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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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Pangdemonium’s Peter and the Starcatcher: An Interview with Tracie Pang, Adrian Pang and Carina McWhinnie

Pangdemonium returns for their final production of the season this September with a far lighter show than their usual fare – the Singaporean premiere of five-time Tony Award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher! Based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s novel of the same name, itself a prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Peter and the

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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: Peter and the Starcatcher by Pangdemonium

With a heartbreaking opener in the form of The Father and a fiercely current re-run of Dragonflies, Pangdemonium ends off its 2018 season with something a little less melancholic – the Singaporean premiere of the five time Tony Award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher. Written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Baker, Peter and

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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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Preview: LumiNation by The Arts House

Coinciding with the nation’s 53rd birthday, the Arts House presents LumiNation, an all new programme showcasing a series of carefully curated events that explore just what it means to be a Singaporean. In its inaugural edition, the programme explores the theme of Hidden People, Hidden Words, Hidden Histories, Hidden Spaces. Held over two weekends from, LumiNation focuses primarily on

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