Specials

Art in Search of Words
Saturday, 15 June – Sunday, 7 July 2013
Interpr8 Gallery
Admission is free.

In an exhibition especially curated and commissioned for #Word, Interpr8 gallery presents artwork that thrives on words. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But what happens when you combine the words of the viewer with the work of the artist?

Book Swap
Saturday, 22 June 2013
11.00 am – 3.00 pm, White Box
Admission is free. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

The team behind the charity Novels for All will be holding a book swap so that you can exchange unwanted books for new ones, or choose to buy pre-loved books to add to your collection!

An Evening with the Evening Edition
Saturday, 22 June 2013
5.30pm – 6.30pm, White Box
Admission is free, but space is limited. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

Have you always wanted to meet the faces behind Bfm’s The Evening Edition? Come meet Caroline Oh, Ezra Zaid and Umapagan Ampikaipakan as they talk about their on-air experiences and why they think radio is still a relevant medium today.

One on One with Amir Muhammad
Saturday, 22 June 2013
7.00pm – 8.00pm, White Box
Admission is free, but space is limited. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page

Amir Muhammad is one of Malaysia’s successful independent publishers. This
is no small feat considering the tough business of publishing. He will be interviewed by Ezra Zaid, Director of ZI Publications.

Amir Muhammad is a writer and independent filmmaker based in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia. He has been writing for Malaysian print media since the age
of 14, notably the New Straits Times. He is the publisher behind Matahari Books, FIXI and FIXI Novo.

TimeOut KL Supports Standup Comedy with …..
Saturday, 22 June 2013
8.30pm – 9.30pm, Paradiso Lounge

Book Launch – HUZIR SULAIMAN: COLLECTED PLAYS 1998-2012
Saturday, 22 June 2013
8.30pm – 9.30pm, White Box
Admission is free, but space is limited. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

Join us for the launch of Huzir Sulaiman’s brand new book, with readings by Jo Kukathas, Ghafir Akbar, and Fahmi Fadzil, and a Q&A with Huzir and Umapagan Ampikaipakan.

It is a comprehensive volume of Huzir’s writing for the stage, showcasing the lyricism, dark humour, and insight into the human condition that has won him critical and popular acclaim.

This anthology consists of twelve plays by Huzir Sulaiman, Checkpoint Theatre’s Joint Artistic Director. Based in Singapore, Huzir is one of Southeast Asia’s preeminent playwrights. The twelve plays in this collection bear testimony to his gift of imagining characters and deploying language to offer unexpected insights into the personal, the social and the political. “Huzir Sulaiman: Collected Plays 1998 – 2012” offers readers an opportunity to acquaint themselves with an impressive body of work that has lit up the stage over the past 14 years, and to discover for themselves the virtuosic use of language and impeccable craft which have cemented Huzir Sulaiman as one of the most important playwrights of his generation.

The collection is edited by and contains an introductory essay by Kathy Rowland, the respected theatre writer and researcher. Kathy co-founded and was managing editor of the online arts magazine, kakiseni.com, which launched the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, Malaysia’s first Performing Arts Awards. She edited and introduced Krishen Jit: An Uncommon Position, published by the Contemporary Asian Arts Centre of Singapore.

Bump in the Night
Saturday, 22 June 2013
11.59 pm, Black Box
Admission is free, but space is limited. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

Prepare to tingle with a screening of ghost movies curated by Filemmakers Anonymous, before we round off the night with ghost stories told by Patrick Teoh and Jo Kukathas.

Book Launch – FIXI and FIXI NOVO
Sunday, 23 June 2013
3.00pm – 4.00pm, White Box
Admission is free, but space is limited. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook page.

Fixi and Fixi Novo is a publisher specialising in Malaysian pulp fiction – with
writings in Malay and more recently in English, with more than 30 titles
published since 2011. Two new titles will be launched at the festival by
publisher Amir Muhammad.

“Translations” by MOCAFest
Sunday, 23 June 2013
5.00 pm – 7.00 pm, Black Box
Admission is free, but space is limited. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

‘Translations’ explores the significance of classical poetry from the Muslim world in its original context as well as its modern relevance. There will be a performance that combines music, poetry, the spoken word and dialogue. This event is curated by MOCAFest, the people behind Marketplace Creative Arts.