How do you condense decades of your life to just a few hundred pages? Are autobiographies a vanity project or a way to capture our personal histories as lessons for future generations? Our panellists explore the intricacies of writing your autobiography. Noted writer Robert Yeo will speak about his unique ripple approach to autobiography writing. He puts his life at the centre and then it ripples out to family, community, country and world events that have influenced him. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Constance Singam (Where I Was: A Memoir from the Margins, 2013 ), Gwee Thian Hock (A Baba Boyhood: Growing Up During World War 2, 2013 ) and Hidayah Amin (Gedung Kuning: Memories of a Malay Childhood, 2010 ). This session will be moderated by Gene Tan, Director of the National Library of Singapore and the Singapore Memory Project.