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 2017: City of Ghosts

    Literary Arts, Film, Festival 9 Nov 2017 When Raqqa was invaded by ISIS in 2013, a group of anonymous activists started to document the atrocities in their...
    The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
  • SWF 2017: Paterson

    Film, Festival 9 Nov 2017 An unassuming bus driver goes about his daily routine observing the triumphs and defeats present in his life, expressing them...
    The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
  • SWF 2017: Safari

    Literary Arts, Film, Festival 9 Nov 2017 Africa. In the wild expanses, where bushbucks, impalas, zebras, gnus and other creatures graze by the thousands, they are on...
    The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
  • SWF 2017: Literary Pioneer Lecture: Not by Bread Alone or Choice

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 5 Nov 2017 Veteran poet Anne Lee Tzu Pheng shares experiences and lessons gleaned from more than 30 years of writing poetry. She...
    The Arts House, ChamberThe Arts House, Chamber
  • SWF 2017: Malam Sastera IV: The Icons of Music

    Music, Literary Arts, Festival 5 Nov 2017 It's a rare opportunity to catch the legends of Malay entertainment – lyricist Encik Yusnor Ef and singer Sanisah Huri...
    National Gallery SingaporeNational Gallery Singapore
  • SWF 2017: The Citizen Project

    Literary Arts, Festival 5 Nov 2017 The Citizen Project is a writing competition inviting essays and creative works on any aspect of citizenship. British author Richard...
    National Gallery SingaporeNational Gallery Singapore
  • SWF 2017: The Many-Splendoured Folk Art of Tamil Storytellers

    Music, Literary Arts, Festival 4 Nov 2017 It's an extremely rare feast for the senses as we present a night of multi-faceted storytelling via the folk arts...
    Victoria TheatreVictoria Theatre
  • SWF 2017: Lyrical Roots: The Poetry of Music

    Music, Literary Arts, Festival 3 Nov 2017 It's a cross-disciplinary dream with music and poetry. Witness the beauty of Singaporean Tamil verse as interpreted by two young...
    The Arts House, Play DenThe Arts House, Play Den
  • Singapore Writers Festival 2017: Aram அறம்

    Literary Arts, Film, Talk/Workshop, Festival 3 - 12 Nov 2017 What are the meanings of being "good"? Aram, a Tamil word, zeroes in on the universal ethical concept. A term...
    Various venues mainly in civic districtVarious venues mainly in civic district
  • 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 – 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
  • 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 – 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 – 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
  • 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