Literary Arts, Festival

Singapore Writers Festival 2020

Organised by: National Arts Council
  • Date:
    30 Oct - 8 Nov 2020
  • Venue:
    Online Online
  • Admission:
    Digital Festival Pass can be purchased at SISTIC.


What does intimacy mean in a time of quarantine and social distancing? Happening from 30 October to 8 November 2020, the 23rd edition of the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) returns with a diverse line- up of programmes inspired by the theme of 'Intimacy'.

Gather round and indulge in a communal virtual feast of our cross-cultural foods; explore what 'home' means through letters written by authors of various backgrounds; or spend your evenings indulging in the ethereal voices emanating from the festival radio station Night Spin 182.7. Look forward to an array of exciting literary events from panel discussions, immersive experiences, intercultural screenings to podcasts - all of which will cast a spotlight on literary talents homegrown and beyond. With SWF 2020 going digital, immerse yourself in the festival's offerings at a click of a button.

Start your journey with SWF by purchasing your digital festival pass on SISTIC Live, which includes access to programmes with internationally renowned writers for the first time. For more information on SWF 2020 programmes, please visit

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Singapore Writers Festival 2020