Writers, literature enthusiasts share knowledge

Syazwani Hj Rosli

The Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) held the Pantaran Sastera: Bedah Karya II 2019 at DBP’s Sarmayuda Hall at Old Airport, Berakas yesterday.

Acting Director of the DBP Hajah Suriani binti Haji Ishak was the guest of honour.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat followed by a welcoming remark from Head of the Literature and Magazine of the DBP Dr Haji Mohd Ali bin Haji Radin.

Dr Haji Mohd Ali said the Bedah Karya Sastera is part of the Literature and Magazine Section’s annual programme under the Pantaran Sastera DBP project.

The Pantaran Sastera is one of the hallmarks of DBP’s activities and a benchmark for Brunei literature.

The project allows local writers and literature enthusiasts to have discussions and share knowledge within the intellectual and creative meeting.

He added that the Bedah Karya programme is divided into two sections – Bedah Karya of a SEA Write Award recipient and Bedah Karya of the latest publication of a local author.

The first Bedah Karya session was the collection of short stories titled Exotis by H Mar, which was discussed and assessed by Dr Pudarno bin Binchin.

The second session focussed on Fiksi Mini: 16:60 by Mussidi, which was discussed and assessed by Haji Kamis bin Tuah.

The event ended with a question-and-answer session, presentation of token of appreciation to the presenters and a group photo session.

Guest of honour Acting Director of the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) Hajah Suriani binti Haji Ishak with Head of the Literature and Magazine of the DBP Dr Haji Mohd Ali bin Haji Radin and guests at the event. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR
Dr Pudarno bin Binchin during a discussion session.