MPH Breakfast Club for LitBloggers 8
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), a book of observations and opinions, will be published sometime in 2008. Yap’s latest production is the acclaimed British playwright Sarah Kane’s last play, 4.48 Psychosis (Methuen, 2000), with a cast that includes Susan Lankester, Samantha Schubert and Malik Taufiq. Kane battled clinical depression her whole life before killing herself at the age of 28 in 1999.
We will also be featuring mathematician-turned-television scriptwriter and newspaper columnist Dzof Azmi. Though logic is the antithesis of emotion, 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.
Date September 23, 2007 (Sunday)
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
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, A is for Anklet, If I Were a Star and Sweet Pink Posies (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 novelist Tan Twan Eng, whose first novel, The Gift of Rain (Myrmidon Press, 2007), was released in March 2007 and was longlisted for the 2007 Booker Prize for Fiction, as well as novelist D. Devika Bai, a retired schoolteacher who has published her first novel, The Flight of the Swans (Monsoon Books, 2005).
Tan Twan Eng and D. Devika Bai will be introduced by Eric Forbes. Janet Tay will be facilitating 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