Come meet the parent-child teams behind The Big Red Dot (Calvin and Dylan Soh) and Danger Dan series (Monica Lim and Lesley-Anne Tan) as they discuss the creative process behind their book collaborations in this panel moderated by Clara Chow. Find out how they got their children to fall in love with reading and writing!
This event is part of the series of activities for Read! Fest 2016.
Date: 2 July 2016 (Sat)
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Bishan Public Library, Programme Zone
Free admission for 1 seat; however, registration is required. You can register at library eKiosks or www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary.
About the speakers
Calvin Soh was an ex-regional CCO, now urban farmer, author, baker, father, entrepreneur, speaker, and chauffeur. To prepare his children for an exponential future, he co-wrote and illustrated The Big Red Dot, which is a story of creativity, resilience, adaptability and self-belief, with his son Dylan Soh.
Dylan Soh gave his first TEDx talk at 10 and his second at 12. He’s since given many more public talks. In the process of doing The Big Red Dot book, he’s learned how to decide an illustration style, pick paper stock, compare printer quotes, cold sell at weekend markets, understand customers, crowdsource support and to write his own presentations. These are the new skill sets for the exponential age.
Monica Lim is the author of the quintessentially Singaporean The Good, the Bad and the PSLE, and co-author of the Danger Dan children’s book series. She runs a corporate writing agency and writes a popular blog on education.
Lesley-Anne Tan is the co-author of the action-packed Danger Dan children’s book series. From a young age, she has had a passion for writing and a fascination with words. She loves literature lessons and topped her school’s Secondary 4 Level in Advanced Literature 2013. The first Danger Dan book was published in January 2014, when she was just 16.
About the moderator
Clara Chow is a writer. Her short stories have appeared in QLRS, Asia Literary Review, Cheat River Review and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. She is also co-editor of online literary journal WeAreAWebsite.com.
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