Readings@Tanjong is a platform where readers and writers gather and surround themselves with stories, poetry, and the rhythms and melodies of words and languages.


Held once every two months, Readings@Tanjong features the literary arts in Penang. It is a long-term community engagement project designed to provide a space for Penang-based poets and writers to share their works with a wider audience, thereby increasing the readership of local literary works.

Poets, writers, slam artists, published or unpublished, this is for you! We welcome aspiring, emerging, and seasoned wordsmiths, regardless of background. We're all about inclusivity and diversity here.


Stay updated with our upcoming events here. 

To be a part of Readings@Tanjong, register here.

Readings@Tanjong is produced by Dabble Dabble Jer Collective, organised by the Malaysian Writers Society / Persatuan Penulis Malaysia and supported by  Penang Art District.

Upcoming Events

Join Eileyn Chua, Fa Abdul, Sharmilla Ganesan, and Sumitra Selvaraj at the 5th edition of Readings@Tanjong on 25 November! 

Held in conjunction with the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, all works featured highlight the subject and theme of sexual violence. 

Butterflies and lotus flowers are often used as symbols of hope, growth, and transition for victim-survivors of sexual violence. The stories you hear are creative and personal responses to the subject and theme. 

It is our hope that the more these stories are heard and told, it will inspire and increase awareness and collective responsibility for the fight against gender-based violence.

 FREE passes are available here. 


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