After months of preparation, the book launch is finally here! Held on Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 at the Singapore Writers Festival Pavilion on the Campus Green of Singapore Management University, I went down to take a look at the physical book for the first time =)
The cover image is one of my oil paintings 😉Some of the other books at the launch, including Catherine Lim’s newest collection:The lady herself signing books at the event:
But we’re here for Kepulauan, which is launching with another book called Red Pulse II.
I love how Kepulauan is felicitously green next to Red Pulse – which incidentally is also the schema that I used in my painting – a crimson red chinese junk against a stormy glacier green sea.
The festivities kick off with a tête-à-tête with the editors, Zhang Jieqiang, Hidhir Razak and Marcus Tan.
Writers Tysha Khan, Alyssa Teo and Hidhir Razak (who’s also one of our editors) gave readings of their poems.
Look at all these people at the launch!
Tysha does a little book signing of her own…
I hunted down the editors and got my book signed too!
So happy to get an exclusive signed book =)
I also did some signing although I didn’t write any of the poems in the book!
The guy in the checkered shirt is Crispin, one of the contributing poets in Kepulauan.
Evelyn Lee, whose poems also appear in Kepulauan:
Here I’m with Adeleena on my right and Diana on my left from Ethos Books. The book wouldn’t have been possible without them.