Invitation to 18 Aug Book Launch & 28 Aug Screening

Dear members,

Two Singapore Press Club Young Media Professionals Chapter members, Lee Jian Xie and Jeremy Boo, wish to extend the following invitation to fellow Club members.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP here: If anyone has questions, email Jeremy at

Best wishes,
Lau Joon-Nie
VP, Singapore Press Club
Convenor, Young Media Professionals Chapter


You are invited to the Book Launch of Grandmother’s Garden and other stories on Saturday 18 August 2012, 3.15pm to 5:00pm at the Chamber of The Arts House at The Old Parliament. There will be a pre-launch screening of the Before We Forget documentary at 2.00pm. The book will be on sale at special launch prices.

Saturday, 18 August 2012, 3.15pm – 5.00pm


The Chamber of The Arts House at The Old Parliament
1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429


1.50 pm Guests to be seated
2.00 pm Pre-launch screening of documentary
3.00 pm Intermission
3.15 pm All guests to be seated
3.30 pm Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Ms Denise Phua, MP
3.35 pm Guest-of-Honour address
3:50 pm Readings by selected contributors
4.30 pm Questions
4.45 pm Tea reception and book sale


Are we the same when memories fade?

How do we love someone we no longer know? Most of us are at a loss when we realise a person we love has dementia. And unlike many things, it becomes more difficult with time. Dementia slowly withers the memories, thoughts, and abilities of our loved ones, turning them into strangers. Dementia does not discriminate. Doctors have no cure.

Grandmother’s Garden and other stories brings together the stories of more than 30 people, including writers Mr Wang Says So, and Mr Miyagi, filmmaker Boo Junfeng, and photojournalist Bob Lee. The poetry, prose, photographs, artwork, and illustrations in this book speak of exhaustion, guilt, acceptance, strength, love, and courage.

Grandmother’s Garden and other stories is published by Hachisu, and distributed by Select Books. The printing of the book is sponsored by Lundbeck Singapore. Proceeds go to a dementia-related cause.

LATEST: Screening & Book Forum – Tue 28 August at Golden Village VivoCity Hall 2

7.00 pm Guests to be seated
7.15 pm Screening of documentary
8.15 pm Speech by Dr Philip Yap, Clinical Director, Geriatric Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
8.25 pm Readings by selected contributors
8.45 pm Questions
9.00 pm Book sale

Please register for the book launch by 15 August, and the screening by 18 August. This form is for the registration for one seat only. You are welcome to forward this link to your friends:

Hope to see you at the launch!

With regards,
Xian Jie

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