My short story called “Funny Mountain”, in the Hungry in Ipoh anthology, will be launched at Knight Webb Gallery in the heart of Brixton, London – birthplace of the legendary David Bowie.
From Amazon’s product description:
“Hungry in Ipoh compiles 15 short stories based on Ipoh—a city in Malaysia famous for its delicacies. These are tales about different people—both locals and outsiders, from the past and the present—and their connection to the city. Every writer was free to explore the theme however they wanted, while still maintaining the grittiness, bravado, and spirit of pulp fiction that Fixi is (in)famous for. This anthology celebrates the diversity of Ipoh. You’ll find love, humor, horror, nostalgia, melancholy, and so much more. Some are mouth-watering, while others can be stomach-churning.
Authors include Hadi M. Nor, Terence Toh, Cassandraw Khaw, Ted Mahsun, Atikah Abdul Wahid, Marc de Faoite, William Tham Wai Liang, Eileen Lian, Wong Hon Kit, Tina Isaacs, Leroy Luar, Julya Oui, Angeline Woon, Benjamin Tham, Ivy Ngeow, and Tilon Sagulu.”
Date and time: Wed 10 February 2016, 7 to 9 pm.
Address: 54 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8PZ.
About the venue:
This is a contemporary art space run by abstract painter Rufus Knight-Webb. It was selected as a collectors’ destination at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House, London and it has been featured in The Financial Times, London Live, and CNN.
The Malaysian launch of “Hungry in Ipoh” was also in a gallery, the Sepaloh Art Gallery, in Ipoh.
What I think happens:
Penny Faith will present a short intro. Penny is the author of the novels Hello Mr Magpie and From a Past Life, and numerous other literary works such as short stories, scripts and plays. She also teaches creative writing at Adult Education colleges.
There will be the books (of course) which you can buy for only £5 (selling for US$15 on amazon.com plus postage).
There will be drinks, a quick intro by Penny, a reading by me, and a Q&A session. This is my first launch ever, so rather excited and daunted. Hope you can make it and support my writing journey.