Book a dinner with Sharlene Teo, the author of Ponti
Come 19 April, you'll finally be able to get your hands on a copy of Sharlene Teo's debut novel, Ponti. A work by the local author who made headlines in 2016 as the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers' Award, Ponti's a tale told through the perspectives of three women: Szu and Circe, who met in their youth; as well as Amisa, Szu's mother, a has-been actress. Set in Singapore in '70s, 2003 and 2020, the book navigates through friendship and adulthood in a coming-of-age story that features Ponti, a fictional '70s horror film series at the centre of it.
To celebrate Teo's debut, Sing Lit Station will present their first ever dinner with an author. Taking place on 10 May, you'll get to feast with like-minded bookworms and get personal with the author herself, who will do an intimate reading from Ponti. Due to be translated in eight languages, Ponti's a labour of love that Teo worked on while pursuing a Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia, where she received the Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship and David T.K. Wong Creative Writing award.
The evening's menu will be a surprise, but you can expect hearty, home-cooked dishes prepared by the Sing Lit team. Tea and wine will also be served, with each guest receiving an autographed copy of Ponti. Limited to just 10 spaces, book a seat at this exclusive dinner with one of Singapore's brightest literary sparks.
Celebrating Ponti: A dinner with Sharlene Teo takes place on 10 May, 7.30pm till late at 36 Blair Road.
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