Workshop: Myth and Magic in the Modern Malaysian Story with Dipika Mukherjee

Facilitator: Dipika Mukherjee

Using two examples of short literary texts set in Asia and the diaspora, this workshop examines ways in which myth and magic can be used to focus on nationalism and indigenous geographies. By rethinking the modern writer's role in a gendered, ageist, urbanised and postcolonial world, participants will be encouraged to explore the role of myths in their own communities to write their own short story.

Online registration closes on 16 November 2018


Dipika Mukherjee is an author and sociolinguist. Her work, focusing on the politics of modern Asian societies, won a 2018 Illinois Arts Council Agency Grant and she features in Lit50: Who Really Books In Chicago. She has mentored Southeast Asian writers for over two decades and founded the D.K. Dutt Award for Literary Excellence in Malaysia. She has also edited anthologies of Southeast Asian fiction that include: Bitter Root Sweet Fruit (2017), Champion Fellas (2016), Silverfish New Writing 6 (2006) and The Merlion and Hibiscus (2002).
Fri Nov 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM MYT
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General Admission SOLD OUT RM65.00
Venue Address
226, Beach Street, Georgetown, George Town Malaysia
George Town Literary Festival