The Team

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Bernice Chauly
Festival Director

Bernice Chauly is a Malaysian writer, poet and educator. She is the author of five books of poetry and prose which include the award-winning memoir Growing Up With Ghosts (2011) and her critically-acclaimed third collection of poems, Onkalo (2013). For 20 years she worked as a multi-disciplinary artist and is recognised as one of the most significant voices of her generation. She is an Honorary Fellow in Writing from the University of Iowa's International Writing Program (IWP 2014) and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. She is also the founder and director of the KL Writers Workshop. Her upcoming novel will be published by Epigram Books (Singapore) in 2017.

Festival Producer

Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau



Penang Institute



Nur Fitriah
Art Director, Penang Institute