George Town Literary Festival, Penang Malaysia, Nov 28-30 2014

Sessions :

Saturday 29 November, 10.00am, Gallery 2
What Are You Hiding?

In this age of sedition and surveillance, many a scribe has chosen to not write on topics that might subject them to scrutiny – both by society and by the government. In this panel, authors explore the act of self-censorship and the effect it has on both the writer and the writing.
Panelists: Ooi Kee Beng, Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh, Leila S. Chudori; Moderator: Sharaad Kuttan

Sunday 30 November, 2.00pm, Lightbox
Stranger Than Fiction

Writers pull inspiration from all around them, by looking through the veneer of the world and trying to explain it in new ways. But where is the line between reality and fiction, and what happens when the distinction blurs?
Panelists: Miguel Syjuco, Leila S. Chudori, Brian Stoddart; Moderator: Eddin Khoo