How can Singapore literature play
How can Singapore literature play a part in encouraging inclusivity? Join author Eva Wong Nava and film director Raymond Tan—the creative minds behind Open: A Boy’s Wayang Journey—for a dialogue about representation, acceptance, and preserving our cultural histories. Open is a middle-grade novel based on the upcoming film The Wayang Kids, by Brainchild Pictures.
About Open: A Boy’s Wayang Journey
Open is a 10-year-old-boy with a curiosity for life and the things that happen around him. He is on the autism spectrum, loves to draw and is especially good at drawing monkeys. When his class is chosen to put up a Chinese Opera based on the Monkey King and the Journey to the West, Open must find it in himself to overcome his obstacles and boldly step on stage. A heartwarming story about friendship beyond barriers, Open is a gift calling to the largeness of our hearts.
Open is inspired by the movie The Wayang Kids by Brainchild Pictures which will be released on screens 8 March 2018.
About Eva Wong Nava
Eva Wong Nava lives between two worlds. She reads copiously and writes voraciously. She holds a degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Hull where Philip Larkin was once the University Librarian (and the reason why she chose to study there!); a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from University College London where the Institute of Education resides, and a certificate in Art Writing which she undertook to better understand what the craft entails. She holds a M.A. in Art History and has taught children and adults how they can use writing for communication and play. She is the founder of CarpeArte Journal, an online space, which publishes works of fiction. Eva’s flash fiction have appeared in various places and her writing on art have been published in international art journals.
About Brainchild Pictures
Brainchild Pictures is a story-based content creation company. They strive to create educational content that relates to Asian roots, and yet transcends cultural boundaries to reach out to audiences around the world. Their forte lies in producing quality family content that showcases Asia’s rich and colourful cultural diversity, at the same time touching hearts, inspiring minds and entertaining the world.
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm