សេចក្ដីប្រកាសស្ដីពីការប្រឡងប្រជែងរង្វាន់អក្សរសិល្ប៍ នូ ហាច ឆ្នាំ ២០១៤December 23, 2013
“Nou Hach Literary Association Competition 2013″June 24, 2013
Short Fiction Winners for 2013, Judges: Yin Luoth, Tomoko Okada, Akhaing Khem, Teri Yamada
1st Place Winner: Miss. Seng Chanmonirath
3rd Place Winner: Mr. Sun Try
Honorable Mention: Mr. Bun Chan Brospov
Poetry Winners for 2013, Judges: Yin Luoth, Chin Meas, Akhaing Khem, Teri Yamada
2nd Place Winner: Mr. Yeng Cheangly
3rd Place Winner: Mr. Loch Chantha
ការប្រកួតប្រជែងស្នាដៃ ពីសមាគមអក្សរសិល្ប៍ នូ ហាច ឆ្នាំ២០១៣
ជ័យលាភីរឿងខ្លី សម្រាប់ឆ្នាំ២០១៣ គណៈកម្មាការកែ ៖ Yin Luoth, Tomoko Okada, Akhaing Khem, Teri Yamada
ជ័យលាភីលេខ ១ កញ្ញា សេង ច័ន្ទមុន្នីរតន៍
ជ័យលាភីលេខ ៣ លោក ស៊ុន ទ្រី
រង្វាន់កិត្ដិយស លោក ប៊ុន ច័ន្ទប្រុសពៅ
ជ័យលាភីផ្នែកកំណាព្យ សម្រាប់ឆ្នាំ ២០១៣ គណៈកម្មាការកែ ៖ Yin Luoth, Chin Meas, Akhaing Khem, Teri Yamada
ជ័យលាភីលេខ ២ លោក យ៉េង ឈាងលី
ជ័យលាភីលេខ ៣ លោក ឡុច ចន្ថា
Nou Hach Literary Prizes for 2013July 4, 2012
There will be first-third place prizes awarded for Poetry and Short Fiction at the 2013 Nou Hach Writers Conference in Phnom Penh.
First Place: $200
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100
To submit your poetry or short fiction for consideration at the next Nou Hach Literary Conference Awards, please email to:
Workshops for Fall 2016July 16, 2015
Please join our FACEBOOK page to find out more information about the following workshops for FAll 2016.
- August 15, 8:30 am at Bonnalai Cafe– Poetry Workshop in Phnom Penh with Greg Bem
- August — Short Story Workshop in Battambang with Akhaing Khem
- September 5-26 — Screenplay Workshop (Phnom Penh) with Larry Chambers (see announcement below)
- October — Poetry Workshop (Phnom Penh) with Yeng Chheangly
- November 7-8– Poetry Workshop (Siem Reap, New Leaf Book Cafe) with Chin Meas
- Dec/Jan — Short Story Workshop and Book Review Writing Workshop (Phnom Penh) with Teri Yamada and Rupert Winchester
SEPTEMBER WRITERS WORKSHOP. Sponsored by the Nou Hach Literary Association and META House:
Writing for Hollywood – a Screenplay Workshop
Our Shared Vision: By 2020 writers from the NHLJ/Meta House Khmer Workshops will be recognized as a source of heartfelt, moving and dramatic screenplays. We aim to teach the skills needed to write a Hollywood script. These same skills can help participants find writing jobs in various industry, government, media, and the private sectors. Their success will have an impact on the Kingdom of Cambodia and the international perception of Cambodia.
Instructor: Larry Chambers is a recipient of the 2012 Ojai WordFest Award, recognized for outstanding literary talent and a first place winner in the 2011 National VA Art Competition. His first screenplay Cub Scout Commandos was optioned twice by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc (2003) and his first television script the Deadliest School on Earth, became a History Channel Documentary (2001).
The course will use concepts found in Joseph Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces; Robert McKee’s workshop on screenplay structure; and Viki King’s How to Write a Movie in 21 Days.
By the end of this four-week workshop, participants will produce a nine-minute script in Khmer or English that reflects their knowledge needed in writing for the cinema. This nine-minute script will also serves as a “credibility piece” and basis for a commercial screenplay.
Meeting Dates and Times:
Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4-6 pm at META HOUSE Coffee shop
Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2-5 pm at Center for Khmer Studies, Phnom Penh
Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2-5 pm at Center for Khmer Studies, Phnom Penh
Saturday, Sept. 26 from 2-5 pm at Center for Khmer Studies, Phnom Penh
Requirements for workshop participation include:
- Previous participation in an NHLA Writers workshop;
- Some understanding of English;
- A recent act of kindness you did for someone. Summarize your act of kindness in one paragraph and submit it along with your request for participation.
