Thursday, 22 November 2007

How Rafidah Aziz will help promote my book

(This is for the launch of the latest Times bookstore at KL's latest shopping mall).

Date: 23 November 2007
Venue: Times bookstore at Pavilion KL
Time: 9.30am till 12pm

Programme:

9.30am:
Arrival of Guests & Media
Sign-in
10.00am:
Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Dato Seri Rafidah Aziz, Minister of International Trade and Industry
Welcome Address by Dato’ Ng Jui Sia
Speech by Dato Seri Rafidah Aziz
10.15am:
Opening Gambit comprising the book signing activity by 5 authors (Daphne Lee , Lydia Teh, Rehman Rashid, Amir Muhammad and Florence Thomas)
10.25am:
Author-related Activity
10.35am:
GOH tour of Times bookstores and demos (self-help kiosk, PDA) led by Mr Ong Khiaw Hui
10.50am:
Proceed to early lunch/refreshments

Author's Roles:
For the launch mechanism, the books of all attending authors will be printed on the backdrop of the stage.

Dato Seri Rafidah will sign on a large book located in the middle of the backdrop and this will be followed by all the authors signing on their books on the backdrop.

After all books are signed lights and music effects will precede the opening of a hidden door on the backdrop which will take all guests into the bookstore.

Some authors will be participating in pockets of entertainment. The pocket entertainment will be held inside the bookstore when Dato Seri Rafidah begins her tour. For example, Chef Wan has agreed to make the GOH of Merdeka Salad to try.

We have also asked some of the other authors to participate by reciting poerty or reading a passage from a book.

(end of press release)

I wonder if Wanita UMNO leader Rafidah Aziz will make reference to the fact that the shopping mall is built on the grounds where one of the country's most famous girls' schools, BBGS, had stood for a century?

7 comments:

Greg Wee said...

Hey Amir, get your notebook & pen ready. She might say something funny.

Anonymous said...

do u think tht 'jerung AP' and present ruling party care about the school? hell no.

Amir said...

She *did* say a few funny things actually :-) But not as funny as the first book launch I attended which had her as a guest (in the 90s, for a novel called Echoes of Silence), where she said, "Actually I don't have time to read made-up books. So I am not sure why I am launching this."

Kak Teh said...

salam amir, my husband has been invited as well for his book, Growing Up in Trengganu - but we cant make it home in time. All the bst and congratulations to you!

sabarina said...

yeah, that was my school you were talking about!

Amir said...

Sabar.

Sabar itu separuh daripada Sabarina!

Anonymous said...

saba itu separuh dari sabarina.