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George Town Literary Festival 2020

As we emerge from the grip of a global pandemic, we find ourselves in a new chapter of human experience.
George Town Literary Festival’s theme for 2020, Through the Looking Glass, looks at the role of literature and art in a time of crisis. It is time to ask ourselves important, often uncomfortable questions about the condition of our lives and the world. Coming in at a time of rapidly shifting collective consciousness and social upheaval, Through the Looking Glass is a crystal ball to the future — a place to dream and imagine rousing, hopeful new possibilities.

This year’s Festival will move mostly online conversations, as we embrace the ‘new normal’ of experiencing the world through our screens. GTLF 2020 will offer a fresh, socially relevant programme, which includes a series of specially
curated podcasts and videos both in English and Bahasa Malaysia. These will take the form of conversations, discussions, readings, and radio drama.

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