George Town Literary Festival opens this weekend.

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If you are in Penang this weekend and looking for things to do. Check out George Town Literary Festival which starts today and runs over the weekend.

Day 1 Highlights: 24 November 2017

Festival opening ceremony

Venue: Majestic Theatre.

Time: 630 pm


Film Screening and Q&A: You Mean the World to Me

Venue: Majestic Theatre

Time: 9pm

Sunny has returned to Penang to shoot his new film about his family, without their knowledge. However he has run out of money and is struggling to shoot an essential scene. His sister, Hoon, comes by the film studio and discovers that he is shooting a warts and all film about their family. In the confrontation that follows, Sunny has an epiphany that illuminates and changes his perspective of his past. Set in Penang of the 1970s, this is the first Malaysian film shot entirely in Hokkien.

Malaysia | 2017 | 98 minutes | Dir. Saw Teong Hin | With Frederick Lee, Yeo Yann Yann, Neo Swee Lin and Steve Yap

Director: Saw Teong Hin
Moderator: Umapagan Ampikaipakan

*This is a FREE screening Please arrive at Majestic Penang by 8.45pm. Doors open at 8.50pm.

Day 2 Highlights: 25 November 2017 

We went to check out George town literary festival and stumbled upon the Fay Khoo award that honours the memory and achievements of a beautiful and talented food writer from Penang. 📚

There was a artisan pop up market as well at Bangunan UAB, Penang. 

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About The George Town Literary Festival

The George Town Literary Festival is the largest international literary festival in Malaysia which is supported and funded by the State Government of Penang. Held annually in the World UNESCO Heritage site of George Town, the GTLF is one of the last bastions of free speech in Malaysia and has a specific focus on world literature. The festival invites local and international writers, poets and performers to engage in topics and themes that are crucial to the world we live in. The GTLF believes in the power of free speech and expression, and is committed to being one of the most urgent, vital and provocative literary festivals in the region.

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