Malaysia has quite a number of great emerging writers such as Hanna Alkaf, Claudia Tan, and more. To support them, we must read and buy the physical books which are available in any bookstores around the country. Another way to support Malaysia’s writings is through book festival. KL Alternative Bookfest 2023 (KLAB23) is announced to be held again this year, on 23 – 26 February. Let’s explore it together!
KL Alternative Bookfest 2023 is a joint effort with FIXI, Patriots Publishing, Sinar Harian, SIAR, Avenue J, and Mabopa, with the tagline “Ini Pesta Buku Cara Kita”. There, there’s going to be around 36 exhibitors and ‘art lane’ with their booths. There will also be a premiere of SIAR’s film. And of course you don’t want to miss this!
|Date||23 – 26 February 2023|
|Time||10:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Location||Central Market Kuala Lumpur |
Lot 3.04-3.06, 06, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
|4||Kedai Buku Biblio & Biblio Press|
|5||Toko Buku Pujangga Baru|
|6||Kedai Dr Maszlee|
|9||Ramlee Awang Murshid|
|11||Rabak-lit x Lejen|
|13||Jejak Tarbiah & JIWA|
|24||Daie Kreatif Venture|
|27||Media Inspirasi Nusantara|
|28||Working Desk Publishing|
|29||Langit, Gadis, Buku, Fagiyu|
These are the list of exhibitors, including their arrangement for the event later. Fitting to its name, this fest includes numbers of local alternative publishers that need our support to be more recognised.
So far, there’s no updates yet regarding the full and detailed tentative of the event. However, we are looking forward to the update approaching the dates later.
Now let’s talk about last year’s KL Alternative Bookfest to help newcomers imagine what they are going to offer there, shall we?
Take a look at the Kuala Lumpur Alternative Bookfest (KLAB22) line up which is geared up to stimulate your minds with 4 days of books, music, film, poetry, workshops, live digital art and more happening across Central Market inside and out.
For more information, kindly check Central Market’s official website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Don’t miss this chance and don’t forget to bring along your loved ones, okay?
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