Monday, January 16, 2012

Author Talk: Kim Cheng Boey at Hurstville City Library

Award winning author and poet Kim Cheng Boey will be Hurstville Library's first guest author for 2012 and will share his ideas of home and belonging, and the predicament facing a migrant writer. He will read from his poetry and his recent book Between Stations. Kim Cheng is the author of four collections of poems Somewhere-Bound (1989), Another Place(1992), Days of No Name(1996), After the Fire(2006) and a collection of personal essays entitled Between Stations. These essays focus on his experiences travelling and working in China, India, Egypt and Morocco and transport the reader to particular places and states of mind. Kim Cheng emigrated from Singapore in 1997 and is now an Australian citizen teaching creative writing at the University of Newcastle.

Hurstville City Library
Friday 3 February, 2012
Free event. Bookings 9330 6142

His nostalgia for his childhood home and memories of his father travel with him as he visits places of difference, but there are vivid reminders of pathways previously trodden. His return to Singapore seeks to remind the reader of the, at times, distressing and disturbing effects of change on the itinerant traveller, who upon returning to his home country, finds it vastly different to the traditional memories he has carried with him on his travels. Part of a review for Between Stations on

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