The National Book Council's Centre for Literary Arts and Publishing (CLAP) is organising workshops:
1. Chinese Children’s Literature Workshop for Parents by Dr Chua Chee Lay.Then there's the first Singapore International Storytelling Festival (SISF) which will be held between 30th August and 9th September 2006. The festival features live storytelling by the best of Singapore and international storytellers, and weaves in live performance from Singapore’s classical violinist Min Lee.
This bilingual workshop helps parents to select and evaluate Chinese children’s books using commendable authors, children's books (fiction and non-fiction) and websites for young readers. 15 July 2006 (Saturday), 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m - Geylang East Community Library - S$50.00 per person or S$80.00 for both parents
2. Romancing Singapore: From Tropic to Global by Dr Shirley Geok-Lin Lim.
This introductory workshop, will focus on Singapore through poems, stories, novels, and plays as a tropical island, exotic locale, romantic East, social struggle, dystopic settlement, as city, home and globe. It offers theoretical frames through which to hear these multiple voices and provide discussion and creative occasions for participants to interact with each other and with the instructor. 16 – 17 August 2006 (Wednesday to Thursday), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m - The Cube, Singapore Arts Museum (SAM) - S$350.00 per person, (S$300.00 for Early bird registration by 4 August 2006.)
Plenty of good reasons to cross the causeway!