"Burning Rice": A Conversation with Elieen Chong

"Burning Rice": A Conversation with Elieen Chong

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

'Burning Rice': A Conversation with Elieen Chong

Literature students and teachers got an opportunity to listen to our guest speaker, Eileen Chong read from her first Poetry collection, Burning Rice as well as her forthcoming book during the Teachers and Writers Series Seminar on 13th August. In 2012, Burning Rice was highly commended for the Anne Elder Award for a 1st collection of poetry published in Australia. In June 2013, it was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry.

More on Eileen Chong

Elieen Chong was born in Singapore and grew up speaking Engligh, Mandarin and Hokkien. She studided English Language and Literature at the National Institute of Education in Singapore and taught for 3 years in Singapore before moving to Sydney in 2007. She has a Master of Letters from the University of Sydney and is pursuing a Doctorade in Creative Arts at the University of Western Sydney. Her next poerty collection will be published by Pitt Street Poetry in 2014.

Teachers and Writers' Series

The Teachers and Writers Series is organized by the LIterature Division of the ENglish Language and Literature Academic Group at NIE. This series aims to provide both Literature students and teachers the opportunities to meet with writers, poets, dramatists, film-makers and other cultural producers to discuss specific texts, aspects of the artistic process, and teaching possibilities.