[Read! Fest 2019] Writers as Travellers: Bandits, Cave People, Food & Everything in Between

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults
  • Category: Arts, Heritage, Read, Other Happenings
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Sat, 13 Jul, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT+8)

National Library

Level 1 - Visitors' Briefing Room

100 Victoria Street National Library Board

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  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults

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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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Living as we are in the southeast corner of Asia, let us travel with some famous and not-so-famous writers and travellers. Writers from 2000 years past and today; from Syria in western Asia to the Golden Chersonese of south east Asia; travels of food and adventures and escapes; of memories and faith. 

Accompany the author of Game Hunters on a dissection of the creative word conceptualized during, through & about travels across the ages.

A writer journeys not just to places. It starts her off on internal journeys. The travels impact her writing. Writers make sense of the world outside through imagination and observation. Which is why so many books deal with journeys and travels – fictional or real. Journeys mould us. Journeys are also very popular in the public imagination. Most genres of writing have used travel to explore the world and tell its stories. Including me
~Anupa Roy
Speakers’ Profile:

Anupa Roy is a writer, librarian and author with numerous interests; especially exploring how geographical contexts shape people and our relationship to Nature. Having worked for a number of years as librarian and consultant, in school and special libraries, she specialises in collection development and children’s literature collections.
Her recent writings beyond the enthralling Game Hunters include heritage stories for Sentosa Group, Singapore Tourism Board, National Book Trust, India and IRRI – both in print and online. Her first forays in children’s publishing were two creative non-fiction picture books titled – Travels of Little Rice Grass, and Travels of Little Tea Leaves. Travels of Little Rice Grass was shortlisted for the 2012 Beyond Words Competition in Singapore. It was also featured at the AFCC 2014 by International Rice Research Institute and mentioned in the IRRI News.
Anupa was featured in the Singapore National Arts Council’s Once Upon A Garden City: selective Singapore writings for children and YA in 2015.

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