Saturday, March 19, 2011

An evening of inspiration

Sue Guiney with Princess Bopha Devi, the guest of honour
Imagination is the best power. This was the title of a magazine of poems and short stories by teenagers from Anajli House that co-shared the evening at Van's restaurant in Phnom Penh last night with the opportunity to meet author Sue Guiney and to hear more about her new book, A Clash of Innocents. Guest of honour was Princess Bopha Devi who was joined by the likes of Ambassador Roland Eng, artist Chhim Sothy and many more to celebrate the launch of the 20-page magazine, together with four of the Anjali youngsters who had traveled from Siem Reap to read extracts of their short stories to the audience. The magazine arose from a creative writing program that Anjali, who provide free food, healthcare and education to street children, had arranged and which Sue Guiney had led only last week. The author, whose novel is set in Cambodia and centers around an orphanage in the capital, is now researching a second book, which will be based in Siem Reap. You can find out more about the good works going on at Anjali House here.
Attending the evening was my opportunity to meet Sue in the flesh
Sue with four of her students, Sreyline, Srey, Saroun, Sopheak
Sue Guiney read two excerpts from her book, A Clash of Innocents

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