Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Hey guys,

Some of you may have read in the papers about a book I wrote called "SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century", a non-fiction book of 15 gay lesbian and bisexual Singaporeans' coming out stories, published with real names and photographs - the first book to do this in the whole of Asia.

We've secured a time-slot this coming Saturday to promote the book at Borders: Books and Music at Wheelock Place in Orchard Road. We'll be having some readings and a panel. Books sell at $23 and all proceeds go to the Oogachaga Counseling and Support Centre. More info on the book is at

Come down if you'd like to meet some of these people (and grab a copy, if you want - they're flying off the shelves!) The timing we've got right now is:

Saturday, 2 September
2pm (until about 2:45)
Borders, near the DVD area

Ng Yi-Sheng

P.S. May I mention what mixed feelings you get when you write a bestseller and none of the money goes to you? And in fact you have to shell out money to buy your own copies because they were so unprofessional at the book launch that they sold out your comps???

You end up becoming very jealous of yourself. Here's my Sunday Times coverage nonetheless - 20 August, Lifestyle p22.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Book launch: SQ21 - Singapore Queers in the 21st Century!

(by Ng Yi-Sheng - i.e. it's my first book launch!)

What is it like for men and women to grow up here, to come out their families, to find love and work and meaning? What are their stories? For the first time in Singapore, the book "SQ21 - Singapore Queers in the 21st Century" answers these questions.

Fifteen men and women including a mother of two gay sons and a hearing impaired gay man share their stories, and their photos (yes photos - this is a real coming out book), showing their true faces and celebrating their against the odds of living full lives as gays and lesbians in Singapore. Written in a light, readable style, these inspirational stories will touch the hearts of everyone, young and old, single or in love, Singaporean and otherwise.

SQ21 is published by Oogachaga Counseling & Support and will be sold at a discounted price at the launch.

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2006
Time: 7:30 pm
Admission: Free
Venue: Mox bar and cafe, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #04-21

Sign interpreting available
More info at http:///