Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bibliobibuli for Singapore Writers' Fest

I've been a bit slow to post up something about the Singapore Writer's Festival which is happening from December 1st - 9th. I was waiting until the information about the session I'm involved in was posted up on the website!

I'm in a panel discussion on December 8th with Channel News Asia's Deepika Shetty and Ivan Chew*:
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Of course, while you're down there to see us (!) you might like to check out some authors who will be appearing including our own Tash Aw, Tan Twan Eng, A. Samad Said, Faisal Tehrani, Sharanya Manivannan and that superstar of local bloggers, Kenny Sia.

Or some of the other big names from across the world including Jung Chang (Wild Swans), Su Tong (Raise the Red Lantern), Kunal Basu (Racists), Irish poet Paddy Bushe, Israeli author Eli Amir, UK performance poet Charlie Dark, and cookery writer Madhur Jaffrey.

And of course all of Singapore literature's brightest and best ...

It's going to be a lot of fun for book lovers ... though I am frustrated that I won't be able to stay down in Singapore for the whole nine days.

(More discussion of highlights on Deepika's blog.)

Afterthought:

Really hate to sound ungrateful about something I'm actually very very grateful for, but am finding the website a nightmare to negotiate. I'd love a print out of the whole programme but there doesn't seem any way of doing this ...

(*I typed Eric Forbes before this as I had seen his name on the initial invite ... Sorry for misinformation. I seem to have been spreading a lot of it today.)

9 comments:

Read@Peace said...

Suketu Mehta at SWF?
That's new...

Anonymous said...

A *Samad* Said

bibliobibuli said...

just seeing if you are paying attention lah. corrections about to be made.

(was half asleep this morning and rushing. serve me right. )

Sharanya Manivannan said...

Kadek mentioned that you might be moderating my session, which is on Dec 1. Will you be? :)

Anonymous said...

Hope to see you all there!
Regards,
Tan Twan Eng

lil ms d said...

argh! i have the riding for life event. never mind, have fun sharon and everyone who's attending the fest!

bibliobibuli said...

sharanya - am so flattered that you are asking me.

need to think about whether i can go down to Singapore both weekends ... will let you know soon

Sham said...

Anyone thinking of heading down?

Kak Teh said...

we've been told about this event - but dont know whether we can make it.