Monday, 5 August 2013




JB Writers & Readers Festival
14-15 Sept 2013
Location: Danga Bay, JB
Book Sale. Talks by Publishers and Writers. T-Shirts. Music. Urban Sketchers Johor.


The JB Readers and Writers Festival celebrates and promotes literacy in Johor Bahru. It aims to provide an avenue for the growth of a community of writers and readers in Johor Bahru. It welcomes novelists, poets, journalists, bloggers and all book lovers. It connects readers of all ages to ideas that enlighten, engage, and entertain. Free of charge.

The Festival will feature various sharing and discussion sessions throughout the day, each focusing on the various facets and genres of reading and writing, including literature, social media and non-fiction. A community of writers, booksellers, publishers and avid readers will meet and greet each other. Among others, publishers that participate in this festival are Sindiket Sol-jah, Anai-anai Studio, FIXI, Sang Freud Press, Lejen Press, and Institut Terjemahan Buku Malaysia.

Featured Writers: Amir Muhammad (120 Malay Movies, Rojak), Pipiyapong Abdillah (Kacip, Cewah, Kawah), Chong Keat Aun, and Sharifah Hamzah from Singapore (Kampung Memories - A Life's Journey Revisted).

Tentative Schedule (Still planning)

14 Sept 2013 Saturday
08.00 Urban Sketchers - Johor
10.00 Sindiket Sol-Jah,  Studio Anai-anai
11.00 SeLut , Sang Freud Press
12.00 Biji Press, SuaraSuara
01.00 Rest
02.00 Rabak Lit, Terfaktab Media
03.00 Lejen Press, Fixi
04.00 Dubook Press, Neon Terbit
05.00 Pocket Press, Moque Press
06.00 Agas, Merpati Jingga
07.00 RestEvening
08.00 Ilmu Gemilang, Chong Keat Aun 
09.00 ITBM, Buku 5
10.00 Closing

15 Sept 2013 Sunday

10.00 Sticky Box
11.00 Sharifah Hamzah
12.00 Wave
01.00 Rest
02.00 ZineTigaSuku

03.00 Seni Suri Jawi

04.00 ITBM
05.00 Zine Satu Malam
07.00 Rest




Urban sketchers draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what they see from direct observation. Their drawings tell the story of the surroundings, the places they have travelled. Their drawings are a record of time and place. They use any kind of media and cherish individual styles. Bring your own drawing tools, join them as they do Danga Bay. Free of charge.

Publishers Taking Part

  1. Sindiket Sol-jah
  2. Studio Anai-anai
  3. Dubook Press
  4. Ilmu Gemilang
  5. ITBM
  6. Rabak-Lit
  7. Lejen Press
  8. FIXI
  9. Neon Terbit
  10. Pocket Press
  11. Moque Press
  12. Agas
  13. SeLut Press
  14. Sang Freud Press
  15. Merpati Jingga
  16. Terfaktab Media
  17. Buku Lima
  18. Suara Suara
  19. Biji Press
  20. TigaSuku
  21. Seni Suri Jawi
  22. Zine Satu Malam
Official Merchandise by

Maskara Shorties. Short Film Marathon.
9pm 14 Sept 2013. At Bukit Timbalan, Johor Bahru
(Films under 10 minutes) : Closing date to submit your films, 31 August 2013, contact tokrimauATgmailDOTcom

Film List to Date

  1. Across the Straits 
  2. - Tan Ai Leng (Singapore). Two young friends with troubled relationship with their parents find comfort in each other..
  3. Destroy
  4. - Faizul Omar (Johor Bahru). This film combines computer graphic imagery and realism to portray a bleak future of the world.
  5. Pak Maon Reloaded
  6. - Rizal Gunx (Kuala Lipis) . This film gives tribute to Nasib Do Re Mi by reenacting scenes from that film with a modern twist.
  7. Pemandu Pelencong
  8. - Tok Rimau (Johor Bahru) . A tour guide gives a jungle hiking guide to a group of city slickers . 
  9. Going Home
  10. - Derick Chew (Singapore). This film tells a story of a boy and girl who meet on a train and discover they got something in common that anchor them to the past.
  11. Suweyy 
  12. - Cabi (Johor Bahru). This is a story of young man who runs out of luck.
  13. Bukit Pasir
  14. - Johnny Nepp dan Pert Doherty (Johor Bahru). This film addresses the future of litter bugs. 
  15. Satu Kata
  16. -  Rico Anthony (Surabaya) . This is a tale of a boy who wants to be a chef but the father prohibits.
  17. Journey to the West
  18. - Nas Plague (Johor Bahru) . This film documents a journey of a Johorean backpacking crossing the Himalaya toward New Delhi.
  19. Jiwa Suci
  20. - Dean Sham (Kuala Lumpur) . A band is searching for a legendary guitarist in the rural area but they have never heard of his music.
  21. Merentas Dunia Artik 
  22. Zahariz Khuzaimah (Kuala Lumpur) This film documents a nomad's adventure cycling through the Arctic. 

    Across The Straits - Tan Ai Leng

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