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Eileen Chong: Poetry Reading in Singapore

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

Eileen Chong: Poetry Reading in Singapore


Free poetry reading and conversation with Dr Matilda Gabrielpillai

All are welcome.

23 June 2017, Friday, 7pm to 8pm
Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store (Level 4, Ngee Ann City), Events area at Crossroads

Eileen Chong is a poet based in Sydney, Australia. Her poetry collections are Burning Rice (2012), Peony (2014) and Painting Red Orchids (2016).

Chong writes about food, family, migration, love and loss. The Singaporean-Australian poet Boey Kim Cheng has said that ‘Chong’s work offers a poetry of feeling, rendered in luminous detail and language, alive to the sorrows and joys of daily living.’

Her work has shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Anne Elder Award 2012 for a first book, the Australian Arts in Asia Award 2013, the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award 2013, and most recently, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2017.

Burning Rice is now on the New South Wales Higher School Certificate English syllabus in Australia as a prescribed text.


June 23
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Kinokuniya Main Store
Ngee Ann City 238873 Singapore + Google Map