The recently concluded Asian Festival of Children’s Content here in Singapore has not only led us to fabulous book bloggers, writers, illustrators, publishers, fellow bibliophiles – it has also managed to forge more networks and links for people with the same passion: books!
And so I am happy to share with you some of the Book events that are happening this June 2011 in Kinokuniya courtesy of Richelle Gan who shared with me the information. I am highlighting the events that are connected with children’s literature and YA fiction, but if you wish to know more, you can visit their official website or click here to find out greater details about what’s going on in June.
11th June 2011, Saturday, Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Crossroads
Book Launch: Archibald And The Blue Blood Conspiracy by Shermay Loh, 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Archibald is not your typical hero: he didn’t vanquish any Dark Lords when he was just a baby; he’s not the son of a Greek god; and no, he’s not secretly a vampire. Archie is awkward and bumbling and dorky, especially compared to his older brother Alexander, who is a prefect and star athlete at Wyndsor, their elite school for boys from noble families. Together with their friends, Archie and Alexander investigate a series of mysterious kidnappings, attacks and disappearances, which lead them to
discover hidden chambers and far darker secrets.
To find out more about the book and get your copy of it signed by author Shermay Loh, come by Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store for the book launch! (source: Richelle from Kinokuniya)
Meet-The-Author: O Thiam Chin of Under The Sun, 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m
Join us in supporting local author O Thiam Chin at Books Kinokuniya on 11th June, Saturday, at 4.00 p.m. as he comes for a Meet-The-Author session for his latest book Under The Sun.
A Singapore born writer, O Thiam Chin’s stories have appeared in several literary journals and anthologies, including Asia Literary Review and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore.
The author’s new collection of fiction Under The Sun offers unflinching snapshots of everyday life, encapsulating the gritty and real, the subtle and extreme in fifty stories that surprise, reveal and evoke the strange and familiar, whether on the fringes or in the mainstream.
18th June 2011 (Saturday), Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Crossroads
Book-Reading Session: Ceriph #3, 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Ceriph is an independently run, quarterly book publication in Singapore. It started out as a non-profit project by three local undergraduates – Hans, Weifen and Winnie – who noticed friends and acquaintances creating poetry, prose and photography they felt were worthy of being shared and celebrated. Thus, Ceriph is a space in print that allows non-professional Singaporean writers and artists to collectively share their works.
The third issue of Ceriph is a map of imagination that stretches from food to flight, whilst paying tribute to the local landscape.
Show your support towards the local literary scene and join us for a Book-Reading session for Ceriph #3 on Saturday, 18th June, at 4.00 p.m. to find out more about the works found in it as well as the process of putting the publication together.
19th June 2011 (Sunday), Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Crossroads
Joint Book Launch: Ellie Belly: Follow That Bird! By Eliza Teoh & Whoopie Lee, Almost Famous By Adeline Foo, 2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m
During this June school holidays, come by Books Kinokuniya for the joint book launch of Ellie Belly: Follow that Bird! by Eliza Teoh and Whoopie Lee, Almost Famous by bestselling author Adeline Foo. Eliza and Adeline, together with artists Rachel Liam (Ellie Belly), Wolfe (Ellie Belly) and Stephanie Wong (Whoopie Lee), will be sharing more about the two new books in a short Question-And-Answer session. Grab this opportunity to get your copies of the books autographed by the authors and illustrators of the books. Participants to this joint book launch can also get their caricatures drawn live by Wolfe!
It’s too bad I won’t be able to attend the launch of Whoopie Lee, Almost Famous. We were privileged to feature Book Author Adeline Foo and Illustrator Stephanie Wong for our BehindtheBooks several months back. And I did enjoy our feature of The Diary of Amos Lee as well. I’m sure Whoopie Lee would be a big hit.
Hope to see you on some of the Kinokuniya book events!