Lecture Series

Audiences at a lecture

Lecture Series by Dain Said and Nandita Solomon
This lecture is ticketed & Space is Limited. Online Purchase: RM 25.00 / At the door: RM 30.00. To purchase tickets, click here
Friday, 21 June 2013
8.30pm – 9.30pm, Black Box

Film Director, Dain Said and Producer, Nandita Solomon will present a keynote. The dynamic duo will share their experience in Malaysian filmmaking and how they navigate their way around certain cultural restrictions and industry challenges both as a director and producer.

Lecture Series by Rishi Reddi – Multiculturalism + Literature
Saturday, 22 June 2013
2.00pm – 3.00pm, Black Box
Admission is free, but space is limited. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

Rishi Reddi is a writer and environmental lawyer living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of Karma and Other Stories, published by Ecco/ HarperCollins and winner of the 2008 PEN New England / L.L. Winship prize for fiction. Her work has been read on National Public Radio, performed at New York City’s Symphony Space, and published in Best American Stories, Harvard Review, and Prairie Schooner, among other journals.

Her essays and translations have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Asian American Literary Review, and the Partisan Review.

Rishi has been practicing environmental law for state and federal government for the past twenty years. She has served on the boards of SAALT, a national non-partisan civil rights organization that serves the South Asian-American community, and Grub Street Inc, Boston’s beloved creative writing center. She has also served as Amnesty International’s Massachusetts Legislative Liason.

Her first novel, West, is forthcoming.

Lecture Series by Alfian Sa’at – Censorship Today
Sunday, 23 June 2013
12.30pm – 1.30pm, Black Box
Admission is free, but space is limited. Sign up at The Cooler Lumpur Facebook Page.

Born in 1977, Alfian Bin Sa’at is currently a Resident Playwright with W!LD RICE. His plays with the company include Homesick, Happy Endings: Asian Boys Vol. 3 and Cooling-Off Day. His published works include two collections of poetry, One Fierce Hour and A History of Amnesia, two collection of short stories, Corridor and Malay Sketches, and two collections of plays, Collected Plays 1 & 2.

Alfian has been nominated seven times for Best Script at the Life! Theatre Awards, eventually winning for ‘Landmarks’, and ‘Nadirah’. He has also won the Boh Cameronian for Best Original Script for ‘Parah’ and Best Original Book or Lyrics for ‘The Secret Life of Nora’. He has also been nominated for the Kirayama Asia-Pacific Book Prize and the Singapore Literature Prize for A History of Amnesia.

In 2001, Alfian won the Golden Point Award for Poetry as well as the National Arts Council Young Artist Award for Literature. His plays have been translated into German, Swedish and Danish and have been read and performed in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, London, Zürich, Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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