I took a few snaps with my phone last week. They’re not great photography, but they give you a sense of the evenings.
First we had the Gale-Cengage reception, where both Susanne Clower and Pam Males won prizes in the Bingo game! (Sorry, Susanne, I only captured Pam’s big win.)
Click on the photo to go to the album….
Then on Thursday, we had the social evening with ALA (American Library Association) executives, at Susanne’s sister’s house in Woodlands. It was a wonderful evening of library talk — and the food (catered by Chutney Cafe) was delicious.
Below is Barbara Stripling, the current ALA President (centre), with Susanne Clower (UWCSEA Dover) and Ruth Soeding (GESS).
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We were especially thrilled to have one of our international school students attend the evening: Rabiah, who is in Grade 12 at UWCSEA Dover.
Rabiah attended the ALA Annual Conference in June as she is an avid YA blogger — she picked up over 80 ARC (Advanced Reader Copies) at the conference. See her blog, The Confessions of a Readaholic
, or follow her on Goodreads
, where she has over 5,000 books on her shelves.
We are interested in getting students who are YA lit fans (or avid readers in general) from all the international schools together, especially those who blog or are active on sites like Goodreads. A Saturday summit? The start of a student booklovers network here in Singapore? Rabiah is very keen — and as we only have her around until next June — this is the year to do it. If you are willing to get involved — or know of students at your school who would — please contact me or Susanne Clower.
— Katie Day