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My Journey as a Reader and Writer | SG Author Series: Constance Singam

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Constance Singam and Pooja Nansi have a dialogue on books and writing!

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Join us in this light-hearted dialogue as Constance Singam speaks to Pooja Nansi on the importance and pleasures of reading and writing. Find out about her childhood favourites, authors and books that made an impact on her, how she first got into writing, and what being a reader and writer means to her at this stage of her life. Constance will also share about her latest title, a children's book that she wrote and illustrated called The Birds in the Bamboo Tree.

About the Author

Constance Singam is an author and civil society activist. Her career path took her into journalism and teaching. She took a degree in English Literature in her 40s, and a Master's degree in her 60's. In the last 35 years, Constance has led women's organisations, co-founded civil society groups, been a columnist in several national publications, contributed to and co-edited several books. These works include Building Social Space in Singapore, Singapore Women Re-Presented and her memoir Where I Was: A Memoir from the Margins, Never Leave Home Without Your Chili Sauce, The Art of Advocacy in Singapore, and The Birds in the Bamboo Tree. 

She blogs at http://connie.sg.  

About the Moderator

Pooja Nansi is the author of three collections of poetry. Her key performance work includes her one-woman show, You Are Here which explores issues of migration through personal family histories. She also wrote and performed Thick Beats for Good Girls with Checkpoint Theatre which opened in April 2018 and explored the intersections between feminism, identity and Hip Hop.She was a recipient of the Young Artist Award in 2016. She is the current festival director of the Singapore Writers Festival. 

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