KL Alternative Bookfest KLAB 2015

When: Sat, Mar 21, 12pm – Sun, Mar 22, 8pm
Where: Dataran Underground, Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | ArticleVenue

Let them threaten to burn books. They're wasting their energy. A good book starts its own fire. The KL Alternative Bookfest (KLAB) returns for its 8th year! And to think that most of the publishers we now feature were not even around back in 2008.

Held for the first time outside the Annexe Gallery, KLAB nonetheless offers the same incendiary mix of book launches and heated discussions from the likes of Faisal Tehrani, Syahredzan Johan, Uthaya Sankar SB, Anuar Shah, Bissme S, Saat Omar, as well as independent publishing heroes like Fixi, Dubook, Terfaktab, Merpati Jingga, Thukul Cetak and more.

The will be a FINAS film forum (6:30pm Sat) titled Dreaming Big: Can Malaysian filmmakers make their dream films in Malaysia? discussing the challenges that face local filmmakers who want create thought-provoking films. Speakers include:
  • Datuk Kamil Othman, Director-General,  FINAS
  • Lina Tan, Founder, Red Communications
  • Woo Ming Jin, Producer-Director
  • James Lee, Head, Doghouse73 Pictures
  • Rewan Ishak, Filmmaker. 
  • Nadira Ilana, Filmmaker (Moderator)

Over 70 booths of local books, arts, crafts, and causes almost too hot to touch. What a lovely way to burn. Sponsored by Buku Fixi, KL Alternative Boikfest and Art For Grabs bring book lovers and art lovers together in a marriage made in bazaar heaven, taking place this Saturday and Sunday at Dataran Underground, our venue sponsor!

There are worse crimes than burning books.
One of them is not reading them.
Ray Bradbury

Affiliated & Related Events 
Link Underground Films, by FINAS, 6pm Sat & Sun @ Dataran Undeground
Link Art For Grabs, 12pm Sat & Sun @ Dataran Undeground
Link Putrajaya International Book Fair 2015, 10am Sat & Sun @ PICC