Sunday, September 19, 2010

'Love and Lust in Singapore' launched

The steamy short stories anthology 'Love and Lust in Singapore' was launched yesterday @Earshot Cafe at the Arts House. Out of the three editors, Joseph Hoye could not attend. Caz Goodwin flew down from Australia for the event. So, Caz and Femke Tewari launched the book. More than fifty supporters of the project showed up.

In their intro, the editors said they were extremely happy with the project and the way it turned out from an idea to a book. The proceeds from the sale of the book will go to a local charity.

Dawn Farnham (with Marc Checkley) and Jacyntha England read parts of their stories to great applause.

Not all contributors to the anthology were in town. Damanyanti Ghosh came down from Malaysia. Apart from Dawn and Jacyntha, other writers who participated in the book launch were: Mary Byrns, Linda Collins, Marc Checkley, and myself. Writers were signing autographs on each other's copy of the book--and I found it to be the funniest part of the evening. I am not saying this in a snarky way, seriously.

Next up is a live event--Love and Lust Live!--on September 30, 7.30pm, Substation Theatre. The event will feature live performances by Koh Chieng Mun, Felix Cheong, Marc Checkley and others. This is a ticketed event ($20) which includes a selection of tapas, wine and drinks. Please RSVP io.creative@gmail.com if you are keen to attend.

11 comments:

Mirza said...

Zafar, you are looking different - more creative, smarter and happier. I loved that and wish you great and best.

Zafar Anjum said...

Thanks Mirza Bhai):

nazia said...

Hello Zafar Mian,
Congrats for the new addition. The very title sounds so naughty!

Keep writing and keep evolving. Wishes,
nazia.

EssEnZee said...

Congratulations!
Sounds interesting ;)
When can I have my copy?

-Shabbeer

Rajeev said...

Zaf, your lust for love is endless.... great, keep it up. RJ

Rajeev said...

Zaf, your lust for love is endless.... great, keep it up. RJ

Rajeev said...

Zaf, your lust for love is endless.... great, keep it up. RJ

Damyanti said...

Thanks for the post Zafar, I have linked to it in my blog, and it saved me blogging about it!

Zafar Anjum said...

Thanks Damyanti. But we will miss your take on the event):

Zafar Anjum said...

Thanks Rajiv dear. The lust for life continues...

Zafar Anjum said...

Shabbir...Miyan, this is a bit of adult stuff, so better stay away.