Travel back in time to 1960s Chinatown and embark on an adventure with little Wei, the protagonist of architect and author Francis Wong Hooe Wai’s (虎威) heartwarming new picture book. Discover and explore various historic religious monuments around Singapore – such as the Thian Hock Keng temple and the Jamae Mosque – as Wei pursues his naughty teddy bear through the pages. This fun-filled session, organised in partnership with Lingzi Media, will also include drawing sessions, the singing of nursery rhymes, and a game of “Spot the Building, Find the Teddy Bear”.
Suitable for children aged 6 to 12. Each child may be accompanied by 1 parent.
The session on Sat, 10 Mar will be held in Mandarin.
The session on Sun, 11 Mar will be held in English.
This programme is part of Textures – a weekend with words.
Textures celebrates the power and beauty of words. It invites audiences to experience and appreciate how words give us the ability to express ourselves as well as give meaning to our lives and the world. With its profound ability to connect and unite, words breathe life into the vast breadth of human thought and feeling, whether spoken or written.
In this weekend of words, we also celebrate Singapore literature and the people who have contributed to it. From mastering the craft to those building a community of writers and readers, they are all part of weaving and strengthening the fabric of our literary landscape.
About the author 作者简介
Local architect-cum-author Francis Wong Hooe Wai is a columnist of Lianhe Zaobao and an author-in-residence teaching Chinese creative writing in junior colleges and secondary schools. Since diversifying into writing and illustrating children’s picture books, he has been frequently invited to conduct story-telling sessions in primary schools. Francis holds a BA(Honours) degree in architecture from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in conservation studies from York University. His many publications include the picture books Grandpa’s Little Room and Go Trishaw Go.
虎威原名黄虚怀 ，本地建筑师兼作家。除为《联合早报》写专栏，也在驻校作家计划下指导初院与中学生写作；并常受邀为小学生讲故事。 虎威毕业于英国剑桥大学建筑系。其著作包括多部散文集和绘本《外公的小房间》、《三轮车跑得快》。