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Singapore Writers Festival 2019:Festival Debate - This House Believes That Men Are Ruining Feminism
Singapore Writers Festival 2019:Festival Debate - This House Believes That Men Are Ruining Feminism
ADDO's Masterworks Concert
Storytelling - Preservation of Sites & Monuments
Artist-in-School (English Department)
Singapore Writers Festival - Workshop Leader & Panellist
AFCC - Presenter & Moderator
Project Infinitude links with GoSpace in Alice Springs
Words Go Round Teachers Workshop
MPA's Sea Dreams: Musical Storytellng Performance at VivoCity
Sayang Singapura
National Gallery
Words Go Round School Session
National Museum - Singapore Heritage Festival
OH Cards Workshop
Hyderabad Literary Festival
Singapore River Festival
ELIS conference in celebration of 50 years of English in Singapore schools - photograph courtesy ELIS
Never Mind Girl meets Wolf Khan from the DMZ
Pustaka Bookaroo Kuching
Adult Volunteers Workshop at the National Museum
The Third International Storytellers Festival in Thailand - picture courtesy Uncle Fat Chen Ming Hsiang
Little Lit! Singapore Writers Festival
Launch of International Day of Older Persons - picture courtesy National Council of Social Service
Teachers Workshop
National Education Storytelling Workshop for Teachers
UNCRC Storytelling - Children's Season at the National Museum of Singapore
NLB-NAC's Craft & Stories at Jurong Regional Library in collaboratgion with Merry Motion
Turning Oral Tales Into Written Wonders
UNCRC Public Storytelling Sessions

Current events

Asian Civilisations Museum
Family Fun
Better Together - Children's Season 2020

Rosemarie presented her case at AWAREFEST
The Great Debate: Is Love or Rage a Better Fuel for Justice?
Wed, 25 Nov | 8PM - 10PM
Verdict : Rage won!!

Story Time with Rosemarie Somaiah
Join Aunty Rose as she takes you on a journey to India with stories of the clever and witty Tenali Raman.
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Speak Good English Movement - Home | Facebook
Stories: Let's Connect!
Episode 6: In this episode of Stories, Rosemarie Somaiah reads her short story "The Never Mind Girl"
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Speak Good English Movement - Home | Facebook
Stories: Let's Connect!
Episode 13: Fried Eggs (Written by Suchen Christine Lim, read by Rosemarie Somaiah)
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The 3rd KOREA International Storytelling Festival
Stories: A Voyage of Hope!
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The Never Mind Girl and Other Stories
An independent book review
AFCC blog book review
Kitaab book review 2017
Purchase online with Ethos Books here
Recommended for Primary/Lower Secondary students. The book is available at
Kinokuniya, Select Books, Books Actually and Grassroots Book Room.

The Storytelling Song by RS & Friends

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Past events

MOE School Cluster Teachers Workshop
READ! Singapore
Storytelling as a Teaching Strategy - MOE Staff Training Branch
Story Voyages at School Assembly
Asia Pacific Business Narrative Conference
Spotlight Singapore at Johannesberg South Africa
UNCRC Outreach Programme - Stories from MJ's Classroom
Telling Tales on the MRT Trains. (picture courtesy SMRT Corporation)
Singapore International Storytelling Festival
The Esplanade - Octoburst
Never Mind Girl book launch - Singapore Writers Festival
Bookaroo Festival of Children's Literature

Check these LINKS

The Straits Times Why Music Matters: Episode 6 - June 2020

The Straits Times Why Music Matters: Episode 5 - May 2020

Singapore Writers Festival 2019 Debate

Project Infinitude

Sea Dreams - Apr 23 & 24, 2017

Words Go Round 2017 Programme Link
WGR 2017 Facebook post

Penang International Kids Storytelling Festival 2016

The Select Club Book of the Month July 2016

Ethos After Words - Writing for Children: Perils & Pitfalls

Hyderabad Literary Festival 2016 newspaper report

Sayang Singapura <Origins> at the Arts House. An SG50 event

VIEW the KITAAB (Sep 2015) interview with Rosemarie

30 years of Society of Reading & Literacy: 6 FREE Storytelling Workshops


IBBY 2014 article: The changing role of story in Singapore - A storyteller reflects

Highlights from WGR 2014 - courtesy NAC

Bookaroo Kashmir 2013

21st Century Singapore Writing - 4 Local Poets Aug 2012

Storytelling with ACE at NUS Arts Festival Mar 2012

Workshop at ELIS Launch & Conference 6-7 Sep 2011

Putting Singapore on the Map

The Kindest Meal - Happy Meals at Street 11

Visit to Max Webber Libarary in Blacktown, NSW, Australia

“ There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. ”
Ursula K. LeGuin