Without a doubt, the literary scene in Singapore is alive and kickin’. Back for the 26th year running, the Singapore Writers Festival 2017 will present literary works in Singapore’s four official languages – English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.
From 3 – 12 November, book lovers can explore the Civic District buildings in between bouts of panel discussions, talks, and workshops. Expect hard-hitting topics like human trafficking and regional conflict, amidst more light-hearted fare – Moomins (those beloved cow-like trolls), and cheeky children’s tales are just some of the many topics.
Don’t miss the closing debate on the last day of the festival. This year’s motion is “This house believes that kiasuism is a good Singaporean trait”. Certainly entertaining, this quintessentially Singaporean question is sure to resonate with the audience. What do you think?
Mark your calendars, because this week is going to be lit!
Dates & Time: 3 – 12 November 2017, 9am – 11.30pm (timings vary for individual talks, panels, performances and workshops)
Prices: $25 (Festival Pass, valid for 10 days and most events) | Free admission (SWF Pop, SWF3, Exhibitions and Book Launches)