Yesterday, We Rose Up Slowly arrived at Books Actually together with another nine titles from Math Paper Press. We took Sophia to see the team unpack 10,000 books (she snoozed the whole time), bumped into Cyril Wong and distracted Renee, Kenny & Ange long enough to get a group photo.
Today is BooksActually’s 24 hour Bookstore Event. Head on down to the bookstore at 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru to hear:
- 7PM: Nine Cuts by Audrey Chin, Launch & Reading
- 8PM: Balik Kampung edited by Verena Tay, Reading, featuring Dora Tan, Rosemarie Somaiah, Secretmanta Ray, and Verena Tay
- 9PM: We Rose Up Slowly by Jon Gresham, Launch & Reading
- 10PM: The Lover's Inventory by Cyril Wong, Launch & Reading
- 11PM: From the Belly of the Cat edited by Stephanie Ye, Reading, featuring Jon Gresham, JY Yang, Joshua Ip, and Stephanie Ye
- 12AM: Introducing THE SIXES under the mentorship of the Manuscript Bootcamp. Works are in progress but the poets are reading works that will be published later this year & next. Featuring Jennifer Ann Champion, Amanda Chong, Samuel Lee, David Wong, Daryl Lim (absent), and Hao Guang (absent).
- 1AM: Poems After Midnight with Pooja Nansi
There will be cider and satay, and hijinks with cats.