The Ayam Curtain – SWF Launch

The Ayam Curtain – SWF Launch

The editors & contributors for The Ayam Curtain and Fish Eats Lion at the signing session at the Singapore Writers’ Festival, 4 Nov 2012. Sorry Xiang Hao, we caught you while you were meditating…

When we came up with the idea of assembling an anthology of Singaporean speculative fiction, the dream was always to have it launched at the Singapore Writers’ Festival. Yesterday, that dream came true for Joyce and I as our baby, The Ayam Curtain, made its debut with two other marvellous books from Math Paper Press (Balik Kampung and Fish Eats Lion). We talked a bit about the book, had some contributors read their stories, and then had a short signing session. I’d call it “brilliant” but that doesn’t quite cover how great it was.

I’ll write about it in more detail when I’ve had the time to unpack my feelings, but in the meantime, here are some photos from the event. Thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who came down to the launch – you were truly marvellous.

(pictures behind the cut!)

Joyce and I, the editors for The Ayam Curtain.
Gwyneth Teo reading an excerpt from her piece “Battery”. The title is pun-tacular. Buy the book and find out why.
Joyce reading her beautiful microfic, “Ark”.
Joelyn Alexandra reading her dystopian piece, “Unwanted Utopia I”.
Lucas Ho reading his microfic “KY USB”, one of my favourite pieces, precisely because I had wondered if it would get the book banned…
Tse Hao Guang reading his piece “Salt”, which he said was a response to the trend of poets in Singapore always having to write a Merlion poem.
Verena Tay reading from her anthology Balik Kampung.
Jason Lundberg and his readers for Fish Eats Lion (which I also have a story in!)
Group shot at the signing, of editors & contributors for The Ayam Curtain and Fish Eats Lion who managed to attend the launch. It was a good day!
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