Inviting all budding poets and writers to join us for a conversation session with Emeritus Professor Edwin Thumboo.
Date: 9 July 2010, Friday
Time: 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm (Dinner will start at 6.00pm)
Venue: The POD, 16 Floor, National Library Building
One of the earliest Singapore writers to have a collection of poems published, Edwin Thumboo is also the first Singaporean to be conferred the South East Asian Writers Award and the Singapore Cultural Medallion in 1979 and 1980 respectively. In 2006, he was awarded one of Singapore’s highest honours – the Meritorious Service Medal – as Distinguished Poet and Literary scholar. Other accolades in his distinguished career include the National Book Development Council of Singapore prizes for poetry (1978, 1980, 1994), the ASEAN Cultural and Communication Award in Literature (1987) and the Public Service Star (Bar) in 1991.
Registration is required. Please email to: mark_ho@ nlb.gov.sg