Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Words Go Round: Singapore Writers Festival: Feb 27 - March 10

This year's Singapore Writers Festival has a stellar line-up of children's and young adult authors, including Garth Nix, John Boyne, James Roy, Jack Heath, Kirsty Murray, and others.

Schools can sign up for events (the deadline is Feb. 13th) -- and there are some public ones as well.  E.g.,

A Confusion of Princes: A Garth Nix Special Preview
29 Feb 7pm – 8pm
The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Blue Room
Internationally bestselling fantasy author Garth Nix welcomes you to a special preview of A Confusion of Princes, his long-awaited standalone science fiction novel. A riveting read, this space opera forms the background for Imperial Galaxy, a massively multiplayer online game (written by Garth Nix and developed by Creative Enclave, of which Garth is also a founder) that lets you play the part of a noble prince serving in the navy of a galaxy-spanning empire. An event of truly intergalactic scale!

Literary Cocktail: Enter the Old Kingdom with Garth Nix
1 Mar, 7pm
The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Blue Room
$22 (including $2 ticketing fee)
Click here for tickets: www.bytes.sg
(A cocktail / mocktail will be served together with delicious canapés.)
Enjoy canapés and a specially concocted drink, Sabriel Surprise, with international bestselling fantasy author Garth Nix, as he invites you into his rich, imaginative world, and enthrals you with tales from his fantasy adventures. Be prepared for an out-of-this-world experience.

Author Biography
Garth Nix (Australia)
With more than 5 million copies of his books sold, Garth is an acclaimed and best-selling fantasy novelist for young adult readers. In particular, he is known for his Abhorsen trilogy, The Seventh Tower series, andThe Keys to the Kingdom series. A full-time writer since 2001, he previously worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, bookseller, and a part-time soldier. Garth’s next book will be the science-fiction adventure A Confusion of Princes, to be published in April 2012.

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