New Delhi World Book Fair 2015 Calendar

Singapore has long been known as a melting pot, and a crossroads of Asia. Featuring authors who write in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil, illustrators of children's picture books and graphic novels, as well as publishers of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and academic books, the Singapore Pavilion at the New Delhi World Book Fair invites you to discover how Singapore's writing and illustration draws upon its multicultural roots to present a distinct Asian voice.

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New Delhi World Book Fair 2015 Calendar

SINGAPORE: Guest of Honour Country

PROGRAMMES

 

14 February 2015

Inauguration of Singapore Pavilion

With Mr Lim Thuan Kuan, High Commissioner for Singapore to India

12.30pm-1.00pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

 

Prized Publications: Winning the Singapore Literature Prize

With Chow Teck Seng, Yong Shu Hoong & Josephine Chia | Moderated by Dr Gwee Li Sui

1.00pm-1.45pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

Three winners of the Singapore Literature Prize discuss what it is like to win the country’s most prestigious literary award.

 

Children’s Art Activity with Susanna Goho-Quek & David Liew

2.00pm-2.45pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

Join the festival vibe at the Singapore Pavilion with an art activity for children by two author-illustrators from Singapore.

 

Romantic Writing with Dr Gwee Li Sui, Verena Tay and Yong Shu Hoong

2.00pm-2.45pm | Events Corner (Foreign Pavilion Hall 7)

Authors share their views about romantic writing and its unique qualities that impact readers in Asia and beyond. Join the discussion with authors Dr Gwee Li Sui, Verena Tay and Yong Shu Hoong.

 

Visual and Audio Media of Singapore Chinese Poetry with Chow Teck Seng

3.00pm-3.30pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

Combining lomography with poetry is just one of the examples where visuals and words can be mixed in a compilation. Catch prolific poet Chow Teck Seng as he explores the various ways of taking the word to the next level.

 

Publishers Panel Discussion on South East Asian Publishing with Peter Schoppert (NUS Press), Linda Lingard (Yusof Gajah Lingard Literary Agency), Vijay Thamotharan (Crimson Earth), Evelyn Chia (Pan Asia Books)

4.00pm-4.45pm | Events Corner (Foreign Pavilion Hall 7)

The Asian publishing markets are changing and expanding, and publishers need to know on-the-ground information. Join Singapore publishers as they discuss what’s happening in their part of Asia and how they are reacting to the challenges of the market.  

 

On Being Indian Diaspora with Haresh Sharma, Rosemarie Somaiah & Coonoor Kripalani

5.00pm-5.45pm | Events Corner (Foreign Pavilion Hall 7)

What does it take to represent the Indian diaspora in an international platform? The session features award-winning playwright Haresh Sharma, seasoned storyteller Rosemarie Somaiah and bilingual children’s book author Coonoor Kripalani.

 

Drawing Words with David Liew & Yong Shu Hoong

5.00-5.45pm, Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

Creating beautiful images with the flurry of intense words and letters, this interactive session showcases works by Singapore Literature Prize winner Yong Shu Hoong, and prolific illustrator David Liew. Sit back and enjoy imagery taking physical form on paper, while keeping words true to their nature.

 

15 February 2015

How the Young Author Scheme Works with Catherine Khoo

1.00pm-1.30pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

The YAS is Catherine Khoo's crystal ball for spotting young talent. To pen his first novella, the author has to learn the how-to. Only available online, the YAS is a unique mentoring process for the wannabe novelist.

 

Bibliotheraphy for Children Who Hear Voices with Dr Seetha Subbiah

2.00pm-2.30pm | Events Corner (Foreign Pavilion Hall 7)

Children who hear voices and see things that are not there need not suffer alone or in silence.  Clinical psychologist, Dr Seetha Subbiah explains how the illustrated children's story book DID YOU HEAR THAT? Help for Children Who Hear Voices (to be published, second quarter of 2015 - Write Editions, Singapore) can help mental health professionals, parents, teachers, paediatricians and allied professionals assist children who are heavily engaged in their inner world of voices. 

 

Of Heritage and Memoirs with Josephine Chia & Rosemarie Somaiah

3.00pm-3.45pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

Authors Josephine Chia and Rosemarie Somaiah walk through the process of documenting memories of oneself, of history unfolding and of culture and heritage, both fleeting and remnant. 

 

Journalism and Literature with Zafar Anjum & K Kanagalatha

4.00pm-4.30pm | Events Corner (Foreign Pavilion Hall 7)

Both accomplished journalists and authors, Zafar Anjum and K Kanagalatha discuss the boundaries between journalism and literary non-fiction, in the context of their writers’ journey.

