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2013 S.E.A. WRITE WEEK (Wednesday, 9 – 15 October 2013)
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Arrival of awardees (individual). Meet and greet and show complimentary meals venues (The Verandah and Riverside Terrace)
6.30 pm Welcome cocktail at Baan Rim Naam followed by dinner and Thai Classical Dance Show at Sala Rim Naam Thai Restaurant
Thursday, 10 October 2013
09.30 am Meet with PR for historical tour of hotel. Brief History handout
10.30 am Proceed to the Royal Ballroom (“M” Floor) to meet with General Manager, Mrs. Amanda Hyndman, sponsors, Presidents of PEN Club and Writers Association, S.E.A. Write Organising Committee members. Welcome speech and honorarium presentation by GM. Presentation of special 35th anniversary commemorative S.E.A. Write Brooches
11.00 am Cake-cutting ceremony to mark the 35th anniversary of The S.E.A. Write Award and to announce launch of “The Young S.E.A. Write Award”.
11.30 am Hosted lunch at The China House
Evening: At leisure
Friday, 11 October 2013
10.30 am Proceed to Bangkok Bank Head Office (28/F). Lunch with Management of the bank, M.R. Sukumbhand Paribatra and S.E.A. Write Organising Committee members
01.30 pm “Meet the Authors”, a panel discussion in cooperation with PEN Club and Writers Association of Thailand in the Auditorium (29/F)
3.00 pm Return to hotel
5.00 pm Meet in the Lobby. Proceed to Suan Pakkad Palace. Poetry reading by awardees, past Thai S.E.A. Write winners, etc. Cocktail reception hosted by S.E.A. Write Organising Committee Chairman, owner of the Palace, and Chairman of the Chumbhot-Pantip Foundation – M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra
08.30 pm Return to hotel
Saturday, 12 October 2013
9.00 am Depart for Ayudhya Province to visit the Sudinsaharat School. Presentation of cheque to build a dedicated “S.E.A. Write Library” (MD Mr. Saroj 081 991 5951 and Ajarn Seri 081 947 5484). Donation of books (in conjunction with bookstores). Group photo session for PR publicity
11.00 am Lunch at Krungsri River Hotel
Sightseeing in Ayudhya
4.00 pm Return to hotel
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Morning: At leisure. Long-tail boat ride (optional)
03.00 pm Rehearsal in the Royal Ballroom
Monday, 14 October 2013
9.00 am Dress Rehearsal with Palace Officials
10.30 am Awards Presentation Ceremony & Luncheon, presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand, in the Royal Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
02.15 pm End of event
- 2 August 2013 : Meet and Greet the 7 finalists of the S.E.A. Write Award 2013 at Chao Phraya Room, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok at 14.00 hrs.
- 24 July 2013: Press Conference to announce the finalists for 2013 S.E.A. Write Award at Chao Phya Room, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok at 14.00 hrs.
- 9 November 2012: 2012 SEA Write Award Gala Dinner at the Royal Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok at 19.30 hrs.
- 28 September 2012: To meet with 2012 Thai SEA Write Awardees at Chao Phya Room, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok at 14.00 hrs.
- 26 September 2012: To announce 2012 Thai SEA Write Awardees at Chao Phya Room, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok at 14.00 hrs.