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 – Lionel Shriver: An Unflinching Eye Into Truth

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 13 Nov 2016 Lionel Shriver is feted for the way she takes on huge contemporary issues, and in her latest novel, The Mandibles:...
    National Gallery Singapore, AuditoriumNational Gallery Singapore, Auditorium
  • Workshop – Lego Stop-Motion Filmmaking Playshop

    Film, Talk/Workshop, Festival 13 Nov 2016 Who doesn't love LEGO? Bring your favourite LEGO characters to life in this stop-motion animation 'playshop' by creating a one-minute...
    The Arts House, Living RoomThe Arts House, Living Room
  • SWF Lecture – Privacy Versus Surveillance: What the Panama Papers Mean for Everyone in the 21st Century

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 12 Nov 2016 It is regarded as the largest data breach...
    Victoria TheatreVictoria Theatre
  • Workshop – World Without Words

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 12 Nov 2016 You don't always need words to tell a story. Learn from Mark Pett, the US illustrator famous for Lizard From...
    The Arts House, Living RoomThe Arts House, Living Room
  • Workshop – Top Secret: How to Write a Diary People Want to Read

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 12 Nov 2016 Your secret diary could be a future bestseller. Learn how use your diaries as early practice for page-turning novels in...
    The Arts House, Living RoomThe Arts House, Living Room
  • SWF Lecture – Creating A Society of Empathy

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 12 Nov 2016 To anyone who has struggled with feeling out of place, this lecture is for you. Jonathan Friesen's personal experience with...
    National Gallery Singapore, AuditoriumNational Gallery Singapore, Auditorium
  • Workshop – Beyond Plot and Character: How to Keep Primary School Readers Hooked from the Start

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 12 Nov 2016 Primary-school readers are choosy...
    The Arts House, Living RoomThe Arts House, Living Room
  • Workshop – 3-Day Editing Clinic with Susan Harris

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 7 - 9 Nov 2016 Participants are required to attend all three days of the workshop. Susan Harris, the editorial director of renowned online magazine...
    The Arts House, Living RoomThe Arts House, Living Room
  • Masterclass – Cole Swensen: Generating Poetry Through Ekphrasis

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 6 Nov 2016 Award-winning poet Cole Swensen has published 15 books which respond to, or incorporate elements of works of...
    Asian Civilisations Museum, Discovery RoomAsian Civilisations Museum, Discovery Room
  • SWF Lecture – Reinventing Poetry for the Internet Age

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 6 Nov 2016 Is your idea of poetry limited to verses merely to be read out loud? Broaden your mind in this lecture...
    The Arts House, Play DenThe Arts House, Play Den
  • Workshop – The Dark Side of Poetry

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 6 Nov 2016 Enter the world of the supernatural and be inspired by poet, writer and artist, Christina Sng as she equips you...
    The Arts House, Living RoomThe Arts House, Living Room
  • Book launch: Track Faults and Other Glitches

    Literary Arts 6 Nov 2016 Author and journalist Nicholas Yong launches his second book at the Singapore Writers Festival. In Track Faults and Other Glitches,...
    The Arts House, Gallery IIThe Arts House, Gallery II
  • Lost Bodies Book Launch

    Literary Arts 6 Nov 2016 Four writers. Three travelling in Portugal. One staying behind to care for his ailing mother. A long-distance writing affair. The passing of the mother together with memories of other losses...
    The Arts House, Gallery IIThe Arts House, Gallery II
  • Dream Storeys Book Launch

    Literary Arts 6 Nov 2016 What if you could dream up any building you like? What would it be? How would constructing it change our lives? A mall self-destructs, and a single mother vanishes…
    The Arts House, Gallery IIThe Arts House, Gallery II
  • Masterclass – Writing for Children by Jacqueline Harvey

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 5 Nov 2016 Always wanted to write for children? Looking to keep a young audience entertained by your stories? Don't miss this comprehensive...
    Asian Civilisations Museum, Discovery RoomAsian Civilisations Museum, Discovery Room
  • Workshop – Literary Letterpress

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 5 Nov 2016 With the advent of industrialised printing and modern photopolymer plates, traditional letterpress and metal typesetting in the region are becoming...
    The Arts House, Living RoomThe Arts House, Living Room