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.

  • Ho Chee Lick and Anne Lee Tzu Pheng: A Common Philosophy

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 11 Nov 2018 How do the poet and artist approach the creative? Where words and art intersect, we find ourselves in new and...
    The Arts House, Living Room The Arts House, Living Room
  • The Write Walk with Josephine Chia

    Literary Arts, Festival 11 Nov 2018 Join this special trail curated by Ethos Books for Singapore Writers Festival 2018 with author Josephine Chia, and discover how...
    Potong Pasir MRT StationPotong Pasir MRT Station
  • The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually

    Literary Arts, Festival 10 Nov 2018 When seven-year-old Anna told a lie to get out of trouble, she didn't expect her older sister to go missing....
    The Arts House, Gallery ll The Arts House, Gallery ll
  • Singapore Writers Festival Late Night: The Ghost in Your Head

    Theatre, Literary Arts, Film, Festival 8 Nov 2018 An immersive theatrical experience with dead writers and other famous literary villains and heroines. Play a round of mahjong with...
    The Arts HouseThe Arts House
  • Right of the Soil

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 4 Nov 2018 In his sixth collection of poetry, two-time Singapore Literature Prize winner, Yong Shu Hoong, contemplates how a person is invariably...
    The Arts House, Gallery ll The Arts House, Gallery ll
  • 《不可预期—诗精50首》| Never Before — 50 Essential Poems

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 3 Nov 2018 不可预期,是对于过往的敬意,现在的奋斗,以及未来的期待。半个世纪,五十首精选,时长两年的整理、梳理,解构又重新建构下,清晰谱出现代诗歌的...
    The Arts House, Gallery ll The Arts House, Gallery ll
  • Singapore Writers Festival 2018

    Music, Literary Arts, Film, Talk/Workshop, Festival 2 - 11 Nov 2018 Singapore Writers Festival 2018 (SWF) celebrates the world's leading writers and thinkers with a series of programmes centred around this...
    Various locations around the Civic DistrictVarious locations around the Civic District
  • The Worlds We Orbit

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 2 Nov 2018 What worlds live beyond our own? What world(s) inform our sense of home? In this special reading, join eight writers...
    The Arts House, POP Stage The Arts House, POP Stage
  • Utter Redux 2018: The Bigger Picture

    Film, Talk/Workshop 23 Sep 2018 Singapore Writers Festival and Sinema Media are pleased to present Utter Redux 2018! In this one-day conference, discover local films...
    National Library BuildingNational Library Building
  • Film Screening: One Hour To Daylight

    Film 18 Aug 2018 Singapore Writers Festival and Sinema present the film, One Hour to Daylight, a social drama set in 2016 in a...
    Bedok Public LibraryBedok Public Library
  • SWF 2017: Take a Break in an Age of Uncertainty

    Literary Arts, Festival 12 Nov 2017 While the world is embroiled in cultural wars, four distinguished American authors take a breather and share how they chill...
    The Arts House, Chamber The Arts House, Chamber
  • SWF 2017: Drawing Urban Landscapes

    Literary Arts, Festival 11 Nov 2017 Hong Kong comics illustrator Stella So captures her city's architectural heritage in an imagined compression of time, place and meaning....
    The Arts HouseThe Arts House
  • SWF 2017: Hope and Resistance in the Age of Dystopia

    Literary Arts, Festival 11 Nov 2017 Dystopia, climate change, terrorism – our preoccupation with the planet's fate has made these the default themes of the 21st...
    Victoria Theatre Victoria Theatre
  • SWF 2017: How Bookstores Can Survive In The Internet Age

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 11 Nov 2017 Across the world, brick-and-mortar bookstores are struggling as consumers turn to online shopping and digital media. Join Japanese bibliophile and...
    The Arts House, Play DenThe Arts House, Play Den
  • SWF 2017: The Responsibility of Origins and Identities in Singapore

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 11 Nov 2017 In a world order where cultural and racial identities have become politicised, how much say do you have over your...
    The Arts HouseThe Arts House
  • SWF 2017: Sons of Singapore feat. Daughter of Singapore Sharul Channa

    Literary Arts, Festival 10 Nov 2017 Five years ago, these comedians took the country by storm with the first-ever combined showcase of their unique...
    Victoria TheatreVictoria Theatre