Celebrate & shape literature by reading, writing, & conversing with other SEA readers & writers

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🏆 About us

💖 Why join SEA Lit Circle?

Why we’re not a free community

📘 Readers Club

📚 Readers Club book/s of the month

✍🏼 Writers Club

🧰 Writers Workshop

About us

We are a group of writers and readers in Southeast Asia (SEA) and the diaspora that challenge and inspire each other to write fresh, compelling work that’s true to ourselves, and we encourage each other to read and be more open to new works, stories, and perspectives within and beyond the region. We aim to make SEA lit recognizable and sought-after across the globe, to create a viable market for the long-term success of SEA lit, and to preserve SEA culture, history, and shared experiences.


Why join SEA Lit Circle?

SEA Lit Circle is designed for readers and writers in Southeast Asia to connect with and learn from each other. Through SEA Lit Circle, you'll be a part of a welcoming and engaging community, plus have access to hard-to-find SEA lit-related content, events, workshops, master classes, and more—all in one place.

Here in SEA Lit Circle, our goal is to help you:

<aside> 💡 Meet other readers and writers like you, so that we can all exchange ideas; learn more about the art of reading and writing; and support each other to contribute to the growth and popularity of SEA lit.


<aside> 💡 Get answers you just can't find on Google when it comes to writing about a specific topic or in a certain way, getting published, marketing one's work, and who or what to read next.


<aside> 💡 Be inspired to keep writing and reading, so you can achieve your writing and reading goals.


We believe we can get all these done through our culture of openness, vulnerability, and trust—all of which are necessary to creating compelling literature. With SEA Lit Circle, you can widen your horizons and discover new, exciting stories and ways to tell them.

The SEA Lit Circle Readers Club

Through the SEA Lit Circle Readers Club activities, you can read the books you want with your peers at our bi-weekly Silent Reading Parties, join our monthly live book discussions, have meaningful connections with fellow readers, and freely share your thoughts, ideas, and feelings.

This is also a place where your voice counts and where you can advance and start pertinent conversations. Your book posts and book reviews will not only inform the current readers of a particular book, but also its future readers.


The SEA Lit Circle Writers Club

The SEA Lit Circle Writers Club activities help writers of any skill level complete a literary work by helping them build a personal, structured writing habit that works for them. It’s also a place for writers to get the support of and be accountable to their peers who are trying to do the same thing: write.

Through the Writers Club activities, community members get to set personal goals, take part in group sit-down-and-write sessions (our Writing Parties), ask for writing-related advice or help, and most importantly: have a piece of writing workshopped.

Every month, the writers in our community will have the opportunity to have their drafts critiqued by other members. You will get direct and constructive feedback on your own work from writers and readers of all sorts of backgrounds and perspectives, plus get to ask for suggestions on how your work can be stronger in the next draft. Likewise, you will also critique and analyze other writers’ works, which will, in turn, help you grow as a writer.