Nov
9
12:30 PM12:30

Singapore Writers Festival: First Dates & So Many Feelings

What are young lovers to do when fate isn't on their side? How should they make sense of their desires as they figure out who they want to be? In this panel, three writers examine the challenges of walking the line between wanting to immerse readers in powerful feelings & risking being cheesy or sappy when writing about young love. Purchase a ticket or festival pass here. Featuring David Yoon, Kagiso Lesego Molope, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Charlene Shepherdson. Sponsored by the Singapore Writers Festival, the High Commission of Canada, & the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Singapore Writers Festival: The Power of Female Friendships

Much of Young Adult fiction is centred on romantic relationships & young love, so why aren’t there more stories about strong female bonds? Is there a reason we don't have a 'bromance' equivalent for describing female friendships? This mini-lecture invites writers to discuss the importance of showcasing positive female friendships in fiction & pop culture, & share their favourite YA BFFs. Purchase a ticket or festival pass here. Featuring Brittany Cavallaro. Moderated by Topaz Winters. Sponsored by the Singapore Writers Festival.

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Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Singapore Writers Festival: Epic International Reading Night

Language allows for endless diversity but it can also unite cultures. In a continuation of this popular international reading series, eight writers will read excerpts from their work that relate to issues of connection & isolation. RSVP here. Featuring Sharon Bala, Waubgeshig Rice, Martin Villanueva, Duanwad Pimwana, Selja Ahava, Grace Chia, Hanna Alkaf, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Felix Cheong. Sponsored by the Singapore Writers Festival, the High Commission of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, Literature Across Frontiers, & Sing Lit Station.

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May
28
8:00 PM20:00

Launch of Portrait of My Body as a Crime I'm Still Committing

A poetry reading, interview, & signing at the launch of Topaz Winters’ highly-anticipated fourth book, Portrait of My Body as a Crime I’m Still Committing. RSVP here & see the launch recap here. Featuring Jennifer Anne Champion, Natalie Wang, Elizabeth Fen Chen, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Stephanie Dogfoot. Sponsored by the Merry Lion.

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May
25
5:30 PM17:30

Math Paper Press: Poems to Be Heard, Spoken, & Slammed

Math Paper Press Day pays tribute to the poetry slam & spoken word movement in Singapore, having nurtured some of MPP’s poets young & old. RSVP here. Featuring Jennifer Anne Champion, Ng Yi-Sheng, Crispin Rodrigues, Natalie Wang, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Kenny Leck. Sponsored by BooksActually.

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Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

Launch of Half Mystic Journal's Issue VI: Interlude

An introduction & essay reading at Half Mystic Journal’s Issue VI: Interlude launch. RSVP here & see the launch recap here. Featuring Alvin Pang, Ethel Yap, Jocelyn Suarez, Jean Tan, Laetitia Keok, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Crispin Rodrigues. Sponsored by Half Mystic & BooksActually.

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Dec
7
7:45 PM19:45

Othered Tongues: An Evening of Spoken Word

An essay reading at the opening night of the 2018 Other Tongues Literary Festival, presenting a medley of new & known voices in many languages sitting & singing comfortably next to each other. RSVP here. Featuring Alfian Sa’at, Andre D'Rozario, Asnida Daud, Jeffrey Zauhari, Charlene Shepherdson, Crispin Rodrigues, Div, Grace Kalaiselvi, Hamid Roslan, Harini V, Lawrence Ypil, Mrigaa Sethi, Norah Lea, Subashini, Zeha, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Pooja Nansi. Sponsored by Other Tongues Literary Festival.

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May
29
7:00 PM19:00

[Insert Atomic Name Here]: A Reading by Up & Coming Young Poets

A poetry reading by eleven up & coming young poets. RSVP here. Featuring Ang Shuang, Jennifer Anne Champion, Natalie Wang, Elizabeth Fen Chen, Kendrick Loo, Jocelyn Suarez, Min Lim, Samuel Caleb Wee, Crispin Rodrigues, Joses Ho, Rachel Leia Devadason, Wern Hao, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Jared Ho. Sponsored by the Atom Collective, [Insert Cool Name Here], & the Poetry Festival of Singapore.

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Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Youth Is Wasted on the Young Reading & Panel Discussion

A poetry reading & panel discussion about youth poetry at the Woodlands Regional Library. See the reading & discussion recap here. Featuring Max Pasakorn, Ian Lim, Samuel Caleb Wee, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Crispin Rodrigues. Sponsored by the Poetry Festival of Singapore & the National Library Board.

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Dec
28
7:00 PM19:00

Launch of Half Mystic Journal's Issue IV: Grazioso

An introduction & essay reading at Half Mystic Journal’s Issue IV: Grazioso launch. RSVP here & see the launch recap here. Featuring Joshua Ip, Natalie Wee, Jonathan Meur, Cyril Wong, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Kenny Leck. Sponsored by Half Mystic & BooksActually.

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Nov
4
1:30 PM13:30

Launch of poems for the sound of the sky before thunder at the Singapore Writers Festival

A poetry reading & signing at the 2017 Singapore Writers Festival launch of Topaz Winters’ third book, poems for the sound of the sky before thunder. See the launch recap here. Featuring Grace Chia & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Kenny Leck. Sponsored by the Singapore Writers Festival & Math Paper Press.

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