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Social Gathering for All Write Teamsters

  • Nov 1, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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The Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) 2014 is from 31 Oct to 9 Nov!

The SWF events will be held in tents and adjoining premises along Bras Basah Road. Click here to keep abreast of developments > SWF 2014.

All Write Teamsters are encouraged to buy the SWF Festival Pass (normal price $20), which gives access to most of the ticketed events over the 10-day period. Check out the Early Bird, Senior Citizen, Student prices for this Pass. For more details, bookmark the SWF website and keep track of developments. 

The idea is to meet at the SWF between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm on Saturday, 1st November. Come any time during this period.

Teamsters cover as many events as possible that suit their interests. There is no need to go as a group but we will certainly meet one another and/or text to meet when we are on site. We could also do a simple lunch and have some coffee - there is a food court across the road. No formal agenda, we flow with the situation.

After 6.00 pm > do whatever suits you, or, go your way.

Later in the evening, at 6.30 pm, I plan to have dinner with some wine. You're welcome to join me for chats regarding our book projects - both the fiction and the forthcoming creative non-fiction. You don't need to join if you can't make it and do not fancy the venue.  

Updated 19 October - Dinner venue details

Venue: Restaurant SELA  (32, Seah Street. Tel. [masked])

Time: 6:30 PM

Limited to 10 pax - on a first come first - please post your comment below indicating your interest to join us and we'll reserve a seat for you. 

Reservations close on: Thursday 30 October, 12.00 noon. 

We might not be Dutch but we're going dutch :-)

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  • SRK

    Thanks for organising a lovely evening Eric (a.ka. the Rebel Alliance Commander). It was a lot of fun socialising with so many future Nobel Laureates / Booker Prize winners at one table :-) ! Thanks for uploading the photos as well Sally ! See you all in a couple of weeks !

    November 2, 2014

    • Christopher N.

      No credit lah! I really wished I could have stayed longer as the fun was just getting started when I left. Looking forward to the next social event! :)

      1 · November 9, 2014

    • Eric A.

      All the same, thank you, Chris. The next social - perhaps you and Sally can organise one for December - just a thought. Keep it simple - we meet some place for drinks and chats.

      2 · November 9, 2014

  • Sally

    Thank you Eric for the great evening. Sasi, be careful we might be the cannon fodder for the new rebel commander. Chris, a big thank you to you and your friend, Leonard, for the super venue. Fantastic service, great food, zinger drinks, warm and friendly host, creative leader, enthusiastic "struggling" writers, all the right ingredients for the night. Fun is the word.

    4 · November 2, 2014

    • Eric A.

      You took the words out of my mouth, Sally - well said :-)

      1 · November 2, 2014

    • Christopher N.

      Hey Sally! Sorry for my very delayed response. Have been busy playing catch up for my work. I'm glad you liked the venue, food, drinks and service :)

      1 · November 9, 2014

  • Sachin S.

    Bummer to have missed Michelle's launch yesterday ! Had experiments running beyond 6 ! How did that go ?

    November 7, 2014

  • Rebekah Y.

    I have a great time know you all- better than i expected. So friendly n unassuming. Hope today gived the spark to fuel me on in my writing attempt. Thanks Eric for yr great :enlightenment!

    November 1, 2014

    • Dexter b.

      Keep writing Rebekah, even if a line a day, keep a blog diary perhaps.

      2 · November 2, 2014

    • Eric A.

      That's great advice Dexter - and I strongly support it.

      November 2, 2014

  • Rebekah Y.

    Hi I will b abit late

    November 1, 2014

  • Eric A.

    On Saturday 1 Nov, I'll be at SAM @ 8Q, Moving Image Gallery for "Gone Case". This event is between 10.00 to 12.30 PM. If the event grabs and holds, I'll stay for the duration. If it turns out flaccid, I'll move over to Death by Keyboard, a panel discussion 11.30 to 12.30 PM at the National Museum, seminar room. Probably have a light lunch at the Kopi Tiam along Bras Basah or at SMU basement cafeteria - save my figure for dinner :-) After lunch, I'll move as the wind blows - there are quite a few interesting events. Will have to be a coin toss. And finally wind up at SELA at 6.30 PM.

    October 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Eric, if you don't mind some company for lunch do text me at[masked]!

      1 · November 1, 2014

    • Eric A.

