Sing Lit Station presents NUTS & BOLTS: MATILDA XI, A CASE STUDY ON LEGAL CONTRACTS FOR WRITERS & INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING FOR WRITERS
Nuts & Bolts consists of two panels, which will focus on both the professional and the career aspects of writing. These panels are perfect for emerging and established writers who are published or near publication.
Tickets are going at $15 for each panel, and $25 for both panels
MATILDA XI, A CASE STUDY ON LEGAL CONTRACTS FOR WRITERS
Moderated by Jon Gresham with Aaron Lee, Jeffrey Lim & others.
Matilda Xi is finishing her Master’s Degree at an ‘eminent Singapore University’. In an effort to avoid writing her Master’s Thesis she completes a book of poetry, ‘Bee Hoon Dreams’ which is strongly influenced by Lang Leav, Rupi Kaur and Kenneth Goldsmith. She submits the book to several Singaporean and international publishers under a pseudonym taken from a Korean match-making site.
The panel will discuss the contractual, intellectual property and ethical issues of Matilda’s rise to literary fame and fortune.
Aaron Lee is a pilgrim poet, writing mentor, community organiser and regulatory/ethics lawyer. His three books of poetry (including Coastlands) are critically acclaimed and he has won many writing awards. He also co-edited several books, including the bestselling poetry anthology No Other City and the new A-level anthology Lines Spark Code.
Jeffrey Lim is a lawyer and a storyteller. His first two books, Faith and Lies (1999) and The Coffin That Wouldn’t Bury (2008) feature short stories that range from speculative fiction to mythology and fantasy.
INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING FOR WRITERS
Moderated by Joshua Ip with Alvin Pang, Rachel Heng & other internationally published authors.
Singapore writers published internationally share their practical experience getting published overseas, and discuss their insights into international publishing issues and literary agents
Alvin Pang is active internationally as a poet, writer, editor, and translator. He has authored over a dozen books, including several anthologies of Singaporean literature. His poetry has been published worldwide in more than 20 languages.
Rachel Heng’s debut novel, Suicide Club, will be published by Sceptre, Hachette (UK) and Henry Holt, Macmillan (US) in July 2018. Foreign translation rights have also been sold in Sweden, Portugal, Italy, Czech Republic, Taiwan and China thus far.