Thank you for being a part of the fourth edition of Night at the Library.
Check out the recorded sessions on National Reading Movement Facebook page and access the learning package HERE.
Partnering hyperlocal communities, this annual after-dark event, explores the collective belonging and self-image identities that we assume. Most of us live our lives in daylight but at night, stories and ruminations unfold.
Come along for blended experiential trails and explore through workshops and talks by writers, content creators, animators, photographers, forensic pathologists and astronomy clubs, unravelling the stories through the activities we engage in.
The Salaryman aspires to be more than his day job. Moderated by Charlene Shepherdson, join Benjamin Chee and Wayne Rée, co-creators of the prose-comic hybrid, Work-Life Balance: Malevolent Managers and Folkloric Freelancers, as they discuss suffocating work cultures, side hustles and the perennial balance between who you are and your company’s values.
Learn more about the book Work-Life Balance and get a sneak peek at the web browser game – [Internal Damnation: Pick Your Hell.](https://go.gov.sg/wlbgame) Through an interactive poll, join the audience as you collectively play as an intern at The Company. Try to impress your supervisors by fetching coffee, craft SEO-friendly social media posts and slog through other average office tasks.
Re-invent, DIY upskill and recalibrate work mindsets with curated reads too!
This programme is a collaboration with Difference Engine.
Erotic literature has existed for as long as our literary tradition, from Sappho, Catullus, Ovid, Shakespeare, to the modern day E. L. James. It is hard to fathom how words can even begin to describe the sensual pleasure of another person’s skin, but that is exactly what writers have been aspiring to contain within their words ever since humanity could put pen to paper.
Join Balli Kaur Jaswal, Kayce Teo and Marylyn Tan as they chart the course of romance novels, from the conventional paperback stashed on the bookshelf of a lonesome romantic to the online collective of speculative fan-fiction.
Throughout history, star patterns in the night sky are given names woven with mythical stories, in what we now know as constellations. Learn about the constellations that are visible in Singapore’s night sky and the myths behind them at The Omni-Theatre and glean into the stories of Perseus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia and Cepheus the King through a stargazing activity!
If the weather conditions are unsuitable for stargazing, participants will partake in a digital planetarium show in the Omni-Theatre instead.
This programme is a collaboration with the Science Centre Singapore and The Astronomical Society of Singapore (TASOS).
With the stresses of urban living in a ‘concrete jungle’, having greenery in our midst provides some respite. Join nature guide-writer, Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips, for a biophilia walk and connect with nature through words and imagery.
Participants will gain a deeper appreciation for eco-literacy and be immersed in readings of nature speculative fiction.
What tales lie beneath the skin of the deceased? When the body no longer has a voice to tell their story, the forensic pathologist steps in as interpreter. Deciphering the clues left behind, they piece the evidence to reconstruct the fatal narrative.
Moderated by prolific crime thriller author and content creator, Neil Humphreys, join Liz Porter, David Ranson and Dr Lee Chin Thye as they demystify the craft of forensic pathologists - their lives, experiences, and the grisly bits in between. Pundits will share their slice of life, from day-to-day operations, morgue duties, and autopsies to determine the cause, manner and mechanism of death.
Hosted by product director by day and content creator by night, Eugene Tay, listen to untold horror stories encountered by those working in the dead of the night - a content producer , a musician and an ex-convict . Learn about the trade taboos and urban myths that only people in the industry would know about.
This programme is a collaboration with Supernatural Confessions, Singapore’s largest active community of horror enthusiasts’, managed by Pilgrim Pte Ltd.
An Ode is a type of lyrical stanza. A formal, often ceremonious lyrical poem that addresses and often celebrates a person, place, thing, or idea.
Prolific poets Jennifer Anne Champion, Jedidiah Huang, Mok Zining and Low Kian Seh, celebrate Night at the Library with Ode to The Night, a writing workshop with poetry readings.
Does the night offer a space for inspiration and creativity? Is night-time different in Singapore from other countries? Who are some poets of the night who inspire us and why?
Together with poet-photographer Marc Nair, Aik Beng Chia and Daniel Tan, participants will learn about the photographers’ creation process to capture the emotions and tell a story through the image. Join this night street photography hands-on session where participants will spend time around the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct, to unlock the essential techniques and creative approaches to street photography after dark.
If the weather conditions are unsuitable for outdoor activities, the photo walk will be conducted within the building.
Updated 24 Nov 2022