Applications DUE on August 8, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org
NHLA 2016 Literary Award for Most Original Script: $200
Judges: Larry Chambers and Nico Mesterharm
Submissions due on September 1, 2016
Send to email@example.com
Opening Remarks for June 29, 2013, Nou Hach Literary Association Writers ConferenceJuly 2, 2013
Opening Address by Teri Yamada
Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and honored speakers, my name is Teri Yamada and I am a co-founder of the Nou Hach Literary Association. I would like to welcome you today to our 2013 Conference and Awards Ceremony. Thank you so much for your support of creative writers in Cambodia.
There are a number of people I must recognize for their wonderful efforts in support of the Nou Hach Literary Association and its publications this year:
First l’d like to recognize the members of the Nou Hach family who are here today. And Monika Nowacyzk, who supported the publication of “Just a Human Being’ and other tales from Contemporary Cambodia.” Also in the audience is Nhim Pheakdey, representing the American Embassy in Phnom Penh. We sincerely appreciate the Embassy’s support of our two workshops with American Poets during 2012.
I’d also like to thank the other executive board members of the Nou Hach Literary Association: Yin Luoth and Khem Akhaing; and our community advisory board directors, Neng Kanitha, Sok, Chanphal and Pov Sok along with our community advisory board members, most of whom are here today. I would also like to thank the judges of the poetry and short story contests: Mr. Chin Meas, Mr. Khem Akhaing, Mr. Yin Louth, and Ms. Tomoko Okada.
I wish to express my deepest appreciation to our speakers today: Ms. Margaret Bywater from the Hun Sen Library; Mr. Lim You Sour, director of the Copyright Office, Ministry of Culture; Mr. Keav Kosal, Khmer Writers Association, Ms. Huy Cheng Rathana, Room to Read; and Mr. Heng Sreang, PEN. Also noteworthy is our Keynote speaker, American Fiction writer Horatio Potter who will address the issues of “What Makes a Good Short Story.”
Translator today is Pov Song, Thank you so much. He will be providing a very short synopsis of the speaker’s content at the end of each presentation as time allows. And finally I must thank my colleague John Weeks of Our Books, and our staff Nhim Soknea and Phally Kim whose heroic efforts have made this conference possible.
During the program, there will be some opportunity for questions to Mr Lim You Sour and Mr Horatio Potter. You have been given blank cards, which you may use to write down your question. These cards will be collected and presented to the speaker. The other presenters will likely be available for questions during the break.
This year has been a positive turning point for the Nou Hach Literary Association, established in 2002. During the past year we have restructured the board, and sponsored over four writers workshops, the most in our history. Our goal remains to promote literacy along with the development of creative, modern literature in Cambodia. We will continue in the direction of openness by moving our Journal publication to an online format as well as a print version. Open source online access to our journal will allow more readers around the world to experience modern Cambodian literature. We are also moving more aggressively to produce translations. This year we published the first collection of Cambodian short fiction in English — “Just a Human Being and other contemporary Tales from Cambodia”— now available here at Monument Book stores. Our next publication in English will be titled “Transnational Cambodia”: It will contain poetry, short fiction, essay and a play by Cambodian authors from both Cambodia and the United States.
Our guidelines for next year’s poetry and short story contests are available today at the reception table and online at our website NouHachJournal.net. As always we seek poems and short fiction from writers with a new, fresh perspective on humanistic issues. I would also like to announce that for the first time we will be offering a prize for Best Novella. This will be a $300 award to the writer and a subsidized publication of the novella in Cambodia with distribution. We will accept the first 50 manuscripts from new writers who have never published a novella for consideration starting from July 1, 2013. Information about the novella prize is also available at the reception desk. There will be poetry workshop on July 6 and 7 with poets Chin Meas, Yin Luoth and literary critic Akhaing Khem. Please contact us if you are a published poet and interested in attending this workshop on modern forms of poetry.
Now, with great pleasure, I turn the program over to co-founder of the Nou Hach Literary Association Mr Yin Luoth, who will serve as the program MC.
Thank you all once again for your participation.
” Nou Hach Literary Association Annual Writers Conference and Literary Awards 2013″June 19, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013 (1:00-5:00 pm)
Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC)
Room Angkor Kizuna Hall
1:30-1:35 Welcome (Teri Yamada)
1:35-1:40 Welcome (Yin Luoth)
1:40-2:00: Margaret Bywater: Hun Sen Library update
2:00-2:30: Mr. Lim You Sour, Copyright office (Presentation & QA)
2:30-2:45: Center for Khmer Studies
2:45-3:00: Khmer Writers Association
3:00-3:15: Other speakers
3:15-3:30: Coffee Break
3:30-4:00: Horatio Potter, “What Makes a Good Short Story” & QA
4:10-4:25 Presentation of short story awards
4:25-4:45 Presentation of poetry awards and performance
4:45-4:50 Closing (Yin Luoth and Teri Yamada)
RUPP-CJCC, Angkor Kizuna Hall
Russian Federation Blvd,
Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2013 Nou Hach Writers ConferenceJuly 4, 2012
A Nou Hach Writers Conference is planned for June or July in summer 2013. Stay tuned for the exact date.