SgWritersFest

One of Asia's premier literary events, SWF 2016 is a kaleidoscope of creative talents from our shores and around the world, to celebrate life's cultural and emotional riches with the theme Sayang. The 19th edition of Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) offers a strong literary contingent with a slant on topical issues, and will take place from 4 to 13 November 2016. Ranging from the US Presidential Elections to the refugee crisis in Europe to the Fukushima disaster, writers, poets and speakers will examine these contemporaneous subjects in their myriad ways.

  • SWF Lecture – The Whens and Whys of ‘Sayang’: How a Word Captures Our Region’s History

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 5 Nov 2016 How a word can have multiple meanings at the same time, and have their meanings change over time, is an...
  • this is how you walk on the moon

    Literary Arts 5 Nov 2016 Looking for strategies to cope with existing under an omniscient narrator? Keen to optimise your interactions with ancient deities? Perhaps...
  • Performance – Malam Lawak Sastera (Literary Comedy Night)

    Literary Arts, Festival 5 Nov 2016 Berita Harian dan Pesta Penulis Singapura bekerjasama untuk mempersembahkan edisi ke-tiga Malam Sastera – dengan tumpuan khusus...
  • Workshop – Write Your Own Pirate Story

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 5 Nov 2016 A secret treasure, a mysterious captain with a golden hook and a talking coconut. Help the author behind the popular...
  • Singapore Writer’s Festival 2016: Sayang

    Literary Arts, Festival 4 - 13 Nov 2016 One of Asia's premier literary events, SWF 2016 is a kaleidoscope of creative talents from our shores and around the...
  • Performance – Between The Lines: Rant and Rave II

    Theatre, Literary Arts, Festival 4 - 6 Nov 2016 Between the Lines: Rant and Rave II is a spinoff of Rant and Rave, first staged by The Finger Players...
  • Shades of Sayang

    Visual Arts, Festival 4 - 13 Nov 2016 Based on the festival theme of 'sayang', the exhibition features images by Associated Press photographer Wong Maye-E, paired with over...
  • 与高行健谈文化、美学、亚洲与新加坡

    Backstage 31 Oct 2013 首位获颁诺贝尔文学奖的华文作家高行健将参加今届新加坡作家节,与大家谈文学、美学、文化的市场化和双语创作。大师即将来到新加坡,我们有幸率先请他谈谈面临现代化的亚洲的文化与美学...
  • SWF 2013 – Our picks for… multiple intelligentsias

    Thoughts 7 Oct 2013 Singapore Writers Festival 2013 appeals to your multiple intelligences! You are mistaken if you stereotyped Writers Festival as a deskbound (non-) activity.
  • SWF 2013 – Our picks for… newcomers

    Thoughts 2 Oct 2013 If you are new, and you are not so sure what could be right for you at Singapore’s Writers Festival, you are welcome to get a feel of things happening at these various venues!
  • SWF 2013 – Our picks for… teachers & students

    Thoughts 28 Sep 2013 As the number of Literature students dwindles, the question is not why there are lesser students doing Literature. Instead, we should be focusing on the significance of literature.
  • SWF 2013 – Our picks for… We, the residents of Singapore

    Thoughts 18 Sep 2013 This year, the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) presents an ensemble of dichotomies: love-hate, war-peace and imagination-reality.
  • [Review] Utter 2013

    Thoughts 27 Aug 2013 Prominent local filmmakers did not stop at merely translating the works of several local writers, but have audaciously adopted only very precise and pivotal elements from the selected texts...
  • Interview with Michael Cunningham

    Backstage 1 Nov 2012 In short, it seems to me that writers in Singapore are, among their other functions, writing about what it’s like to be in Singapore. No one else can be expected to accomplish that...
  • Exploring Origins - Preview of Singapore Writers Festival 2012

    Backstage 19 Sep 2012 The new search for identity began as the influx of immigrants increased. It may be true that our forefathers have similarly hailed from other parts of the world, before sinking their roots permanently...
  • 我们的作家 · 我们的文学 · 我们的故事

    Backstage 22 Jun 2012 四位背景各不相同的创作人,感染着我的是他们旺盛的创作力,和极富热忱的说故事能力。在本地,有多少人会关心曾经发生在这社会里的各种故事?