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.
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.
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.
Want more of Pink Dot? Come & hear four extraordinary writers read at the friendliest gay bar in town at the second annual Pink Reads. RSVP here. Featuring Alfian Sa’at, Stephanie Dogfoot, Marylyn Tan, & Topaz Winters. Hosted by Jee Leong Koh. Sponsored by Singapore Unbound & Dorothy’s Bar.
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.
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.
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.
A poetry reading in response to Charlotte Lim’s In Vain In Vanity art exhibition. RSVP here. Featuring Akansha Aether, Gabbi Wenyi Ayane, Jocelyn Suarez, Kok Wei Liang, Lori Gunn, Marylyn Tan, Venezia May, William Beale, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Charlotte Lim. Sponsored by UltraSuperNew Gallery.
A panel discussion on the rise of millennial poetry. RSVP here. Featuring Crispin Rodrigues, Tan Lixin, Werner Koh, & Topaz Winters. Moderated by Pooja Nansi. Sponsored by BooksActually, Late Night Texting, & Centre 42.
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.
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.
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.