Four years ago, I was one of the four writers selected for the inaugural Voices programme organised by Penang Women's Development Corporation (PWDC) in partnership with the George Town Literary Festival.
This year, I've been invited to join them as the programme curator. That basically means that once the workshops are done (by the wonderful PWDC team and the exceptional Bernice Chauly), I'll be working closely with the participants, PWDC and Bernice to come up with best line up for our Voices 2017 Showcase.
The theme for 2017, following from 2015's Woman is I and 2016's Woman I Dream, is Woman I Rise. Join us as we explore the everyday acts of women-identifying people who ‘rise’ from challenges—their struggles, their actions, their determination, their resilience—in the face of adversity. VOICES 2017 invites women writers to take centre stage with us and explore resilience in the realms of the personal and the political.
Applications have closed. Looking forward to working with the selected participants! :)