Ah the joy of Facebook groups!
So June a.k.a. MizHalle got published in a local literary journal – the 4th Issue of Ceriph (actually it’s Ceriph #3 because they started with Ceriph #0) and initially invited us to the Reading at Kinokuniya that was to be held tomorrow (18th June 2011). But thanks to the Books Actually Facebook group, I found out that there was going to be another reading at Books Actually the day before (17th June 2011).
Hence, I went down.
I was pretty early so I bought some stuff and Ceriph #3 in advance before the crowd was due to be around. MizHalle came slightly before the whole thing started. Managed to meet Wei Fen (editor) and Constance (a.k.a schnoc on NaNoWriMo) before the reading started.
Soon after, the readings started. At this point I shall let the pictures speak for themselves.
Wei Fen spoke at the end, giving us some insight into how editing Ceriph was like. And at this point, she also give her views on how writing could bring out issues that do not receive as much concern as it should or that people do not seem to be aware about and how Literature should be accessible to everyone.
This was something I could agree with and that could probably be why I absolutely loved Guan Liang’s “Big Sweep”. It was related to an issue that I felt should be the concern of people who could reach out and help, whether directly or indirectly.
Also, I think people who have been reading this blog would probably be sick of myself saying this but Literature should be accessible, regardless of audience or whether it’s literary or genre and writing, more often than not, should be about the “what ifs” and what you want to put out there.
To be honest, I still have doubts on the whole “clear cut” distinction with both because well, I have yet to see a piece that it purely on the other end of the stick but that shall be another blog.
Nonetheless, a great night of literary goodness and discussions. Plus a great energy booster from a somewhat dry/ tired spell from writing, been thinking of too many and doing too much at the same time.
It is now time to focus.