Culture is, of course, always entangled with the moment in which it is produced. How is our current reality shaping the stories we tell? Writers the world over are, right now, sitting at their desks frantically trying to parse out the shape of what’s to come. The disconnect between creation and context – the world that was and the world as is – will slowly vanish as their work gets published and released. How then do we mitigate whatever grim visions emerge? How to we strike that balance between weariness and hope?
For the first time, an entrance fee of RM10 is charged for admission to the entire festival (5 – 7 October 2018), EXCEPT for workshops and special events, which are charged separately.
The Cooler Lumpur Festival has always been supported by grants, and as we approach our 6th year, a nominal contribution from our attendees will help greatly in keeping the festival sustainable and independent for years to come.