Thursday, August 02, 2007

MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers 7

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ IN AUGUST 2007

The 7th MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on SUNDAY (NOT Saturday), August 26, 2007, will feature Sydney-based Malaysian novelist Beth Yahp, whose first novel, The Crocodile Fury (Angus & Robertson/HarperCollins Australia, 1992), was first published in Australia in 1992. The Crocodile Fury is the winner of the Victorian Premier’s Prize for First Fiction as well as the Ethnic Affairs Commission Award in Australia and has been translated into several languages. Former flight stewardess Yvonne Lee, the bestselling author of The Sky is Crazy: Tales from a Trolley Dolly Marshall Cavendish, 2005) will also be featured.

Both Beth Yahp and Yvonne Lee will be introduced by Eric Forbes while Janet Tay will be facilitating the session.

Date August 26, 2007 (Sunday)
Time 11.00a.m.-12.30p.m.
Venue MPH Bangsar Village II, Lot 2F-1 (2nd Floor), Bangsar Village II, No. 2, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2287 3600

Food and refreshments will be served
All lovers of literature are most welcome


COMING NEXT

The 8th MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Sunday, September 23, 2007, will feature theatre actor/director/newspaper columnist Gavin Yap, whose first book, tentatively titled What’s the Point? (MPH Publishing, 2008), will be published sometime in 2008.

We will also be featuring mathematician-turned-television scriptwriter and newspaper columnist Dzof Azmi. Logic is the antithesis of emotion but Dzof Azmi’s theory is that people need both to make sense of life’s vagaries and contradictions.

Gavin Yap will be introduced by Eric Forbes while Dzof Azmi will be introduced by Janet Tay. Janet Tay will be facilitating the session.

FORTHCOMING

The 9th MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, October 27, 2007, will feature Choong Kwee Kim, whose first illustrated book, Ah Fu The Rickshaw Coolie (MPH Publishing, 2007), was released in August 2007. Kwee Kim is a journalist with The Star in Penang, Malaysia.

Also featured is Daphne Lee, author of One Red Flower (MPH Publishing, 2006) and three other children’s books. A columnist and book reviewer with The Star’s Sunday magazine, StarMag, Daphne is a passionate advocate of children’s books with Malaysian content. She has a huge book collection that goes back more than 30 years and is still growing. Her dream is to own a bookshop and write good children’s books.

;" Choong Kwee Kim and Daphne Lee will be introduced by Eric Forbes.

The 10th MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, November 24, 2007, will feature Malaysian novelist Tan Twan Eng, whose first novel, The Gift of Rain (Myrmidon Press, 2007), was published in the United Kingdom in March 2007, as well as novelist D. Devika Bai, a retired schoolteacher who has also published her first novel, The Flight of the Swans (Monsoon Books, 2005). Tan Twan Eng was longlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Tan Twan Eng and D. Devika Bai will be introduced by Eric Forbes. Janet Tay will be moderating the session.

There will be no Breakfast Club in December 2007

The 11th MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers on Saturday, January 26, 2008, will be featuring the Malaysian Prince of Darkness, Tunku Halim, whose collection of ghostly tales, 44 Cemetery Road (MPH Publishing, 2007), was published in May 2007. Touted as Malaysia’s Stephen King, Halim, who is equally adept at both fiction and nonfiction, will be having another collection of new and selected stories out soon, Gravedigger’s Kiss (MPH Publishing, October 2007).

Eric Forbes will be introducing Tunku Halim while Janet Tay will be moderating the session.

MPH Bangsar Village II is at Lot 2F-1 (2nd Floor), Bangsar Village II, No. 2, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2287 3600

4 Comments:

Blogger BorneoExpatWriter said...

Hi, while in Penang attending a conference (and giving a creative writing workshop), I managed to attend a reading by Beth Yahp, who edited my short story "Following the Cat" for Off the Edge last year. Penang Players did the reading, and then afterwards there was a lively Q-and-A session. I was very impressed with her, and so were the others in attendance. Two days before, I bumped into Lee Su Kim and attended her workshop on body language that was hilarious. I also recently met Lydia Teh online via her blog, and all three had good things to say about you and MPH publishing their work. Congrats.
Robert
Lovers and Strangers Revisited
www.BorneoExpatWriter.com

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 12:37:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Hello Robert: Thanks for writing. Yes, Beth Yahp is a wonderful writer and teacher. Lee Su Kim is very entertaining and hilarious. So very glad to hear from you.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 3:52:00 AM  
Blogger Chet said...

Eric - you're blogging from the future? Look at the dates of the two most recent entries.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 8:59:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Yes, Chet, I just got back from the future and it's not a pretty picture!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 4:12:00 PM  

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