Author’s Day: Aaron Le Boutillier at KPIS

On behalf of Keera-Pat International School (KPIS), Bangkok, I would like to invite all booklovers to “Author’s Day,” an event which will take place on March 26, 2010 from 13:00 to 14:30.

KPIS is one of the emerging schools on the scene of quality international education in Thailand and thus we acknowledge the importance of connecting our body of students to the world around them.

To do so, we have decided this year to organize an interactive student-author meeting between Bangkok-based British author, Aaron Le Boutillier, author of And Then One Morning – A Personal Odyssey and several representative students from the KPIS Middle School and High School.

Aaron Le Boutillier is one of the 2004 tsunami survivors who, in his book And Then One Morning recollects his personal memories of the events he experienced on Koh Phi Phi before, during and after the tragic tsunami that also hit the shores of other countries throughout Southeast Asia.

During “Author’s Day” our students and guests will listen to a student read a few evocative segments from the book, followed by a keynote speech from the author himself. A panel of students will then ask Aaron Le Boutillier questions regarding the horrific events that he had been a part of. The author will also take questions from the audience. The event will end with a book signing session.

For those who wish to purchase the book, KPIS will arrange a special booth where And Then One Morning will be offered on sale. The price of one copy is 500 Baht. If you wish to read the book beforehand, something we highly recommend, then you can certainly buy the book at all leading English-language bookstores in Bangkok.

The event will take place in our state of the art auditorium which can accommodate hundreds of people.

Our school’s address is 58 Moo 9 (Soi Yooyen) Ramintra Road,
Bangkok 10220, Thailand. Phone: (+66) 2 943 7790 Fax: (+66) 2 943 8180. E-mail: kantisa.kae@keerapat.ac.th.

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