Theatre, Music, Literary Arts

Palooka Book Launch (Online)

Organised by: Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity
  • Date:
    26 Jun 2020
  • Time:
    8:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h 15min
  • Venue:
    Online (Zoom)
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  • Language:
    English

Synopsis:

The online book launch will feature live music, spoken word, an opportunity to meet the face behind Brango Publishing Solutions, a dramatic reading of excerpts from Palooka and a Q&A with the author, James Thoo and his wife, Alicia Yik. (Book Purchase: www.jamesthoo.com)

Dramatic readings by Jon Tan, Kimberley Kiew, Pravind Paul, Kamil Haque & Stephanie Bovis

Live Rap Performance by Mike Merchant

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Thoo is an award-winning screenwriter, author and playwright, whose career in the arts has occupied the better part of the past 15 years — apart from his stint as a professional boxer when he was 27. He was editor of the industry-leading film website, Joblo.com, and has been published in global media channels including The Huffington Post and the New York Times.

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YOU GOTTA FIGHT.

FOR YOUR RIGHT.

TO DADDY

Screenwriter James Thoo's memoir launches at a time when its central theme of fighting for the win is more relevant than ever.

PALOOKA: 12 Rounds To Fatherhood addresses the millennial man's desire to raise a family, dissecting the modern male identity through the lens of in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

His hilarious, raw and deeply personal account of the process — "one prolonged uppercut to the scrotum" — reveals the silent blows of infertility on the male psyche.

The book is must-have armour for men and women going through assisted reproduction treatments, IVF doctors trying to mentally prepare patients, and anyone yearning to be a parent.

UPCOMING EVENTS