Singapore Writers Festival
The Singapore Writers Festival 2012 has successfully concluded! One of Asia’s premier literary events, and one of the few in the world that is multi-lingual (focused on the official languages of Singapore – English,Malay, Chinese and Tamil), the event ran for 10 days 2-11 November and featured 194 writers who engaged participants through various sessions including lectures, workshops, panel discussions, literary cocktails and meals, book launches among others. This year's SWF also saw the launch of the first Fringe, which focussed on the Origins of Desire, and the Ream to Reel film series. Come relive some of the most exciting moments at SWF here
The annual Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) features the world's major literary talents. One of Asia’s premier literary events, and one of the few in the world that is multi-lingual (focused on the official languages of Singapore – English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil), SWF will return from 2 to 11 November 2012.
SWF Fringe 2012: The Origins of Desire
The Singapore Writers Festival organises a Fringe component for the first time. Held at The Arts House, it will explore The Origins of Desire. The SWF Fringe seeks to examine the different facets of desire in the literary arts, and the manifestation of sexuality in books, films, performances and the visual arts. The Fringe programmes will explore the historical as well as socio-cultural significance of desire and sexuality in literature. Advisory: Fringe programmes are suitable for SWF Festival Pass holders aged 21 years and above. Details of the Fringe Programmes can be found here.
Your favourite authors will host an intimate meal serving up a generous portion of food and writing that is sure to tease your taste buds and tantalise your thoughts! A list of the authors can be found here, Literary Meal: Eat Your Words.
Sip on a beer or cocktail and enjoy the company of featured writers in the relaxed atmosphere of Timbre@The Arts House. A list of the authors can be found here, Literary Cocktails.
Country Focus - Middle East
The Singapore Writers Festival takes a closer look at the Middle East in its regional focus programme this year. The Middle East has been going through many major political upheavals over the years, and most recently the Arab Spring movement has impacted different countries in profound ways. The Festival has invited five writers from the region to discuss how literature and the arts have transformed or been transformed by all these changes. For more information about the event, click here.
To find out more about the Singapore Writers Festival, please visit www.singaporewritersfestival.com