A Librarian’s World – Khoo Seok Wan: A Poet of Gallantry and Gentleness

Published on : 4 Oct 2019


A Librarian’s World – Khoo Seok Wan: A Poet of Gallantry and Gentleness
Singapore literary pioneer Khoo Seok Wan (1874-1941) had experienced a life of ups and downs. He was once the leader of the Singapore Chinese business community, and yet he spent his final years in poverty and illness. These experiences had in turn influenced his literary works, imbuing them with heartfelt emotions, and had earned him the title of “esteemed poet of the southern sojourners”.
 
Join librarian Jessie Yak as she traces Khoo’s life, friends and contributions, and analyses his poetry with examples drawn from the National Library’s collection.
 
This programme will be conducted in Chinese.
 
Thursday, 24 October 2019
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Level 5, Possibility Room
National Library Building
 
Free Admission. Register now via https://go.gov.sg/nl-programme-24oct

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