Kicking off Westgate's Dystopian Summer, we are delighted to announce Bodies in Dystopia: New Books from Debut Authors with Rachel Heng and Sophie Mackintosh, chaired by Daisy Buchanan on Monday 9th July, 7pm.
Rachel Heng, author of the debut novel, Suicide Club (Henry Holt, 2018), is The Ruby's July Writer in Residence. The Ruby's Writer in Residence program seeks to support the best writers writing, and to bring writers from outside the Bay Area to The Ruby to read. Writers in residence stay in our upstairs writers loft.
In conversation with Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin
Doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
All members who are booked into Book Club will need to collect their copy from the main reception on Gound Floor.
Every month, Book Club brings members together through literacy discussion and celebration. This month we explore 'Suicide Club' by author Rachel Heng.
Join Rachel Heng in conversation as she discusses her debut novel in a special pre-publication event. Suicide Club, a provocative book which explores our society’s obsession with youth, beauty and wellness, will be published by Sceptre in the UK and Henry Holt in July. Each attendee will receive an exclusive pre-publication Suicide Club proof package ahead of the event.
What if working a day job and writing didn't have to be a zero sum game? Hear from writers who have used their "day jobs" as inspiration, source material, and motivation to finish their books. We'll dig into how working and writing simultaneously doesn't always mean sacrificing one or the other, but rather, can create a balance leading to inspiration and success. What are the advantages of working and writing--and how do you find time for both? How can a day job both inspire and expose a writer to a world beyond what they've known?
Panelists: Rachel Heng, author of Suicide Club; Chelsea Hodson, author of Tonight I'm Someone Else; Libby Burton, Senior Editor at Henry Holt
Internationally published authors Alvin Pang (When the Barbarians Arrive), Krishna Udayasankar (Immortal), Rachel Heng (Suicide Club) & Toh Hsien Min (dans quel sens tombent les feuilles) share their practical experience getting published overseas, and discuss their insights on international publishing issues and literary agents.
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT... at least for Sing Lit Station in 2017 - but we've reserved the best event for last. Four amazing Singaporean writers have been battering down the doors of that mythic locale known as "THE REST OF THE WORLD".
JY Yang ("The Red Threads of Fortune", "The Black Tides of Heaven") stormed the walls of the fantasy world with their dual silkpunk novellas from Tor in 2017 that are only the opening salvoes in what promises to be a mind-blowing Tensorate Universe.
Krishna Udayasankar ("Immortal", "3", "The Aryavarta Chronicles") clinched not just one, but two Bollywood film trilogy deals in 2017 - undying fantasy novel "Immortal" with Phantom Films, and the epic mythological trilogy "The Aryavarta Chronicles" by Sonam Kapoor.
Rachel Heng ("Suicide Club") kicked off a six-figure bidding war between major international publishers, and will be launching her literary science-fiction work in 2018 with Sceptre in the UK and Henry Holt & Co in the US.
Sharlene Teo ("Ponti") beat out hundreds of writers to win the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers' Award for her debut novel, lauded by Ian McEwan as "a remarkable first novel in the making", and will be published by Picador in 2018.
We've managed to catch all of them in the midst of their world-skipping schedules at Sing Lit Station on Dec 29 for a year end WORLD DOMINATION reading and Q&A, and we've partnered with mixologist Vanessa Victoria to interpret their works into four bespoke cocktails available at this event only.
Please join us for our second reading of the semester at Lewis Carnegie Gallery on Friday the 13th. There will be free food & drinks, a performance by the Chulita Vinyl Club, and readings from Jessica Hincapie, Ally Glass-Katz, Julie Howd, Rachel Heng, and Danny Ruiz. Costumes are not required but HIGHLY encouraged ;-)