EVENTS

2024

THE 2nd INTERNATIONAL MINANGAKABAU LITERACY FESTIVAL, WEST SUMATERA, INDONESIA, 8th MAY TO 13th MAY, 2024. 

Book Launch of ‘Have I Got Something To Tell You’ (Singapore, Penguin Random House SEA) 

8 May 2024

KUALA LUMPUR BOOK LAUNCH OF ‘HAVE I GOT SOMETHING TO TELL YOU’ (SINGAPORE, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE SEA) ON 28th APRIL 2024

In conversation with award-winning Malaysian author Shih-Li Kow at the book launch.
Reading an extract from a story in 'Have I Got Something To Tell You' (Singapore, Penguuin Random House SEA, 2024)
The special highlight of the book launch was to have my granddaughter at the event.

KUALA LUMPUR WRITERS FESTIVAL 2024

27 April 2024

Reading an extract from a story in 'Have I Got Something To Tell You' (Singapore, Penguin Random House SEA, 2024)
Reading poems from 'Rambutan Kisses' (Petaling Jaya, Maya Press, 2022)

POETRY WORKSHOPS FOR ORBIX INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, KLANG, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA

23 April 2024

INVITED WRITER AT MARCH 2024 READINGS@SEKSAN, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

30 March 2024

INVITED SPEAKER AT THE WOMEN TRANSCENDING THE CHALLENGES OF GENDER CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, NINGBO, CHINA

20 March 2024

Title of Public Talk: Writing Women in Fiction

INVITED INTERNATIONAL WRITER AT 9th NATIONAL READING DAY, CAMBODIA AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PHNOM PENH

11 March 2024

MEET THE AUTHOR SESSION AND POETRY WORKSHOP FOR NEXUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL STUDENTS, PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA

7 March 2024

INVITED MALAYSIAN AUTHOR AT CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR, CHENNAI, INDIA, 16th TO 19th JANUARY 2024

17 January 2024

Talk title: The Poetry of a Malaysian Poet and His Tamil Heritage

Malaysian authors at Chennai International Book Fair.
Malaysian Writers Panel Session at the Chennai International Book Fair.
Malaysian Pavilion at the Chennai International Book Fair.
Maya Press Publications at Chennai International Book Fair.

INVITED SPEAKER AT ‘MALAYSIAN WRITERS IN CONVERSATION: MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES’ AT UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOJI MALAYSIA (UITM), SHAH ALAM, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA

11 January 2024 

INVITED SPEAKER AT THE SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE, UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA, SERDANG, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA

11 January, 2024

Title of talk: Poetry as Narrative

2023

 

INVITED POET AT RA INTERNATIONAL POETS, WRITERS AND READERS 2023 FESTIVAL, PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA

8 – 11 December 2023

Photo with Festival organizer, Raja Ahmad Aminullah.

INVITED POET TO THE SPECIAL EDITION OF READINGS@SANTAI SENIMAN X ORGANIZED BY RA ARTS HAVEN, STRAND MALL, KOTA DAMANSARA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA

30 December 2023

IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNA SALLEH AT HER BOOK LAUNCH, ‘SALLEH BEN JONED: TRUTH, BEAUTY, AMOK AND BELONGING’ (MAYA PRESS) AT CULT GALLERY, KUALA LUMPUR

1 December 2023

Anna Salleh and I in conversation.
Anna Salleh singing one of her father's, Salleh Ben Joned, favourite songs, 'Semalam di Malaya'.

IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNA SALLEH. ANNA SALLEH’S BOOK LAUNCH OF ‘SALLEH BEN JONED: TRUTH, BEAUTY, AMOK AND BELONGING AT THE GEORGE TOWN LITERARY FESTIVAL 2023

25 November 2023

Anna Salleh and I in conversation.

MAYA PRESS TRIPLE BOOK LAUNCH AT THE GEORGE TOWN LITERARY FESTIVAL 2023

28 November 2023

Moderating three Maya Press book launches.

INVITED POET READING POEMS FROM ‘RAMBUTAN KISSES’ (MAYA PRESS, 2022) AT THE WORLD POETRY MOVEMENT SESSION AT GEORGE TOWN LITERARY FESTIVAL 2023 

23 November 2023

INVITED POET AT A WASTELAND OF MALAYSIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH EVENT AT GEORGE TOWN LITERARY FESTIVAL 2023

25 November 2023

INVITED POET AT THE BYATIKRAM INTERNATIONAL WRITERS MEET IN GUWAHATI, ASSAM, INDIA

16 – 19 November 2023

INVITED POET AT THE ‘THINKERS’ AND WRITERS’ PEACE MEET IN KOLKATA, INDIA

13 – 15 November 2023

POETRY APPRECIATION WORKSHOP FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AT SMJK CHUNG CHING, RAUB, PAHANG, MALAYSIA  

5 October 2023

BOOK LAUNCH OF ‘THE SECOND LINK’ AT LIT BOOKS, PETALING JAYA. 

16 September 2023

Reading my poem in this anthology.

‘MEET THE AUTHOR’ EVENT AT SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ARTS, SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY, KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA

5 September 2023

In conversation with Dr. Christina Yin

‘MEET THE AUTHOR’ EVENT AND POETRY WORKSHOP AT LODGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA

4 – 5 September 2023

AMONG FIVE MALAYSIAN POETS READING AND TALKING POETRY WITH CLAIRE BETTIA DE GUZMAN AT POETRY FESTIVAL SINGAPORE 2023 (ONLINE SESSION)

5 August 2023

POETRY APPRECIATION WORKSHOP FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AT SM ST MICHAEL. PENAMPANG, SABAH, MALAYSIA

22 July 2023

‘MEETING OF MINDS 2023’, PROMENADE HOTEL, KOTA KINABALU, SABAH, MALAYSIA 

A teacher development programme.