      Nice to have met you, your friend and Sally over lunch :-)

      November 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Eric, Christopher and all,
    I just changed my RSVP because I can't make dinner after all. I'll be at 'the world before Singapore' from 10-11h, 'the story of my life' from[masked]h and then either Naomi Klein's 'beauty myth' lecture or 'Homeward bound' at the Nat Mus of SGP. Hope to see you along the way! Or some other time during the festival.
    Enjoy,
    Martina

    October 31, 2014

    • Sally

      Hello Mia, if you happen to end the day early, pop in and join the happy hours group. If not, we will somehow bound to meet somewhere. Glad to know you are joining our team.

      1 · October 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Sally. Let me see!

      1 · November 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi please reserve a seat for me for dinner :) Might bring one German but no Dutch!

    1 · October 20, 2014

    • Sally

      Hi Michelle, will probably bump into you during the SWF. If not then it will be on 6th Nov at Earshot. See you then.

      1 · November 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I'll be at the festival from 11am!

      November 1, 2014

  • evonnlyn

    So sorry Teamsters for pulling out at the 11th hour. My friend from Msia has decided to stay over another night tomorrow. So, I won't be able to join you all for dinner. Sigh, I was really looking forward to the catch up. Chris, my apologies! Thanks for all the arrangements.
    Eric, sorry about this cancellation. See you all the next time.
    Sincerely, Evonne

    November 1, 2014

    • Christopher N.

      Hi Evonnlyn. No worries, Hope to catch you around another time. Cheers!

      1 · November 1, 2014

    • Eric A.

      Thank you, Evonne, for the heads up. We'll catch up next time. Cheers :-)

      November 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm quite keen on the panel discussion Story of My Life at 11.30am at The Salon at the National Museum. If anyone wants to go too let me know and we can meet there. I'm gonna see how my jet lag is since I would've just got back from the US but if I can manage it, I'd love to join you for dinner Eric!

    October 11, 2014

    • Eric A.

      Thank you Roderick, for your kind words regarding all the help Sally has given The Write Team - you're right, she's been a great help to me (us).

      October 31, 2014

    • Sally

      Thank you Roderick for your well wishes. To be honest, Eric does most of the work, I just hang around and look busy. That's the assistant's job, ha,ha.

      1 · October 31, 2014

  • Eric A.

    During the weekdays, I'll be at: Monday - American Psycho 8.00 to 10.00 pm; Tuesday - Inside the Mind of Terrorism 7.30 to 8.30 pm; Wednesday - A Clockwork Orange 8.00 to 10.30 pm; Thursday - Rojak book launch 5.30 to 7.30 pm at the Earshot Cafe, The Arts House (to support Michelle :-) Friday - Quah Kim Song – Memoirs of a Footballer 7.00 to 8.00 pm (we grew up in the same kampong and studied in the same school - family friends); Saturday - The Secret In Their Eyes 6.30 to 9.30 pm (the rest of Saturday floating about). You can either meet me or send your hit man :-)

    October 31, 2014

  • Rebekah Y.

    Thanks Christopher for the confirmation. Looking forward to meet all of you.

    2 · October 29, 2014

  • Rebekah Y.

    Hi am I too late to join you guys for dinner? Jus got back frm oversea.

    October 28, 2014

    • Christopher N.

      Hi Rebekah! Sure, feel free to join us. It's over at Restaurant Sela, 32 Seah Street. We will be meeting at 6:30pm. See you!

      1 · October 29, 2014

  • mickey

    Unfortunately, I'm going to be out of the country. Will be back on Sunday so will be missing this session. Have fun guys!

    October 27, 2014

    • Eric A.

      No worries - catch up with you next time.

      October 27, 2014

  • Christopher N.

    One of my buddies just opened a modern European restaurant in Seah Street called Restaurant Sela. It's pretty near the festival venue (assuming they stick to the same venues as last year) so that's an option for us. Nice cozy place serving pretty good food at reasonable prices.

    Here's the website for the restaurant https://www.facebook.com/selarestaurant

    We can keep this as an option if we ever run out of ideas where to go for dinner :)

    August 28, 2014

    • Christopher N.

      Hi Sasi, no probs. Will get the chef to whip up something good for you :)

      1 · October 26, 2014

    • Christopher N.

      Hey Dexter, thanks for the update. Looking forward to connecting with you again! See you on Sat.

