It's all happening at The Arts House - Events in August and September 2013
Join us for a Writer’s Party this August and September at The Arts House!
Emerging writer Balli Kaur Jaswal, who was recently appointed as the 2014 Creative Writing Resident at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, will discuss and read from her debut novelInheritance, about life in Singapore in the 1970s and 1980s seen through the eyes of a Punjabi Sikh family.
Daniel Koh, who is one of two newly-minted 2013 Singapore Creative Writing resident writers from the National University of Singapore and who co-founded poskod.sg and co-authored an e-book titledGila Bola!, will be discussing his short plays and plan for the residency on 15 August.
Featuring in World Voices on 13 August are three key contemporary Burmese poets, Zeyar Lynn, Moe Way and Eaindra. In this first major event on Burmese poetics in Singapore, they will examine how areas such as political censorship and international translation have affected the country’s literary aesthetic over the years.
In a new partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival, World Voices will be bringing in award-winning Scottish poet and writer John Burnside and Egyptian writer Shereen El Feki. John will also be conducting a poetry workshop on 21 August, while Shereen will share more about her first non-fictionSex and the Citadel in a talk on 7 September.
On 14 September, UK-born writers-turn-publishers Gillian and Verner Bickley from Proverse Hong Kong will share about their roles as writers, publishers and mentors to promote literary arts in Asia.
For the uninitiated, Sing Lit 101: How To Read A Singaporean Poem is a great introduction to major English poems from Singapore’s formative decades in six easy-to-digest sessions conducted by literary critic and poet Dr Gwee Li Sui. Poems include Edwin Thumboo’s Ulysses by the Merlion, Arthur Yap’s 2 mothers in a h d b playground, Wong May’s Dragon-fly, Lee Tzu Pheng’s My Country and My People, Goh Poh Seng's Bird With One Wing and Chandran Nair's After The Hard Hours.
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