Of writery stuff

Quite a few interesting events! Firstly on Saturday…

Lauren Kate Signings in Singapore

Lauren Kate, writer of the Fallen series will be here in Singapore on 9 July 2011!

Serangoon Public Library 12:00-1:00pm  Edit: A comment from library staff below informs that it is now  12:30-1:30pm

Borders Wheelock Place 2:30-3:30pm

Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store 4:30-5:30pm

Jurong Regional Library 6:30-7:30pm *just added

Considering I have a party to host in the evening with things to prepare, I’m probably going to the session at the Serangoon library. Now, to figure how to get there…

Next up, we have:

Meet the Author Sessions: Dave Chua

Date: Saturday, 9 July
Time: 3pm
Venue: Visitor’s Briefing Room, level 1, National Library
Admission: Free

Missed out on the previous chances to meet Dave Chua, the author of Gone Case? Have an intimate session with him at the visitor’s briefing room at level 1 of the National Library. Find out more on his writing process and how he collaborated with Koh Hong Teng to produce a graphic novel adaptation of his book!

Moving Words Poetry Competition

The Literary Centre has initiated a new project in collaboration with SMRT- Moving Words 2011 – to feature poetry written by Singaporeans and PRs in SMRT trains and stations.The winning entries will stand a chance to get displayed in the SMRT network and published in the Moving Words Anthology to be launched at the Singapore Writers’ Festival.

Deadline: Friday, 15 July 2011
For more information, please visit www.movingwords.sg.

Many Ships, One Boat: Singapore Expat Tales & Tips

Date: Friday, 15 July
Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Earshot Cafe, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Admission: Free

This July join Dr. Madanmohan Rao, Editor of MANY SHIPS, ONE BOAT: Singapore Expat Tales & Tips as he shares his experiences in publishing the book and working with 21 other contributing authors. Don’t miss the chance to talk to some of the contributing authors at the session!

To register, email to info@bookcouncil.sg with your name and contact number.

Meet the Author Sessions: Felix Cheong

Felix Cheong is a poet and a recipient of the National Arts Council Young Artist Award for Literature in 2000. He has published works including Temptation and Other Poems (1998), I Watch the Stars Go Out (1999), Broken by the Rain (2003) and Sudden in Youth: New and Selected Poems (2009).

In-conjunction with READ! Singapore 2011, the National Library is presenting two sessions where you can meet him in person. He will be speaking about his poem, Father and Son II (from the book, Sudden in Youth: New and Selected Poems), which has been selected for READ! Singapore 2011.

Date: Saturday, July 16
Time: 10am
Venue: Multi-Purpose Room, Level 2, Toa Payoh Public Library
Admission: Free, but registration is required.

Please email readsingapore@nlb.gov.sg or lailin@nlb.gov.sg by Thursday, July 14.

World Voices: Randall $tephens

Hailing from down under, the dynamic Melbourne poet Randall $tephens will shake up your senses and all preconceptions you may have about poetry. Described as “the Michael Caine of spoken word” for his distinctive style, he will deliver impactful poems from his diverse repertoire, and share his experiences of how he became a performance poet that he is today and where he has spread the magic of his words to so far.

Date: Thursday, July 28
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Living Room (Level 2), The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Admission: Free

Scholastic Asian Book Award

The National Book Development Council of Singapore and Scholastic Asia are jointly launching the 2012 Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA). The award will recognise Asians and writers in Asia who are taking the experiences of life, spirit and thinking in different parts of Asia to the world at large. SABA is awarded to an unpublished manuscript (original or translation) targeted at children of ages 6 to 12 years.

Deadline: 17 October 2011, 5pm (Singapore time)

For more information, please visit www.scholasticbookaward.asia.

Yes, that’s it for now. Also you guys should figure that I tend to just publicize the free ones since I know my audience of this blog. See you guys this Saturday if you’re at the library… Well, for either event. Huh, I guess that day I will be visiting two libraries!

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  1. Hi there, a little update on the Lauren Kate events at the libraries. The one at Serangoon PL will be from 1230-130pm, and there will be a second appearance at the Jurong Regional Library at 630-730pm. Thanks!

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