It's all happening at The Arts House! - Events in October and November 2013
Fairy tales have a paradoxical appeal: They pull you in with the promise of happy-ever-after, but they also make your stomachs churn with horrific tales of cruelty and death. Philip Pullman’s recent retelling, Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm, is a case in point. It is a testament to the everlasting power of tales like Cinderella that self-mutilation is readily accepted as a way towards wish fulfillment (trying to fit into the slipper).
The Singapore Writers Festival Fringe at The Arts House this year attempts to untangle the complexity of fairy tales and folklore. Noted writers from all over the world as well as Singapore will gather here this November (1-10 Nov) as we turn the House into a site of enchantment and nightmare. From talks and panel discussions to film screenings, performance of macabre Southeast Asian myths and immersive installation art, the world of Once Upon A Time at The Arts House eagerly awaits you!
In October, we also pay tribute to the art of short form writing. Singapore is slowly becoming the hub of short stories, if the number of short story publications that come out every year is anything to go by. Short can be sweet, but also profound and provocative, as embodied by the works of the great writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, popularly known as the “Father of Japanese short story”.
Furthermore, we are launching a new creative writing programme for the silver hair community, Silver Writing. Senior citizens will learn creative writing and storytelling skills through this course, and their original stories will then be showcased here. It will be a time to let their imagination run wild!
For these and other events at The Arts House, please download:
October 2013 listings
November 2013 listings
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