A whole bunch of talks or competitions!

Woooh, a whole bunch of events! Well, usually these things tend to run in the second half of the year onwards. Click the more cut to read more. We have:

  • Talk: ‘In the Footsteps of Raffles’
  • Workshop: What’s Your Singapore Memory?
  • Talk/ Book Launch: ‘A life of its Own’
  • Competition: e-Mote Digital Storytelling
  • Workshop: e-MOTE storytelling
  • Competition: 2010 Adelaide Review Short Fiction
  • Competition: Man Asia Literary Prize 2010
  • Competition: The Iowa Short Fiction Award
  • Competition: The 30th Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010
  • Competition: Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2011

Uuuungh. I did wonder to split this post into two or something but whatever. I’ll put them under headlines so you can scroll and pick at it at your own pace or something. Or usually, I’d just copy just the title of the event and press ctrl+f it or apple+f depending on which computer I’m on.

Onwards we go!

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SDS 1.23 – Game of Love

SPORE! If you read the previous post, you’d know I was on the panel about SFF (science fiction and fantasy) writers existing in Singapore. This post however is on the convention itself! It was at Pasir Ris Community Club. SPORE-CON is a gaming convention. You can call it “analog” gaming though and not the digital ones you’d find on the computer. These are the ones where you use cards, miniature figurines, board games etc!

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And with an appearance…

Well hellooo.

This weekend, there is Spore-Con at Pasir Ris Community Centre. Besides gaming of the board game variety, card games and miniature table top ones, there will be some science fiction and fantasy panel there!

Let me copy and paste:

“Yes, We do exist – SFF writing in Singapore”

Room: TIA
Date: 5/6/2010

Time: 11am-12pm

We have readings and a book signing!

Yes. DO come because I’ll be there along with Rozen of Two Trees where you can ask about writing genre fiction in Singapore and such.

For more info, you can check out their page here. Have any friends who like to write and what not? Ask them to come along. After all, besides fiction, it is a gaming convention where you have to think and make up stories for your campaigns. At the time of this post, the room number is still to be advised. Fret not! You’ll probably know which room when you go there and ask if you haven’t checked the website before then.

How to get there?

Pasir Ris East Community Club

No 1 Pasir Ris Drive 4 #01-08 Singapore 519457

SBS Bus Services along Pasir Ris Drive 1:
12, 17, 21, 39, 53, 81, 358, 359 and 518

Contact Numbers for the CC is:  65811861

SEE YOU AROUND, you guys!

The Diary of An Unreasonable Man

There’s a book talk coming up that seems to be organized by the Penguin Books Singapore at the Earshot Cafe!

It’s a book talk by Madhav Mathur, the author of The Diary of An Unreasonable Man in conversation with Deepika Shetty.

The short details:

Date: 14 May

Time: 7pm

Location: Earshot Cafe at The Arts House ( 1 Old Parliament Lane)

Since it’s a public event, you don’t need to register but just show up!

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Author appearances for the month!

Is it me or are there more author appearances for this year or something? Anyway, here’s the info! A copy paste from the various sources I got.

  • Andrea Levy
  • Norma Sit
  • Greg Mortenson

And also one book launch at the Earshot by R. Chandran and Amy J Cheng

Here we go!

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In which I wanted some redbush tea!

Location: The Multipurpose Room of the National Library.

Equipment: A digital camera, 2 books from the library itself, 1 book by Alexander McCall Smith and a ukulele.

No, I wasn’t planning on performing a song for him nor that I was going to borrow books but hey, I was early for the session and found myself borrowing some fantasy books there. After all, it is the library. And oh, the ukulele was cause I had gone to the music store at Bras Basah, next door to it.

So as it so happens, I ended up with the ukulele and the 2 extra books besides my original intent in bringing only the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency book by him. The session was organized by the Penguin Books people and thus, they were quickly setting up things when it was just around 6pm when the actually session started at about 7pm.

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Alexander McCall Smith in Singapore!

Meet the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and catch an exclusive private screening of the adapted HBO TV series (premiering in August on StarHub Channel 60).

7pm: Book talk and Q&A
7.30pm: Autograph session
8pm: Private screening of the first episode of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency HBO TV series
(Note: Attendees to sign in and be seated by 6.50pm.)

Date: Monday, February 8
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Multipurpose Room, National Library Building, Victoria Street
Admission: Free (To register, email marketing@penguinbooks.com.sg with the subject heading “AMS RSVP”. Your reservation is confirmed unless otherwise notified.)

IS THAT COOL OR WHAT? (The answer is “cool” not “what”.) RSVP them by giving your name and contact number!

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