Monday, February 24, 2014

Lesley-Anne's debut as a public speaker

Lesley-Anne has just started lessons for JC1 and already, her schedule is crazy packed. She finishes late most days and on top of that, has to fit in CCA, ballet classes, school talks for Danger Dan, meetings with Epigram Books, media interviews and photo shoots. Phew! And it's gonna get worse when homework and exams are in full swing. It's like trying to juggle full-time studies with a full-time job.

On the plus side, she seems to be enjoying school tremendously so far. She's in a fun class with many lovely people and she loves her subjects. Still early days yet but a good start nonetheless!

On Saturday, she gave her first speaking engagement at the All In! Young Writers Media Festival, held at the Arts House. Her session, Young and Published! was held in the historic Chamber, where parliament sessions used to be held.

She was part of a panel with two other young writers, Munirah Jaafar and Gabby Tye (seen here with the moderator, Jamie Nonis).

Despite this being her first public talk, Lesley-Anne spoke confidently and clearly. This is no mean feat as I know how nerve-wrecking these sessions can be for introverts. After the talk, a few guests came up and told her that she spoke very well.

I'm one proud mama!
Signing autographs after the session.

Danger Dan for sale at the foyer.

If you missed the session and would like to catch Lesley-Anne in action, she'll be speaking again at the Arts House on Wed 5 March under the New Word Order series. By then, you'll also be able to buy Book 2 of Danger Dan! More news on that later.

Meanwhile, there was a mention of the Danger Dan books in the Sunday Times yesterday. (I won't reproduce the article here to avoid copyright infringement).

And here's a wonderful feature of Lesley-Anne and me on the Mums@Work Singapore blog! Among other things, I talked about how we wrote Danger Dan.

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Anonymous said...

Wow! What an interesting milestone for LA as a young writer. *thumbs up* Wish her all the best in her writing and speaking career.... I need time to catch up on your blog entries from here onwards later when I am back from dinner....I have missed so much!


monlim said...

QX: Thanks so much for your kind wishes and welcome back!!

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