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EBFP Forum: Can We Write About Race?

  • National Library Board 100 Victoria Street Singapore, 188064 Singapore (map)

A forum based on the Epigram Books Fiction Prize asks the question: "Can we write about race?", navigating racial discourse in our Singapore stories.

From mishandling accents to questionable questions on children's book covers to the very public online heated exchanges, conversations on race seem pretty tricky to broach in our multi-ethnic island state. But race relations remain very much part of our Singapore stories. So how do we talk about race (or not talk about it) in the books we write?

Moderated by Edmund Wee, Publisher and CEO of Epigram Books, we are expecting a thoroughly lively discussion involving our panel of Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2016 published novelists Nuraliah Norasid (The Gatekeeper), Tham Cheng-E (Surrogate Protocol), Balli Kaur Jaswal (Sugarbread), Jeremy Tiang (State of Emergency) and Warran Kalasegaran (Lieutenant Kurosawa's Errand Boy).

For more details on the programme, do click on the event links provided below.

VENUE: National Library Board, The Pod
ADDRESS: 100 Victoria Street, #16-01, Singapore 188064
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook, Eventbrite (for registration)

27 Jul 2017, 7.30pm-10pm

Later Event: July 28
Poetry Festival Singapore 2017