[SG Author Series] Heartlands Book Club

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Category: Arts, Read
Availability: 26
Fri, 13 Oct, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (GMT+8)

Bukit Batok Public Library

Activities Room

1 Bukit Batok Central Link, #03-01 West Mall, Singapore 658713


  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults

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** Kindly take note of the correct title and synopsis below, as it was provided incorrectly in ST events listing on 6 Oct 2017 **

Set in a secondary school, Those Who Can’t, Teach is powerful portrayal of the pressures and challenges facing teachers and students in schools. Join Heartlands Book Club as we discuss the play with playwright Haresh Sharma.

This event is part of NLB's SG Author Series in October.


About the Playwright

Haresh Sharma has been the Resident Playwright of The Necessary Stage since 1990. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2015. To date, he has written more than 100 plays which have been staged in over 20 cities. His play, Off Centre, was selected by the Ministry of Education as a Literature text for 'N' and 'O' Levels.

Haresh has 13 publications of his plays, including Trilogy, Shorts 1, Shorts 2 and Don't Forget to Remember Me. His works have been translated into Malay, Mandarin, Greek and Italian. He was awarded Best Original Script for Fundamentally Happy, Good People and Gemuk Girls at the 2007, 2008 and 2009 The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards respectively.

Haresh is the first non-American to be awarded the prestigious Goldberg Master Playwright by New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2011.  In 2014, he was conferred the Southeast Asian Writers (or S.E.A. Write) Award (Singapore), which recognises and honours literary excellence in the ASEAN region.

About Heartlands Book Club

This book club discusses well-known literary classics and contemporary novels such as George Orwell’s 1984, Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent and Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Meets monthly on the last Friday from 5 to 6.30pm.

Banner photo: Copyright Jon Gresham 2017. All rights reserved

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