 

Poetry and Bilingualism: State of Affairs of Singapore Literature with Isa Kamari and Yong Shu Hoong

5.00pm-5.30pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

A discussion of the state of affairs of poetry, bilingualism and the general landscape of literary arts in Singapore, this panel features award-winning men of letters, Isa Kamari and Yong Shu Hoong.

 

Duelling Illustrators with David Liew and Otto Fong (Reading by Dr Gwee Li Sui)

5.30pm-6.00pm | Events Corner (Foreign Pavilion Hall 7)

In Duelling Illustrators, a picture book manuscript is read out scene-by-scene as two illustrators sketch what they envision the scenes to look like. Duelling at the Book Fair are children’s book illustrator David Liew and science-teacher-turned-full-time author and publisher Otto Fong.

 

16 February 2015

Non-Fiction Writing: Outlooks in Asia with Isa Kamari & Josephine Chia

1.00am-1.45pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

From memoirs, to historical productions and cultural essays, catch this panel of experts as they discuss the outlook for non-fiction writing in the coming years, both for readers and writers.

 

Flash Fiction & Short Stories: The Singapore Experience with Chow Teck Seng

2.00pm-2.30pm | Events Corner (Foreign Pavilion Hall 7)

Extreme brevity is key to flash fiction. Sit in and find out what it takes to write flash fiction, the new platforms and target audiences, and its impact on the growing literary sphere, through Singapore’s own experience with this literary form.

 

Story & Craft Activity for Children with Sunita Lad Bhamray

2.00pm-2.30pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

Join children’s book author Sunita Lad Bhamray in an afternoon of fun with crafts and stories in a session intended for children and the child at heart.

 

Storytelling for Children with Verena Tay

3.00pm-3.30pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

Singaporean storyteller Verena Tay shares Asian stories to children in this free public programme, surrounded by books and tales of yore!

 

Tamil Literature in Multicultural Singapore with K Kanagalatha, Rama Kannabiran & Vijay Thamotharan

6.00pm-6.30pm | Events Corner (Foreign Pavilion Hall 7)

As a multicultural hub, Singapore prides itself on ensuring that literature from its four major races is well-represented and taken care of. Listen to two Singapore-Indian authors and a Singapore Tamil publisher as they share their views on Tamil Literature in the nation-state.

 

BOOK LAUNCH: Vazhvu and Other Short Stories by Rama Kannabiran

6.30pm-7.00pm | Events Corner (Foreign Pavilion Hall 7)

Join Singapore Tamil author Rama Kannabiran as he launches his latest book, Vazhvu and Other Short Stories, which revolves around a Tamil teacher with a passion for language and teaching, and tries to foster a love in her students, only to realise that the language is dying slowly.

 

18 February 2015

BOOK LAUNCH: The Art of Sukumar Bose: Reflections on South & Southeast Asia

4.00pm-6.00pm | Hall 7 

To commemorate the centenary of artist Sukumar Bose (1912–1986), this book attempts to take an incisive look at the artist, his works and the context of his art production in South and Southeast Asia. His work demonstrated traces of the Bengal School styles of Abanindranath Tagore and AR Chugtai. Be it figurative, landscape or abstract, Bose’s art synthesized the decorative elements of Indo-Persian miniatures with Chinese and Japanese techniques.

 

19 February 2015

Telling Stories through Art with Susanna Goho-Quek

2.00pm-3.00pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

A book illustrator, painter, grandmother and author, Susanna Goho-Quek leads children to tell their own stories from the art that they create.

 

20 February 2015

Children’s Workshop with Vinitha Ramchandani & Susanna Goho-Quek

2.00pm-3.00pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

This interactive story-telling workshop is for children, where they contribute towards building a tree-story around a pre-thought-of framework. The workshop helps children look at nature, trees and remember characteristics of trees for life through a story.

 

21 February 2015

Panel Discussion: Asian and Sub-Continent Children’s Literature with R Ramachandran, Atanu Roy & Sayoni Basu

2.00pm-2.45pm | Events Corner (Foreign Pavilion Hall 7)

Featuring prominent Asian authors, publishers and illustrators, the panel looks at the existing children’s and young adult’s publishing climate in the Asian and Sub-continent regions.

 

22 February 2015

Telling Stories through Art with Susanna Goho-Quek

2.00pm-3.00pm | Singapore Pavilion Hall 7 B

A book illustrator, painter, grandmother and author, Susanna Goho-Quek leads children to tell their own stories from the art that they create.

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