2014

*** PROGRAMM ***
2014 S.E.A. WRITE WEEK (10 – 16 December 2014)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Arrival of awardees (individual)
Evening at leisure

Thursday, 11 December 2014
10.00 am Meet with Ms Karn / Public Relations for historical tour of hotel.
11.00 am Welcome speech by Mrs Amanda Hyndman, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, followed by an Honorarium Cheque Presentation.
7.00 pm Meet in the Lobby, followed by welcome dinner at Sala Rim Naam restaurant

Friday, 12 December 2014
10.00 am Meet in the Lobby for transfer
Proceed to Bangkok Bank Head Office (28/F). Lunch with Management of the bank, M.R. Sukumbhand Paribatra / S.E.A. Write Chairman 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)
4.00 pm Return to hotel
Evening at leisure

Saturday, 13 December 2014
8.30 am Meet in the Lobby for transfer
Sightseeing trip / Cultural excursion to Ayutthaya (Thailand’s former capital city)
1.00 pm Lunch at Krungsri River Hotel
3.00 pm Return to hotel
4.00 pm Meet in the Lobby for transfer
Poetry Reading Session and a Welcome Reception at Suan Pakkad Palace hosted by M R Sukhumbhand Paripatra, S.E.A. Write Organising Committee Chairman, owner of the Palace, and Chairman of the Chumbhot-Pantip Foundation

Sunday, 14 December 2014
Long-tail boat ride (optional) or at leisure

Monday, 15 December 2014
Morning At leisure
2.30 pm Rehearsal at the Embassy Room and Royal Ballroom (photo session, speech and gala protocols)
6.00 pm Full Dress Rehearsal for Awards Presentation in the Royal Ballroom with The Royal Palace officials
6.30 pm Cocktail Reception in the Royal Ballroom foyer
7.30 pm Awards Presentation Ceremony & Gala Dinner, presided over by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana on behalf of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajalalongkorn in the Royal Ballroom. (Presentation of books to HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana and photo session in Embassy Room before proceeding to the Ballroom)
10.00 pm End

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Awardees departure

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2013

*** P R O G R A M M E ***
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

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- 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.

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2012

- 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.