Esplanade Presents | Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts


#BuySingLit Book Cart

National Book Development Council of Singapore
17 – 19 & 24 – 26 Nov 2017Fri – Sun
Fri: 3pm – 8.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 8.30pm
17 Nov 2017 : 3pm
18 & 19 Nov 2017 : 10am
24 Nov 2017 : 3pm
25 & 26 Nov 2017 : 10am
Esplanade Theatre Meeting Point
Storytelling sessions are conducted in Tamil.

Look out for the #BuySingLit Book Cart at the Esplanade and check out the collection of Tamil books by Singaporean writers! Featured books include children’s picture books and works by award-winning Singaporean writers. Join us for storytelling sessions and meet the authors!

19 Nov, Sun, 3.45pm: Lulu and Sundeli with Prema Govin
25 Nov, Sat, 3.45pm: Rocky and Ramu with Jensrani Thangavel
26 Nov, Sun, 3.45pm: Kaalathinaal Seitha Nandri with Prema Govin

About the author-storytellers
Prema Govin is the author of several books for children including the well-received Kirthi Tamil chapter books. She was the recipient of the Creative Arts Grants in 2014 and has been part of the National Library Board story-telling programmes and has conducted Young Author's workshops as well as Publishing Your Works programmes at schools and at public libraries.

Jensrani Thangavel, former teacher and aspiring author wrote her first children’s picture book at 60. She now puts her experience and passion for books to good use working with children in the mother tongue including volunteering at the Book Rangers Club for young readers of Tamil.

About #BuySingLit
#BuySingLit is an industry-led movement to celebrate stories from Singapore. Advocating ‘Buy Local, Read Our World’, homegrown book publishers, retailers and literary non-profits have come together to encourage more people to discover and embrace Singapore’s literature.

The #BuySingLit Book Cart project aims to cultivate interest in Malay and Tamil literature as well as enhance retail options for them.

The book cart is managed by Crimson Earth, organised as part of #BuySingLit and supported by the National Arts Council.

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