 hour), Black Box
Admission: Free. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

One of the official panels of the EWWC which will be live-streamed on the internet, this panel aims to discuss whether literature should be political or should be enjoyed for its aesthetic value only. Are the two separable?

Panelists: Benjamin Markovits (UK), Huzir Sulaiman (MY), Shamini Flint (MY/SG) and Di Li (VN)
Moderator: Sharaad Kuttan (MY)

Panel Curated by Tongue in Chic: Fashion & Media in KL – Where is the definitive voice?
Saturday, 22 June 2013
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm, Paradiso Lounge
Admission: Free. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

There is lack of authority when it comes to writing about fashion in Malaysia. The relationship between the media and fashion is one of parties and networking. In our local industry there is no shortage of up and coming talent; but it seems to stop there – up and coming. Somehow the media in KL does not seem to be able to contribute or elevate these designers. Why? Is it because of the consumer culture? Is it because it’s always puff pieces and the reader can see right through it? Is it because the designers cannot deliver the goods?

We explore what needs to be done on the part of the designer and fashion media to make a viable contribution to building the sustainability of Malaysian Fashion.

Panelists: Azura Rahman, Claudia Low, Jason Lim, and Silas Liew
Moderator: Loo Jia-Wei

Edinburgh World Writers Conference: A National Literature
Saturday, 22 June 2013
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm (1 hour), Black Box
Admission: Free

One of the official panels of the EWWC which will be live-streamed on the internet, this panel aims to discuss the national literature – whether authors write to agree on, react against or to form the perceived notion of a national identity through literature. In this increasingly globalised world, is a national literature still relevant?

Panellists: A. Samad Said (MY), Chuah Guat Eng (BR), Suzanne Joinson (UK) and Alfian Saat (SG).
Moderator: Bernice Chauly (MY).

 

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Sunday, 23 June

#Word Panel: On Identity & Culture
Sunday, 23 June 2013
11.00am – 12.00pm (1 hour), Black Box
Admission: Free. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

Join Huzir Sulaiman, Rishi Reddi, Chuah Guat Eng & BFM’s Richard Bradbury (moderator) as they discuss cultural identity in literature from the perspective of “the outsider”.

Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference: Censorship Today
Sunday, 23 June 2013
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm (1 hour), Black Box
Admission: Free. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

One of the official panels of the EWWC which will be live-streamed on the internet aims to talk about what impact censorship has on the state of writing and literature in Malaysia and around the world.

Panelists: Marina Mahathir (MY), Lourd de Veyra (PH), Dr Ma Thida (Burma) & Nicola Morgan (UK)
Moderator: Ezra Zaid (MY)

ad(WORD)tising
Sunday, 23 June 2013
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm (1 hour), Black Box
Admission: Free. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

What we are seeing these days are more conservative and restraint advertising. This panel will look at how words move in  advertising in relationship to how today’s consumers are culturally more sensitive.

Panelists: Sa’ad Hussein – CCO of the TBWA Group and 4As Creative Council President, Alvin Teoh – ECD of NAGA DDB & Harmandar Singh – Head Honcho of Adoi Magazine
Moderator: VJ Anand, Creative Director, Creative Juice Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian Noir: The Real and Unreal in Crime Fiction
Sunday, 23 June 2013
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm (1 hour), Paradiso Lounge
Admission: Free. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

Asian Noir is increasingly popular in fiction and film. Here we speak to some Noir authors about this trend and about the darker side of their cities. Uma and Joe will also be hosting a screening at Café Paradiso just before the panel. Umaandjoe.com is everything you’ve ever wanted from an online show about movies – from previews to reviews.

Panellists: Shamini Flint (MY/SG), Brian Gomez (MY), Rozlan Mohd Noor (MY)
Moderator: Umapagan Ampikaipakan (MY)