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Hanna Alkaf

Hanna Alkaf is a writer with over 10 years of experience in journalism and communications. Her byline has appeared everywhere from Marie Claire to Esquire, from the Star to Cilisos, and her short stories have been published in various anthologies and publications. In 2016, Hanna published her nonfiction book GILA, an exploration of mental illness in Malaysia. Her first young adult novel, set against the backdrop of the 1969 racial riots in Kuala Lumpur, is due to be published in 2019 by Salaam Reads, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. She currently divides her time between writing and motherhood.

My Sessions

So. You. Want. To. Get. Published.

CLassroom 1: Room 8, Level U2, Block C5, Publika

So you think you have a story to tell? So you want to get published? Get advice from two debut authors about the sometimes rewarding, often heartbreaking world of publishing. Find out what agents and publishers are looking for, learn how best to pitch your work, and most importantly, figure out your story and how […]

Workshop
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Nevertheless, She Persisted: Writing As Resistance

Black Box

There is no escaping that free speech is under threat. As our digital spaces continue to proliferate (and thrive), as our words and voices find new places to call home, we find ourselves under greater pressure towards silence from both public and private entities. How do we resist? How do we persist? On this panel, […]

Panel
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Creative Writing Workshop with Hanna Alkaf (Secondary Students)

British Council Malaysia

Are you a budding writer? Ever wondered how novelists capture readers’ attention? Come and discover your creativity through this fun, engaging workshop that will feature exercises, tips and tricks to get those creative juices flowing. This workshop is for secondary school students, from ages (13 – 17 years old). For young adults workshop (18 – 24 years […]

Cooler Lumpur Junior
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Creative Writing Workshop with Hanna Alkaf (Young Adults)

British Council Malaysia

Are you a budding writer? Ever wondered how novelists capture readers’ attention? Come and discover your creativity through this fun, engaging workshop that will feature exercises, tips and tricks to get those creative juices flowing. This workshop is for young adults, from ages (18 – 24 years old). For secondary school students workshop (13 – 17 years […]

Cooler Lumpur Junior
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