Common Life is more than just a collaboration between an artist and a poet: it expresses the spirit of our nation—of the common people, places and experiences we share—that connects us more closely than we think. Embracing the overlooked scenes in void decks, streets, food courts and tucked-away little shops, Chee Lick and Tzu Pheng demonstrate how art is embedded in ordinary events and objects, waiting to be discovered.
Join us for a conversation with Chee Lick, Tzu Pheng, and publisher Fong Hoe Fang on how the everyday mundane may hold something beautiful, exciting and memorable.
Ho Chee Lick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chinese Studies at the National University of Singapore. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Kansas, USA. Being a person of many talents, Ho is also an artist, a bilingual poet and translator, a newspaper columnist, and a musician.
Anne Lee Tzu Pheng has received numerous awards for her poetry, including the Singapore Cultural Medallion (1985); SEA Write Award (1987); Gabriela Mistral Award from the Republic of Chile (1995); Montblanc-NUS Centre for the Arts Literary Award (1996); and the NBDCS Award for English Poetry (three times). Some of her poems have been set to music. She published three new books in 2012 and another two in 2014, including Soul’s Festival, a compilation of her first four collections which had been out of print.
VENUE: NLB (The Pod)
ADDRESS: 100 Victoria Street, #14-01, Singapore 188064
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook
DATE AND TIME
11 Aug 2018, 7pm–9pm