Singapore Hot Takes

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

"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."
Black and white photo collage of Mark Smith and Alicia Tuckerman
Jul
16
YA authors Alicia Tuckerman and Mark Smith explore issues of sacrifice and morality in response to Mark’s latest release, Land of Fences.  Book Online
A group of people sitting at desks looking at a person teaching
Sep
3
A six-week workshop series designed for emerging editors, focusing on basic skills and knowledge and introducing editing principles, communication concepts and industry practices. Book Online
Nov
19
Poetry Workshop is a safe and dynamic space where you can craft your poetry and offer feedback to other poets. Hosted by Siobhan Hodge. Book Online
Sep
17
Poetry Workshop is a safe and dynamic space where you can craft your poetry and offer feedback to other poets. Hosted by Siobhan Hodge. Book Online
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