National Gallery Singapore is having their Paintings into Poems. Experience a series of poetry readings by Edwin Thumboo, Heng Siok Tian, Eric Valles, and Werner Kho and many more.
The four poets will present and discuss original poems written in response to Lim Cheng Hoe’s Singapore River (1962). The panel is chaired by poet-in-residence Edwin Thumboo.
Admission is free for ticket-holders, with limited seating on a first come, first served basis.
This programme is held in conjunction with the exhibition Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore at National Gallery Singapore.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
WERNER KHO is currently reading Arts Management at LASALLE College of the Arts. His work has been featured in journals such as Softblow and QLRS and also in other anthologies such as In Transit and We Contain Multitudes: Twelve Years of Softblow. His first collection of poems, Afterimage, was published in 2018 by Math Paper Press.
EDWIN THUMBOO is Emeritus Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore. He received the Singapore Cultural Medallion in 1980, the ASEAN Cultural and Communication Award in Literature in 1987, the Raja Rao Award in 2002, and the Meritorious Service Medal Singapore in 2006.
HENG SIOK TIAN has published 5 personal collections of poetry, co-authored a book of short stories and an anthology of poems. She is an educator for 28 years although once serving as library programme officer and media services specialist in MOE Headquarters, and Principal Consultant (English) in a college.
ERIC TINSAY VALLES has published the poetry collections A World in Transit and After the Fall: dirges among ruins as well as co-edited Get Lucky: An Anthology of Singapore and Philippine Writings, Sg Poems 2015-2016 and Anima Methodi. He has won a Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing prize. He has been invited to read poetry or commentaries at Baylor and Oxford Universities as well as the Kistrech Festival.
Lim Cheng Hoe, Singapore River. 1962. Watercolour on paper. Collection of National Gallery Singapore.
Date: 6th April 2019
National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level 4 Gallery
1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957