Posted in Past Programmes on 07/19/2010 04:46 pm by athena_aziz
‘Sood Mahu Kahwin’ or Sood Wants to get Married is a light-hearted, witty story about singlehood and late mariages in the local Malay community. The story is from prolific and award-winning writer, Ishak Latif’s second anthology of short stories.
To make the session more interesting and to allow the audience to experience the author’s expertise ‘Sood Mahu Kahwin’ was turned into a radio play by Ishak and performed live in front of the audience by youths. A discussion ensued about the topic of singlehood and late marriages in the local context with the youths forming part of the panel to address audience’s questions. Audience were also interested to find out more about writing radio plays from Ishak.
Check out pictures here at Flickr! (seem the problem to attach pictures is still there.)
~ Part of ESL Vol 2 to provide insights into the multi-ethnic literatures
of the different communities through the works of local writers and arts
Posted in Past Programmes on 07/19/2010 04:33 pm by athena_aziz
Pendekar Bujang Lapok. Ibu Mertuaku. Orang Minyak.
These and more were recapped in the two sessions we had on 10 July with Cikgu Yusnor Ef, experienced songwriter who had the chance to learn scriptwriting from the late P. Ramlee. Cikgu Yusnor is also a researcher of Malay Films specifically P. Ramlee films.
Am having problems attaching pictures into this post so pls check out the pictures here!
Of course, a visit to a place representative of the Malay Entertainment Industry once upon a time, Jalan Ampas Studio 8 is a must. We were not allowed to take pictures in the studio but had the chance to take a group photo! Thanks to Shaw Brothers for allowing us to pay a visit.
Later in the afternoon, Cikgu Yusnor shared with us more about the films of the late P. Ramlee and reviewed the languages and dialogue in the films through the play of poetry, humour and songs. Pictures and handwritten notes of the late artiste from Cikgu’s personal collection were also exhibited
Thanks to all the wonderful participants who came for the sessions! Email to me at Athena_AZIZ@nlb.gov.sg if you have photos and short video clips to share of the visit
Posted in Literature scene on 07/08/2010 12:01 pm by athena_aziz
Check this out from the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS).
Singapore Book Club
Book Discussion @ Earshot, The Arts House, 16 Jul 10 at 7pm
In conversation with Adeline Foo, Lim Fong Wei and Sangeetha Madhavan.
Join us in July as we discuss Adeline’s latest children’s book ‘Georgette’s Mooncakes’, translated into Chinese by Lim Fong Wei.
Admission is free. All are welcome!
To register, email email@example.com with your name and phone number.