We were lucky to have Eileen come and give a 2 hour workshop to our senior English Extension students. Eileen’s poetry anthology, Burning Rice, is an HSC English Extension 1 text and Alix Johnson organised Eileen’s to visit us!
Eileen’s talk was exceptionally engaging and students were able to learn about her process of crafting her poetry and about her life experiences that are the catalyst for her work. It was captivating to hear about her life and heritage in Singapore and how that has shaped her poetry.
Eileen was funny, warm, entertaining and full of interesting stories and information. We thank her for making the effort!