Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop

Growing Between the Lines: Sketching and Writing Nature

Organised by: National Library, Singapore
Performed by: Associate Professor Tan Chee Lay
  • Date:
    6 Jul 2019
  • Time:
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    National Library Building, Level 5, Possibility Room
    National Library Building, Level 5, Possibility RoomNational Library Building, Level 5, Possibility Room
  • Language:
    English and Chinese


Join award-winning writer and artist Associate Professor Tan Chee Lay as he shares the art of sketching based on paintings of nature on display in the library, and how to derive inspiration from the sketches to create poetic lines. Participants are free to simply enjoy his sharing or take part in the creative processes of sketching and/or writing.

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This programme will be conducted in English and Chinese.

About the Speaker
Writer-artist Tan Chee Lay is an associate professor at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The National Library's 2019 George Lyndon Hicks Fellow, Tan is currently researching the development and characteristics of creative works produced by Singapore's Chinese literati. He is a recipient of the Young Artist Award (2004), Singapore Youth Award (2006) and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award (2016). He has published over 20 creative writing and academic books, as well as children's picture books, short story collections, letters and poetry including Landmark Poetics of the Lion City (2017), which clinched him the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize.

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