april, 2017

21apr7:00 pm- 8:30 pmSpaces: People / Places — ReadingBooksActually7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 9 Yong Siak St, 168645

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by Verena Tay

☞ 21 April 2017, Friday
7 p.m. at BooksActually
(№ 9 Yong Siak Street
Singapore 168645)

Verena Tay’s second short story collection is a book that, once opened, you can’t put down. Each story within Spaces: People / Places explores the interior landscapes of the various protagonists and / or the exterior settings amidst which each protagonist functions.

From a man with a hair fetish to a younger sister fighting to accept her elder sister’s marriage, from a retiree downgrading from the terrace house where he raised his family to a fantastical history of a local neighbourhood, from a security guard’s relationship with a Filipino maid to an encounter with a building too avant-garde and high tech in design, from a taxi driver bumping into his ex-wife within his cab to an imagined retelling of the life and times of Mimi Wong (the first woman executed for murder after Singapore’s independence).

Playwright and Writer Verena Tay will also be discussing other solo works such as ‘Spectre’, ‘In The Company of Heroes’, ‘Victimology’ and ‘The Car and Other Plays’. The session will be moderated by Jon Gresham.


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Books Actually @ Yong Siak Street

9 Yong Siak St, 168645

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