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."
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
Illustration of four people facing each other in conversation. They all have different skin tones, hair styles, genders.
Oct
5
Join Marion Kickett, Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in conversation with two academics on storytelling, while drawing from life experiences to make sense of complex issues. 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
Graphic image of a man with black reading glasses sitting at a desk and writing on a notebook. Pink and red mountain ranges are behind him on the horizon.
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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