Thursday, December 6, 2012

Texts Worth Teaching: East Asia - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, there will be a one-day mini-conference on East Asian literature for teachers at the Centre for International Education, located on the East campus of UWCSEA.

Texts worth Teaching: East Asia is a mini conference for teachers who are familiar with Western writers but who would like to know more about East Asian authors. Learn from some of the experts from this region, including Dr Kirpal Singh, poet, literary and cultural critic and university lecturer in English language and literature at SMU, along with Singapore's 2011 winner of the SEA Writer's AwardRobert Yeo as well as Holly Thompson, author and professor of creative writing at Yokohama City University. During the sharing sessions, you can hear what colleagues have to say as well as share with others an author you've read and feel is worth teaching. 


Target Audience: Anyone who would like to learn more about texts worth teaching from the East Asian region. Breakout sessions for Early Years (3-7 year olds), Younger Readers (7-10 year olds), Older Readers (10-14 year olds), Mature Readers (14 year olds - adult) and librarians

FeesEarly bird until 20 December: S$99 (US$85). From 21 December: S$120 (US$105) Includes access to the event as well as breakfast, snacks and lunch.
There is a 10% discount if you are registering five or more participants. There is a 15% discount for ten participants or more.
Click here for more information - or contact Katie Day ( who will be facilitating the librarian sharing session.  See also this Libguide which has a list of links to East Asian literature resources.

Several booksellers will be at the conference, including APD Books & Epigram Books, Ethos Books, and Monsoon Books.
NB:  Dr. Kirpal Singh was invited to be a keynote speaker at the first Hands on Literacy conference back in 2008, but he was unable to make it.  This is your chance to finally get to hear him speak.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Rukhsana Khan, guest speaker this Thursday

As you know, our next general meeting is this Thursday, December 6 at Stamford American International School, 4:00 for a 4:30pm start.  (We get to see Kim Klein's new library!)

Sean Chia from Cengage will be talking to us about their digital products and the possibility of us forming a consortium for reduced pricing.

Rukhsana Khan, the Canadian author, is in Singapore doing a two-week stint at SAS with Kate Brundage and Alison Cuthbert.  So we've invited her to our meeting as a special guest and speaker.
The Official Website of Author & Storyteller Rukhsana Khan ~ via kwout

The Executive Committee has also decided to provide pizza from the Canadian Pizza Company (halal) for delivery at 6pm.  Yes, free pizza to go with the free wine.  So stay and socialize.

Click here to fill out an RSVP form.  Please do it before Tuesday, Dec. 4th, so Kim will know the numbers for catering purposes.

SAIS is located at 279 Upper Serangoon Road, right next to the Woodleigh MRT station.  Please go to Gate 2.  The library is in the Lincoln Building, fourth floor.