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Singapore Writers Festival 2018: The Ghost In Your Head (Review)

A novel idea with flawed execution.  Immersive productions are all the rage these days, with audiences often demanding to experience art beyond the usual mediums. Naturally, one of these art forms would be literature, where one’s imagination is already subject to go wild as we visualise fantastic worlds and characters within their pages, and lends

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Singapore Writers Festival Director Yeow Kai Chai’s Final Edition Draws To A Close

After 10 days of exciting programmes, pop ups, local and international authors and new ways of engaging with literary arts, the 21st edition of the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) finally drew to a close last Sunday, after opening audiences up to the many worlds authors created and brought to life through their writing and thoughts.

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Singapore Writers Festival 2018: The State of The World According To David Sedaris, Irvine Welsh, Mariko Tamaki and Margaret Stohl

With a theme like 界(Jie): The World(s) We Live In, it’s impossible for the Singapore Writers Festival not to fill itself with programmes and events that discuss the state of affairs surrounding the world today. At times horrifying with the increasingly dismal state of politics and disasters, at times completely absurd with the odd news we

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Singapore Writers Festival 2018: Opening Night + Intercultural Theatre Institute’s Between Heaven and Earth

The 2018 Singapore Writers Festival kicked off to a roaring start this week, marking the final year with Yeow Kai Chai as Festival Director. Taking on the title of 界 (‘Jie’): The World(s) We Live In, this year’s programme, as always, brings together some of the foremost international writers from all mediums and genres, ranging

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Singapore Writers Festival 2018: An Interview with Producers Phan Ming Yen and Karine Tan (The Ghost In Your Head)

If you’re a book nerd like us, then you’ve probably had a few experiences where you’ve read something, and wanted desperately to meet the author. Problem is, what happens when those authors are dead? Not to worry though – Global Cultural Alliance will be performing a seance this week at the Singapore Writers Festival, summoning

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Endless Worlds of Endless Possibilities at Singapore Writers Festival 2018

The Singapore Writers Festival returns this November for its 21st edition to maintain its claim as the leading regional literary event. Armed with this year’s theme of 界 (jiè), the Chinese character for ‘world’, this edition of the festival aims to inspire people to come together to explore new worlds and ideas as they come together to grow

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Preview: Singapore Writers Festival 2018 – 界 (jiè)

The 21st edition of the National Arts Council’s annual Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) returns for two weekends this November. After last year’s theme of Aram, this year’s festival is themed around the Mandarin theme 界 (jiè), alluding to how stories can express “the world(s) we live in” and help us better understand our individual and shared

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Building A House With Words for Bricks: An Interview with the Team Behind The Arts House

Located in the heart of the Civic District, The Arts House building has taken on many identities since its humble beginnings in 1819. Since then, Singapore’s oldest colonial building has grown to become a Supreme Court, Parliament House, and finally, its current incarnation as a home for the arts from 2004. In particular, The Arts

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New Names, New Heads: Singapore Book Council Celebrates 50 Years of Promoting SingLit

It’s never too late for a rebranding, and the organisation formerly known as the National Book Development Council of Singapore boldly strides into its 50th anniversary with plenty of newness. After moving into its new home at Goodman Arts Centre in September 2017, the Council has welcome a new Executive Director to the helm and

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Dapunta Hyang: Zai Kuning’s Magnificent Ship Sails Home at Last to Theatreworks

There’s something impossibly magnificent about the way Singaporean artist Zai Kuning’s gigantic skeleton of a ship hangs in 72-13. Entering the exhibition space, an air of the mystical and awe-inspiring emanates forth when witnessing the handwoven beast in person, as the obelisk-like structure towers over you and stretches out and across the entire room. Suspended in

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