[Read! Fest 2019] Story-go-round

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults
  • Category: Arts, Read, Other Happenings
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (GMT+8)

Central Public Library

Multi-Purpose Room

100 Victoria Street National Library Board

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults

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Seats are still available! Registration for this programme is required by email. Please see details below.

Programme Synopsis

Join other participants as you take turns to create a 20-page picture book - page by page. You will be racing against the clock but it will be a fun, exciting event. Before we start, you will get a crash course in picture book basics like drawing people and background, story structure, and combining words and pictures. This activity is similar to last year’s "Continue the Comic” but applied to the picture book format. Ann Gee Neo, Drewscape, Gwee Li Sui and James Tan will be your instructors. 

**Please note that this is not a typical art workshop - it is a joint drawing activity where you will be placed in groups. Each person starts the first few pages of a picture book which will get continued by everyone else in their group. In the same way, you will also continue your team mates' picture books as they get passed down the group.**

Limited seats. For those aged 15 and up with basic drawing skills. Art materials will be provided.

Registration details:

Due to limited seats, please apply for this event by emailing the following to pearly_ma@nlb.gov.sg

Please use [Read! Fest 2019] Story-go-round as your email subject header.
1. Name
2. Age
3. Phone Number
4. Statement of interest

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Artist Profiles

Ann Gee Neo is a Singapore-based illustrator who creates drawings with an emphasis on storytelling with compelling characters. Her quirky, surreal and whimsical works have breathed life to children’s books such as The Rock and the Bird and Do Gallery Sitters Sit All Day?. She has worked with many clients including brands such as National Gallery Singapore, Singapore Tatler, Supermama, GAP and HP Singapore.

Drewscape (Andrew Tan) is a freelance illustrator and an Eisner-nominated comic artist from Singapore. He is the author of the graphic novels Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise and The Ollie Comics: Diary of a First-time Dad, and the illustrator for the children’s book series Sherlock Sam. You can find his work in picture books, magazines and well as print ads.

Gwee Li Sui is a poet, a graphic artist, and a literary critic. He wrote Myth of the Stone, Singapore’s first full-length adventure graphic novel, which had its 20th Anniversary Edition released in 2013. His poetry includes Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems? (1998), One Thousand and One Nights (2014), The Other Merlion and Friends (2015), and Death Wish (2017). His latest work includes Spiaking Singlish: A Companion to How Singaporeans Communicate (2017).

James Tan likes to sit in a kopitiam and draw what he observes. An illustrator and comic artist, he worked previously as a creative director in an animation studio. He has a travelogue art book, The World is So Big: An Artist's Sketchbook, and a graphic novel, Final Resting Place. His work has been featured in Urban Sketchers Singapore Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, and the Liquid City anthology published by Image Comics.


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.

For more details, visit www.nationalreadingmovement.sg/readfest.

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