Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Pelangi Pride Centre presents conversations with Suchen Christine Lim

Posted by: Plume
"Writing captures our elusive changing self so that we can look at the self, appreciate and embrace who we are." Suchen

Join Pelangi Pride Centre for an afternoon with well-known, and award-winning Singaporean writer, Suchen Christine Lim. On this special occasion, Suchen will share with us stories she has written – gay, lesbian and straight – as well as her thoughts and feelings on writing.

Ever wanted to write a story? Perhaps your story? Why is it important to tell our stories? Why is it important to write our histories?

Come ask Suchen questions about writing, and share ideas you might like to explore for stories. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to express yourself, and connect and communicate with others.

Date: Saturday, 14 October 2006
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Venue: MOX Bar and Cafe
21 Tanjong Pagar Road (4th floor)
Cost: $6.00 (includes 2 soft drinks and light refreshments)

To sign up, please email [contact @ pelangipridecentre dot org] to RSVP with your name, contact number, the name/s of your guests.

Suchen Christine Lim
Mother, dreamer, tree lover, beachcomber, balcony gardener, stargazer, writer...

Suchen Christine Lim is also the author of Fistful of Colours, awarded the inaugural Singapore Literature Prize in 1992. Subsequently she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Iowa Writers’ Programme in 1996 and was invited back as its International Writer-in-Residence in 2000.

Since her inspired escape from the Ministry of Education in 2003, she has been writer-in-residence in Myanmar, Australia and the UK. In 2005, she was the first Singapore writer-in-residence in Moniack Mhor, a writers’ centre in the Scottish Highlands where she conducted fireside readings and writing sessions in Scottish schools and villages. Besides, Fistful of Colours, her other novels are Ricebowl, Gift From The Gods and A Bit of Earth. Her latest publication is a non-fiction book published in 2005, Stories of the Chinese Overseas.

Her work-in-progress are a collection of short stories that include Morning After and My Two Mothers, and a novel about love, grief and music.