Friday, August 10, 2012

subTEXT @ Select Books

Select Books will be hosting subTEXT @ Select Books on Saturday, 11 August, 3pm - 4:30pm.

subTEXT returns after an absence, with an eclectic line-up of writers enlivening the just-opened new location of Select Books in the historical Armenian Street precinct. Expect different voices – foreign and local, poetry and fiction, established and new... and a spot of multimedia to open the show.

About subTEXT
Between May 2001 and January 2008, the subTEXT literary readings took place every month at Gallery Hotel, the Book Cafe and Central Lending Library. It now takes place on an ad-hoc basis at venues like The Arts House and Select Books. Its regular readings and special events have featured many Singapore writers, as well as international guests like Alexander McCall Smith (UK), Robert Olen Butler (USA), Paul Theroux (USA), Anchee Min (China/USA), John Mateer (Australia), Alfred Yuson (Philippines) and Marjorie Evasco (Philippines).

Featured Readers
(not in order of appearance during the event)

Vincent Clay
Vincent lives and works in Brussels where he has, so far, avoided being run over by the speeding motorcades of any European leaders. Having studied at the University of Cambridge and University College London, he set up Thane Salon ( for artists, writers, and people who normally don't go to readings. He has had poems included in anthologies from Friary Road House Editions and in Introducing Art magazine. This is his first visit to Singapore.

Heng Siok Tian
Siok Tian has published five collections of poetry: Crossing The Chopsticks And Other Poems (1993), My City, My Canvas (1999), Contouring (2004), Is My Body A Myth (2011) and Mixing Tongues (2011). Her poems have been anthologised in publications such as Journeys: Words, Home And Nation, No Other City: An Anthology Of Urban Poetry and Moving Worlds. A participant of the Iowa International Writing Program in 2000, she has also participated in literary events in China, USA, Sweden, Denmark, the Philippines and, most recently, France.

Krishna Udayasankar
Krishna is the author of Govinda: Book 1 of The Aryavarta Chronicles, published by Hachette India. A graduate of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, Krishna also holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where she presently works as a lecturer.

Govinda is Krishna's first book. She is currently working on the second and third books of The Aryavarta Chronicles and a collection of prose-poems entitled Objects Of Affection. When she's not busy writing and teaching, Krishna loves to watch Rajinikanth movies first-day, first-show, complete with applause and whistles, and to go on long drives with her husband, Jai, and two Siberian Huskies, Boozo and Zana.

Stephanie Ye
Stephanie's first solo publication is The Billion Shop, a chapbook of four stories, published by Math Paper Press in 2012. Her short stories have been published in journals such as the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Mascara Literary Review (Australia), as well as in several anthologies. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, and will be a resident of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in Fall 2012.

Yong Shu Hoong has published four books of poetry: Isaac (1997), dowhile (2002), Frottage (2005), which won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2006, and From Within The Marrow (2010). His poems have been included in literary journals like Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong) and Ars Interpres (Sweden), as well as anthologies like Language For A New Century: Contemporary Poetry From The Middle East, Asia, And Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2008).

Date and Time
Saturday, 11 August 2012
3pm - 4:30pm

Select Books
51 Armenian Street
Singapore 179939
Telephone: 6337 9319

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