IMHO: In My Humble Opinion – Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Presented by The Arts House
Ever read a book and wanted to share your thoughts on it with others? Join us in this second edition of the IMHO series moderated by Cheong Suk-Wai, featuring a discussion on the novel Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. A watershed moment in the environmental movement, Silent Spring documents the adverse effects of the indiscriminate use of pesticides, accusing the chemical industry of spreading disinformation and public officials of accepting industry claims unquestioningly. As the environment becomes a key player on the global political stage, this session of IMHO returns to the text that started it all.
There first edition of the IMHO series will be on 25 Oct, Thu, featuring a discussion on the book The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell, click here to find out more.
IMHO is a meeting place of ideas and discussion for the vast body of international non-fiction writing, whose ideas and problems has shaped the modern world since the beginning of the 20th century. Each session examines one seminal non-fiction work and will be moderated by Cheong Suk-Wai.
About Cheong Suk-Wai
Cheong Suk-Wai has been a lawyer and journalist for more than 20 years, and a writer of prose, poems and songs for even longer than that. With 32 national and international writing awards to date, she is the author of four books including The Architecture Of Atmosphere (2012); the official SG50 book Living The Singapore Story (2015); and In Chambers: 150 Years of Upholding the Rule of Law (2017), the first book to record the past 150 years of Singapore's Attorney-General Chambers’ history.