A Page From Hedwig Anuar's Book

Conversations  |  Literary Pioneer, General  |  English  |  1 hr

8 Nov Mon, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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How many ways can we get to know Hedwig Anuar, the first Singaporean director of the National Library? We speak to a librarian, a consultant from the National Archives of Singapore, and those who have continued her legacy at the Singapore Book Council. Through their eyes, get a more intimate look into the woman we've come to know as the First Lady of Books.

This programme includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.


Constance Singam is a writer and civil society activist. Constance has led women’s organisations, co-founded civil society groups, been a columnist in national publications, and co-edited several books. Her nonfiction works include Re-Presenting Singapore Women (2004) and The Art of Advocacy in Singapore (2017). She has written two memoirs including Never Leave Town Without Chilli Sauce (2016), and three children’s books including Porter the Adventurous Otter (2021). She was inducted in the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame in 2015.