21 July 2023

INVITED POET AT VIRTUAL POETRY READING PROGRAMME ORGANIZED BY WORLD POETRY MOVEMENT CONGRESS, MALAYSIAN EDITION 

13 July 2023

MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS, UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, KAMPAR, PERAK, MALAYSIA  

5 July 2023

BOOK SIGNING AT KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

27 May 2023

‘MEET THE AUTHOR’  SESSION ORGANISED BY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION, PENANG, MALAYSIA

6 May 2023

TESL POETRY WORKSHOP AT FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 

UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA

15 April 2023

MARCH 2023 READINGS@SEKASAN ORGANISED BY SHARON BAKAR

Date: 25 March 2023

Place: Seksan Gallery, Bangsar, KL.

Time: 3.30-6.00pm

INAUGURAL READINGS SESSION ORGANISED BY RAJA AHMAD AMINNULAH

Date: 11 March 2023

Time: 3-5pm

Place: R A Arts Haven, Strand Mall, Kota Damansara

RAMBUTAN KISSES  BOOK LAUNCH

Date: 18 February 2023

Time: 4-6pm

Place: Merdekarya, Petaling Jaya

Malachi Edwin Vethamani and Shivani Sivagurunathan in conversation with Sandeep Ray

MATHRUBHUMI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LETTERS’23, (MBIFL)

2-5 February 2023, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

POETRY WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Date: 14 January 2023

Time: 9.30 – 12pm

Place: HELP University, Kuala Lumpur

 

2022

BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL

Date: 3 & 4 December 2022

Place: Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bangalore

ASIA PACIFIC WRITERS AND TRANSLATORS CONFERENCE & ASIA PACIFIC LITERARY FESTIVAL, 2022, BANGALORE, INDIA

RAMBUTAN KISSES  BOOK LAUNCH

Date: 29 November 2022

Venue: School of Liberal Arts, Alliance University,

                Bengalaru, India

Time: 1.30 – 3.00pm

In conversation with Singaporean writer, Dr Anitha Devi Pillai.

GEORGE TOWN LITERARY FESTIVAL, 24-28 NOVEMBER 2022

GEORGETOWN, PENANG, MALAYSIA

In conversation with Malaysian writer Preeta Samarasan.
A few of the readers at the book launch: Geeta Dhirajlal, Manimekalai Rajan, Yong Hasni, Malachi Edwin Vethamani and Dr Paul Gananselvam (R-L)

THE SEVEN O’CLOCK TREE  BOOK LAUNCH

Date: 22 November 2022

Time: 10am

Place: Auditorium Sri KL

Event 10B

Teachers Workshop at Wawasan Open University, Penang

with Associate Professor Dr Too Wei Keong

 Date: 3 September 2022

Time: 9-12pm

Place: Wawasan Open University, Georgetown, Penang.

BOOK LAUNCH AND MEET THE AUTHOR

Date: 2 September 2022

Venue: Hikayat Bookshop, Georgetown, Penang.

Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm

In conversation with Gareth Ismail Richards.
The readers at the book launch: Eric Yeoh, Lucille Dass, Lacey Greg, Yee Heng Yeh, Siti Aishah (L-R)

BOTTOMS UP: A POETRY JAM

Poetry Festival Singapore Edition

Online poetry reading session hosted by Lawin Bulatao & Serene

Date: 7 August 2022.

LOVE AND LOSS  BOOK LAUNCH

 Date: 18 July 2022

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre, University of Nottingham Malaysia

Time: 4-6pm

Malaysian poet Wong Phui Nam, who selected, edited and introduced the collection of poems.
The audience at the book launch.
In conversation with Sharon Bakar.

BOOK SIGNING AT KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR 2022

 Date: 4 June 2022

Time: 3-5pm

Venue: Hall 3, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur

 

2021

My play ‘Lockdown’ has been shortlisted for the Short + Sweet Malaysia 2021 Competition. Do come and if you enjoy it, you can vote for it. 

The tickets are on sale now. 

https://www.cloudtix.co/shows/short-sweet-theatre

20 & 21 November 2021

Malaysian Writers Society presents

MYWRITERSFEST 2021

24 October 2021, 2pm – 3pm

World Thinkers’ and Writers’ Peace Meet:

Live poetry reading session

09 October 2021, 10pm (Malaysian time)

Poetry workshop with SMK Yong Peng Form 6 students.

24 September 2021, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Celebrating Malaysian Poet, Wong Phui Nam’s 86th Birthday!

20 September 2021

Announcement of stories selected for The Best Asian Short Stories 2021 edited by Malachi Edwin Vethamani

19 September 2021 at 11am (Online Google Meet Event)

Forum Long Live Literature

Organised by University Book Store Malaysia and Ministry Education of Malaysia

28th July 2021 4.15pm – 5.15pm

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT) ISO Break V.10

6 June 2021 10am

Malaysian Poetry Writing Competition 2021:

Call for Submissions 

April 2021

Anugerah Buku Nasional

Organised by Malaysian Publisher Association.

21 April 2021

29 – 30 March 2021

2-day workshop with Hin Hua High School, Klang students. 

 

2020

1 September 2020, 4pm Malaysian time.

Invitation to attend online lecture.

30 July 2020, 4-6pm
Online Creative Writing Taster Workshop. 

If you are planning to do under-graduate or post-graduate studies in creative writing, this workshop will be of interest to you.

27 July 2020
Invitation to attend online lecture.