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...
    The Arts House, ChamberThe Arts House, Chamber
  • 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...
    The Arts House, Gallery IIThe Arts House, Gallery II
  • 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...
    Victoria TheatreVictoria Theatre
  • 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...
    Asian Civilisations Museum, Discovery RoomAsian Civilisations Museum, Discovery Room
  • 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...
    The Civic District, including The Arts House, Asian Civilisations Museum, National Gallery, Victoria Theatre, etc.The Civic District, including The Arts House, Asian Civilisations Museum, National Gallery, Victoria Theatre, etc.
  • 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...
    School of the Arts (SOTA), Studio TheatreSchool of the Arts (SOTA), Studio Theatre
  • 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...
    The Arts House, Film GalleryThe Arts House, Film Gallery
  • 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...
  • Singapore Writers Festival – Fringe: Gender Bender – Love in the Age of Sexual Confusion

    Thoughts 19 Nov 2012 Gender, is an age-old theme. One that has already been explored in many Shakespearean plays. Shakespeare cleverly made use of characters...
  • Singapore Writers Festival – Closing Debate

    Thoughts 16 Nov 2012 “Sinking Roots Here is Little More Than Shopping and Eating” was the motion of the proposition. I think this would be a sure-lose idea...
  • Singapore Writers Festival – Panel Discussion: Transcending National Boundaries

    Thoughts 15 Nov 2012 The panel that was made up of a ‘complete representation of backgrounds of Singaporeans’ was an effective...