[Read! Fest 2019] Heartlands Book Club: Common Life by Ho Chee Lick & Lee Tzu Pheng

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults, 50 and above
  • Category: Arts, Heritage, Read, Singapore & S.E.A
Availability: 33
Fri, 28 Jun, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (GMT+8)

Bukit Batok Public Library

Activities Room

1 Bukit Batok Central Link #03-01 West Mall

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults, 50 and above

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This year, the sixth instalment of Read! Fest is anchored on the theme of Voyage. Book a trip with us and discover alternative forms of reading at Read! Fest 2019 programmes as we journey through space and time, only from 22 June – 28 July.

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Programme synopsis

Join poet Anne Lee Tzu Pheng and artist Ho Chee Lick at Heartlands Book Club as we discuss Common Life: Drawings and Poems. Poems by Lee were written in response to Ho's crayon drawings in this unique collection focusing on the life of ordinary Singaporeans.

About the Speakers

Anne Lee Tzu Pheng has received numerous awards for her poetry, including the Singapore Cultural Medallion (1985); S.E.A. WRITE Award (1987); Gabriela Mistral Award from the Republic of Chile (1995); Montblanc-NUS Centre for the Arts Literary Award (1996); and the NBDCS Award for English Poetry (three times). She is published internationally and some of her poems have been set to music. She has seven collections of poetry, and a book of essays and reflections.  She has mentored many of Singapore’s young writers.

Ho Chee Lick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chinese Studies at the National University of Singapore. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Kansas, USA, and is also a bilingual poet, translator, newspaper columnist and musician. Ho started learning art from Chen Wen Hsi and Chen Chong Swee at the Chinese High School during the 1960s. He later studied under the former in his studio for two years. Since then, art has remained his lifelong passion.

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