Thursday, November 16, 2006

Launch of Silverfish New Writing 6

Silverfish New Writing 6 edited by Prof Dr Dipika Mukherjee was launched on the 14 of November 2006 (Tuesday), at the Banquet Hall 2 of Impiana KLCC Hotel & Spa in Kuala Lumpur. The launch sponsored by HSBC for the Arts was attended by over one hundred. It is indeed wonderful that we have organisations like HSBC in the country that are ready and willing to sponsor the arts and literature given the present atmosphere that is almost anti-art and anti-intellectual. Of course, it helps that Dato' Zarir Cama is a banker who reads TS Eliot.

Dr Dipika Mukherjee was down from Amsterdam for the event. Amongst the writers who turned up in person were Junaidah Hussain, Nurfaizah Tubi, Peter Brown, Rebecca Chew, Saras Manickam, and Thaatchaayini Kananatu. Four other writers, Arun Subramaniam, Arthur Goh, S Gopalan and Wenxian Tan were represented by family and friends. Congratulations and keep the stories coming. We are now accepting submissions for Silverfish New Writing 7 - closing date 31 March 2007. Read the rules here.

Silverfish New Writing 6 is now available at all major bookstore at RM25.00. You may also order them (post free if you live in Malaysia) from our secure website here. See the slide show here.

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