      1 · October 26, 2014

  • Wai Chii N.

    Hi Chris, Eric, count me in for dinner too!

    October 25, 2014

    • Eric A.

      That's great Wai Chii - that makes 7 reservations with 3 spots to go. Let's discuss your MS when we meet. Cheers.

      October 25, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Great to receive your RSVP, Dexter - see you there :-)

    October 23, 2014

    • Sally

      HI Dexter, this will be a re-union for us. If you can join us for dinner, that will even be better. See you at SWF.

      1 · October 23, 2014

  • evonnlyn

    Hi Chris, yeah, agree with Sally, ha ha! Count me in too!

    1 · October 19, 2014

    • Eric A.

      It'll be good to see you again, Evonne. That makes four - including Chris (I hope).

      October 19, 2014

  • Sally

    Hello Chris, Dinner at Restaurant SELA, please count me in. And I'm not going with any Dutch, just me.

    1 · October 19, 2014

    • Eric A.

      That's great, Sal - see you there!

      October 19, 2014

  • Eric A.

    SELA restaurant - dinner

    Hello Chris, thank you for taking care of reservations at SELA restaurant. Please put my name down for a seat. That makes 10 less one, leaving 9 spots.

    October 19, 2014

  • Eric A.

    And that makes 15, Mickey - see you there :-)

    October 8, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Thank you for all your RSVPs, Fiona - including the SSBP sessions :-)

    October 7, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Great that you can join us, Wai Chii - don't forget to buy your ticket before 19 Oct to get the discount :-)

    October 6, 2014

  • Roderick C.

    Hi everyone.

    If you get a single Festival Pass general ticket from now until 19 Oct, it's only $15 + $1 booking fee per ticket. (this is different from the 35% discount if you're senior citizens, students, or NSFs - unless you are). Different prices apply from 20 Oct.

    Go to this page and scroll down for details:
    https://www.singaporewritersfestival.com/nacswf/nacswf/ticketing-guide.html

    Thought you'd like to know :)

    2 · October 1, 2014

    • Sally

      Happy to know you'll be joining us. Will see you soon, Roderick.

      2 · October 2, 2014

    • Roderick C.

      Oh and for those who have recently arrived in Singapore...'NSF'­ means 'National Service Full-time'...so this won't apply to you either, heehee.

      October 3, 2014

  • Rebekah Y.

    Sorry i m new to this..do we have to pay for the social gathering? If so who do we pay to. Must we b there for the whole day?

    October 1, 2014

    • Eric A.

      Hello Rebekah - this Social is free of charge from The Write Team. However, you will have to purchase the SWF ticket direct from the SWF - see link above and the link that Teamster Roderick posted below. No, you don't have to be there for the whole day - as mentioned above - please do read the posting - you can join us any time between 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Further details already given above. Cheers!

      October 1, 2014

    • Sally

      Welcome to our Social Gathering. We can be there as a group, that'll be more fun. If you feel like buying coffee for us as "joiner's fee," we won't stop you, just kidding!!

      2 · October 2, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Hello Mia and Roderick - good of you join us. I think this year's SWF would be the best ever. See you guys there :-)

    October 1, 2014

  • Caitlyn

    Sorry I'm unable to make it for this meet as I've got a prior engagement.

    September 30, 2014

    • Eric A.

      No worries, Caitlyn - and thank you for dropping by :-)

      October 1, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Lovely to receive your RSVP, Victoria - see you there :-)

    September 27, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Welcome aboard, Sasi and Rebekah - see you there.

    September 21, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Good of you to join us Evonne - keep tabs for updates as we get closer to 1 Nov. Cheers :-)

    September 4, 2014

    • Sally

      Hello Evonne, hope to meet up soon on 1 Nov. Glad you'll join us. The more the merrier !!

      1 · September 4, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Thank you Wai-Leng for your RSVP. Good to have you join us. Cheers!

    July 14, 2014

    • Wai-Leng

      Thank you for organising Eric! Would love to get to meet fellow writers here! =)

      2 · July 16, 2014

  • Sally

    I like to imagine this year is next year and we are up there. Better to have a dream than no hope at all, LOL.

    July 14, 2014

    • Eric A.

      You'll be on stage next year - that's for sure :-)

      July 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be back for this one!

    July 11, 2014

    • Eric A.

      Thank you, Michelle and good to know. Cheers!

      July 11, 2014

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