Little Lit on 24th May 2009

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Ethos Books, Epigram and Monsters Under the Bed

invite passionate book lovers, story-tellers, authors, and illustrators young and old

to ‘Little Lit’ in the Singapore Writers Festival 2009.

Date: Sunday, 24 May 2009

Time: Guests sign in 2pm

Venue: Play Den, level 2, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane

To register, you need to sign up at For enquiries, call 6100 4363, or email .

Schedule taken from: Monsters Under the Bed website.

2.15 – 2.45 pm
The Diary of Amos Lee – I Sit, I Write, I Flush!
by Adeline Foo & Stephanie Wong
A book launch by two recipients of the inaugural 2006 First-Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing Initiative Award. Adeline Foo and Stephanie Wong will share their musings from the toilet… on school, relationships and secret desires.

2.45 – 3.15 pm
Poetry Demystified
by Aaron Lee

A finalist of the Singapore Literature Prize 2008 and author of the poetry collections “A Visitation of Sunlight” (1998) and “Five Right Angles” (2007), Aaron Lee will speak on enjoying poetry from 8 to 80.

3.15 – 3.45 pm
Terrorism and Tweens
by Felix Cheong

Hear from award-winning poet and author Felix Cheong on how he spun tales of intrigue in The Call from Crying House, and its sequel, The Woman in the Last Carriage. The first book, targeted at 9 to 14 year olds, is now being used as an English Literature text in secondary schools.

4.00 – 5.00 pm
Monsters in the Mind – A Look at Asian Influence in Picture Books
by Joshua Chiang, Christine Lim Simpson & Lee Kowling

Three of Singapore’s emerging illustrators – self-taught, free-spirited and deeply passionate about Asian art and children’s books. Meet Joshua, Christine and Kowling and understand what moves an artist and touches the hearts of children in a picture book.

Monsters In The Mind

5.00 – 6.00 pm
Meet the authors, book-signing and fringe activities organised by Monsters Under The Bed, School of Literacy, at the Blue Room.

Fringe Speakers:

1. Dyanna Goh, on sourcing vintage books or simply titles which are obscure;
2. Shao Han, on the use of role playing in creative writing;
3. Jerry Hinds, on comics, graphic novels and the importance of having an open mind; and
4. Ryan Ong, on classic books and literary canons, comparing favourite children’s books from the past, with popular titles today

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