Teaching Symposiums

Ethos Books’ Book Village empowers educators with the tools to meaningfully engage with our texts in the classroom with confidence. Our current annual symposiums include:

How We Live Now / Hook & Eye symposium

We run an annual symposium in collaboration with Bedok Green Secondary School (BGSS) for students studying Hook & Eye or How We Live Now as their 'O' Level literature text. Students from BGSS and other participating schools will gather at BGSS to attend sharing sessions by various authors from both anthologies, in which the author might share about the inspiration behind their short story, their writing process, et cetera.

Ethos Books helps to connect the authors with the school, and will usually hold a book sale with suitable titles of fiction, non-fiction and poetry for the students.

Author Leonora Liow sharing about her short story at the 2022 Bedok Green Hook & Eye Symposium

Little Things / Poetry Moves Symposium

The Little Things and Poetry Moves symposiums were conceptualised by the editors of both poetry collections to gather teachers together to discuss methods and pedagogies of teaching Unseen Poetry in the classroom. While the symposium is aimed at introducing Little Things and Poetry Moves as a text to use in the classroom, all teachers are welcome to attend, regardless of whether they currently use or are intending to use the texts in class. 

Teachers from all levels gather at the symposium to share their own creative methods of teaching poetry, and are encouraged to volunteer to be facilitators for their group discussions.

The editors of the collections will also begin the sessions by sharing how they curated the poems to put together Little Things and Poetry Moves, and about their own experiences with teaching poetry to students in a changing world. For example, at the 2023 Poetry Moves Symposium, the main theme of discussion was the use of AI and ChatGPT in teaching poetry to students.

2020 Little Things Symposium

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