World Lit featuring Su Tong: Screening of Raise The Red Lantern 《大红灯笼高高挂》

Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Gong Li, Ma Jingwu, He Saifei
1991 | 125 min | China, Hong Kong, Taiwan | Rating: PG

After her father’s death, 19-year-old Songlian (Gong Li) is forced to marry the lord of a powerful family. 50-year-old Chen has already three wives, each of them living in separate houses within the great compound. The competition between the wives is tough, as their master’s attention carries power, status and privilege. Each night Chen must decide with which wife to spend the night and a red lantern is lit in front of the house of his choice. As each wife schemes and plots to make sure it’s hers, things get out of hand.

Based on the novella Wives and Concubines by Su Tong.

This month's edition of World Lit will feature Su Tong on 10 Dec. Free with registration here.

 

《大红灯笼高高挂》

导演: 张艺谋

主演: 巩俐 / 马精武 / 何赛飞

1991 | 125 分钟| 中国大/ 香港 / 台湾| PG

  大学刚读半年的颂莲(巩俐)被逼迫嫁进陈家大院,成了老爷的第四房姨太。陈府有老规矩,姨太太们傍晚时分要站在自已的屋子前,等待下人送来的意味被老爷“临幸”的大红灯笼。

     起初因为“新人”身份,颂莲得到老爷最多宠幸,但也因此被其它三位姨太太挤兑得叫苦不迭。几房姨太太争风吃醋,最终引发一系列的悲剧。

改编自苏童小说《妻妾成群》。

 为配合12月10日的苏童讲座《我的写作:给陌生人写信》,旧国会大厦艺术之家特举办是次播映会。

Event venue: Screening Room
Registration Link: http://wl-raisetheredlantern.eventbrite.sg
Event price: Free With Registration
Event start date: 2014-12-08 03:00
Event end date: 2014-12-08 03:00
Custom Event Date(s): 8 Dec 2014
Custom Event Time(s): 7.30pm
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World Lit: Don George

Don George wrote the book on travel writing, literally. His book, Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing, is the best-selling travel writing guide in the world. Let travel writer Don George get under your skin in our August edition of World Lit, as he talks about travel writing, editing and falling in the love with world through travelling. 

This edition of World Lit is held in conjunction with the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Event price: Free With Registration
Event start date: 2014-08-26 19:00
Event end date: 2014-08-26 19:00
Custom Event Date(s): 26 Aug 2014
Custom Event Time(s): 7.30pm
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About Don George

Don is Editor at Large and Columnist for National Geographic Traveler and editor of BBC’s Narrative Travel website. He’s been Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, founder and editor of Salon.com’s Wanderlust travel site, and Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet. Don is the co-founder and chairman of the renowned Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference. He speaks and teaches regularly at conferences and on campuses around the world, and is frequently interviewed on TV, radio and the web as a travel expert. He has visited 90 countries, and has published hundreds of articles in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide. He has edited nine award-winning literary travel anthologies, and he is currently compiling an anthology of his own best travel stories, to be published next year. 

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World Lit Featuring John Connolly

Join author John Connolly in our World Lit lecture, as he discuss issues such as getting started with your book, plot, characterization, overcoming problems with your writing, and approaching publishers and agents. Although he will use examples from crime fiction, his approach can be applied readily to any genre. 

Event venue: Living Room
Event price: Free
Event start date: 2014-05-16 19:00
Event end date: 2014-05-16 19:00
Custom Event Date(s): 16 May 2014
Custom Event Time(s): 7.30pm
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About John Connolly
John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968.  His debut - Every Dead Thing - swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers, and all his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers.  Books To Die For, which he co-edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Non-fiction and nominated for the Anthony Award as well as the Macavity Award.  He is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award.  He keeps a website at www.johnconnollybooks.com and can be found on Facebook www.facebook.com/johnconnollybooks and www.twitter.com/jconnollybooks.

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World Lit Featuring Ying Chang Compestine

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A national authority on Asian culture and cuisine, award-winning author, and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine, Ying Chang Compestine is the versatile and prolific author of 20 books including five cookbooks.

Frequently sought after by the media, Ying has been featured on numerous national television programs, and is regularly profiled in prestigious news media, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Huffington Post.

Named one of "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" by the Author's Show, Ying has contributed to Cooking Light, EatingWell, Self, Men's Health, Christian Science Monitor, and many other prestigious national publications.

Ying's keen interest in cuisine has led to her weaving food into all of her writing--cookbooks, novels, and picture books for young readers. Her highly acclaimed novel about her life growing up in China during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party, has received over 33 national awards, and it is chosen as required reading by schools around the world. It was also selected for the One Book/One County reading program in Santa Clara California.

This session will be moderated by Dr Myra Bacsal a lecturer at the National Institute of Education and founder of the website gatheringbooks.org.

This edition of World Lit is co-presented with the National Book Development Council of Singapore.

Event venue: Blue Room
Event price: Free
Event start date: 2014-07-09 19:00
Event end date: 2014-07-09 19:00
Custom Event Date(s): 9 Jul 2014
Custom Event Time(s): 7pm
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About Ying Chang Compestine
Ying Chang Compestine grew up in China and now lives in California with her husband and son. She is the author of the young adult novel Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party, the young adult story collection A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts, as well as several picture books for children and cookbooks for adults.

About Dr Myra Bacsal
Dr Myra Bacsal is an Assistant Professor with the Early Childhood and Special Needs Academic Group (ECSE).  She is also the founder of a website on children’s literature and young adult fiction www.gatheringbooks.org

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A Tapestry of Tales

The inaugural Young Storytellers Mentorship Project by The Storytelling Centre Limited presents nine youths sharing their passion and talents for storytelling.

For the first time, a special platform features emerging young storytellers to highlight the importance of nurturing future artists to ensure sustainability of the art of storytelling. Come listen to A Tapestry of Tales and support our young talents on their artistic journey:

  • Aswani Aswath
  • Euginia Tan
  • Farah Nurhazlinda Husni
  • Gauraangi Chopra
  • Jason Yee Tsai Sern
  • Jurveen Kaur Randhawa
  • Lim Wen Shi Phoebe
  • Suchithra Raman
  • Suharti Suhaimi

In support of Youth Arts Participation

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Event venue: Play Den
Buy Link: http://storyfest2017-ysmp.peatix.com/
Event price: $10 (Concession), $15 (Standard)
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Event start date: 2017-06-02 20:00
Event end date: 2017-06-02 22:00
Custom Event Date(s): 2 JUN 2017, FRI
Custom Event Time(s): 8PM
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*Suitable for adult audiences 15 years and above

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