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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 – 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
  • 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.