A Great Win For Sonny!
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A Great Win For Sonny!

Sonny Liew‘s graphic novel THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE wins the Singapore Literature Prize in the English fiction category. Congratulations, Sonny! On October 1, join How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean author Douglas Wolk, art historian Ying Sze Pek, cartoonist and satirist Colin Goh, and former DC comics editor Matt Humphreys … Continue reading »

SingLitFest 2016: A Panel Discussion on Sex and Race in Literature
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SingLitFest 2016: A Panel Discussion on Sex and Race in Literature

On September 28th, our opening event will discuss the depiction of sex and race in literature. Expect fireworks from Alfian Sa’at, Ovidia Yu, Naomi Jackson, and Jason Koo.  Read More: http://www.straight.com/blogra/734891/where-sexual-racism-against-asian-straight-men-comes   Continue reading »

Second Saturdays Reading Series – Dec 2015
Second Saturdays Reading Series

Second Saturdays Reading Series – Dec 2015

Text by Jee Leong Koh   Second Saturdays held its festive gathering in Guy and Jee’s apartment on the Upper West Side. The company was as warm as the day itself, as friends and lovers mingled over convivial talk and delicious food. We welcomed several people new to this monthly event to celebrate Singaporean and … Continue reading »

Second Saturdays Reading Series – Nov 2015
Second Saturdays Reading Series

Second Saturdays Reading Series – Nov 2015

Text and photos by Paul Rozario-Falcone   Second Saturdays last month was its usual food-laden, word-filled, love fest. The open mic portion of the afternoon saw writers Lourdes Bernard, Kimberley Lim, and Jee Leong Koh take to the floor to read their original works. Lourdes read two poems “Purple Crown” and “This Fall Day”; Kimberley … Continue reading »

Second Saturday Reading Series – 13 June 2015
Second Saturdays Reading Series

Second Saturday Reading Series – 13 June 2015

Text by Jee Leong Koh and Photographs by Yun-chun Chua Hosted by Paul and Al in their beautiful Carroll Gardens home, the last Second Saturdays reading before summer hiatus featured Brooklyn-based writer Patricia Park. Her debut novel Re Jane is described by Publishers Weekly as “a cheeky, clever homage to Jane Eyre with touching meditations … Continue reading »

Second Saturdays Reading Series – May 2015
Second Saturdays Reading Series

Second Saturdays Reading Series – May 2015

Text by Jee Leong Koh and Photos by Paul Rozario-Falcone and Philip M. Perry   For the first time ever, Second Saturdays was held in the historic neighborhood of the Village. Last weekend, our host Janice Tan opened her home on Jane Street and welcomed over 25 of us. The usual convivial atmosphere was enhanced … Continue reading »

Second Saturdays Reading Series – March 2015
Second Saturdays Reading Series

Second Saturdays Reading Series – March 2015

Words by Jee Leong Koh, and images by Paul Rozario-Falcone, with film stills from Kirsten Tan As promised, Second Saturdays expanded its feature offerings beyond literature to include the other arts. The March edition of the monthly series, hosted by Melissa Wansin Wong and Alphonse Hrdel in their beautiful Williamsburg apartment, featured a private screening … Continue reading »

Second Saturdays Celebrates First Birthday
Second Saturdays Reading Series

Second Saturdays Celebrates First Birthday

Words by Jee Leong Koh, and images by Deedle Tomlinson and Paul Rozario-Falcone   On February 7, the Second Saturdays Reading Series celebrated its first year in the Brooklyn home of Paul and Al Rozario-Falcone’s. We were very honored that the wonderful novelist Monique Truong, author of The Book of Salt and Bitter in the Mouth, read as … Continue reading »

Second Saturdays Reading Series – Jan 2015
Second Saturdays Reading Series

Second Saturdays Reading Series – Jan 2015

Colin Goh and Yen Yen Woo hosted the January reading at their Yumcha Yoga Studio in Flushing. Despite the cold and train interruptions, a good crowd of us gathered to celebrate the New York launch of the poetry anthology A Luxury We Cannot Afford, edited by Christine Chia and Joshua Ip. After Christine read from … Continue reading »

Second Saturdays Reading Series – Dec 2014
Second Saturdays Reading Series

Second Saturdays Reading Series – Dec 2014

The December edition was hosted by Paul and Al Rozario-Falcone in their Carroll Gardens home. Martha Cooley, the author of the novel The Archivist, was the feature. Before she read, there was an opening reading of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Chua Yun Chun, who attended the reading series for the first time, enthused on Facebook … Continue reading »