Date: Sunday, 1 November 2013
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Venue: River Room, Asian Civilisation Museum (ACM)
Join the To S.I.R (Socially Inclusive Reads) With Love team – Hidayah Amin, Lee Seow Ser and Tan Ai Khim – as they re-tell the familiar local folktale of the boy who saves Singapura from a terrible fish attack, with his bright idea. Part of the Little Kids, Big Ideas series, ‘Hang Nadim and the Garfish’ is a special dyslexia-friendly book, with Braille for the visually impaired and textured illustrative elements for a stimulating read.
Growing up in Singapore and Malaysia has left a profound impression on these writers who have gone on to write about those carefree days, lost landscapes and vivid memories. Come hear their anecdotes and the folk wisdom of yesteryears.
Moderated by: Pearl Samuel
Featuring: Ann Peters, Bernice Chauly, Hidayah Amin
This panel, moderated by poet Angeline Yap, weighs the value of relooking at our rich shared histories. But is there any danger in romanticising or exoticising the past? Three writers of memoirs and historical fiction debate.
Moderated by: Angeline Yap
Featuring: Choo Yangsze, Hidayah Amin, Josephine Chia
Get to know about the mango tree and its significance at this interactive session. Let author Hidayah take you on plant-astic discovery of new words, familial culture and the importance of preserving nature and our heritage through acting, drawings and fun imagination.
Date: 4 June 2015
Time: 12 – 1 pm
Venue: Imagination Room, National Library Board Building,
Hidayah, Amin, Sarah Mousey, Emma Nicholson
Three authors relate their journeys towards publishing independently for the children’s book market in Singapore. They will give clear advice on the nuts and bolts of the business, including designing, printing and marketing. They will also highlight the joys of being creative, committing to their work and dealing first-hand with their audience.