Singapore Hot Takes

Contemporary writers from Singapore look at issues like craft, reading, influence, community, and ethics.

"This idea of liminality, of negotiating and mapping spaces between Singapore and Australia, between home and elsewhere, is something that has given me a new direction and focus..."
"Over time, I began to return to my cultural roots and my writing evolved to be a way to explore and critically examine my immediate social realities..."
"Translation is a work of art and a labour of love."
"What I’ve learned to do is turn down the volume on that voice, so that it is soft enough to not undermine me, but loud enough to keep me critical of my own work."
"In time, more and more poets have started to write more honestly and poignantly about their own lives. I hope this means that the ecosystem here has become more diverse."
"A lightbulb moment I must have had at an early age was looking at a book and thinking, “I can do this too.”"
"Literature is a door. Not one a carpenter gathers wood for, but one that writers screw into your head, as you read by your easy chair or bed."
"It is possible that writing has to be something in you like breathing because that may be what it takes for you to keep doing it and to persevere in sending out your work for publication."
An illustration of many people enjoying food at a table
Oct
31
Bread & Butter is a monthly dinner and storytelling event designed to make you think deeply about social issues. Book Online
Cartoon image of a desk. On the desk is a large Macintosh computer, a lamp, a pair of headphones connected to a mobile phone, a Rubik's Cube, a pair of black reading glasses, a notebook and pen, a vintage camera, two books, and a lamp.
Nov
12
Do you struggle to carve out distraction free writing time? Are you looking for a safe group environment to work on your writing? Would you like to meet other writers in your community? Then this group is for you! Book Online
An illustration of a person with microphones popping out of their head. The words LIT LIVE are surrounded by lightening bolts
Nov
6
Lit Live is great short stories, read by great storytellers. Book Online
The cover of 'Wave after Wave'. It is cream with blue circular waves below. The title is bold in capital letters and bright orange lettering.
Oct
30
Join Rashida Murphy as she launches Centre for Stories first solo publication, Wave after Wave. Book Online
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