Open Borders: Stories Have No Boundaries is an event open to all with a story to tell, whether migrant or Singaporean, writer or non-writer. Stories allow us to engage our audiences keenly through our recounts and descriptions. The spoken word is powerful and touching – it serves as a bridge between every one of us through shared human experiences.
Featured speakers include:
Michelle is a 4th year Linguistics student at NTU minoring in communication studies. She has a keen interest in both journalism and linguistic documentation. On the sideline, she enjoys writing English poems and Chinese song lyrics.
Monir Ahmod was born in Shariatpur, Bangladesh and came to
Singapore in 2010. Monir writes poems, non-fiction works and new articles. He was the editor of Migrant Tales, a poetry anthology, and the author of Revolution in the spring. He is an executive committee member of the Singapore Bengali Literature Society, organizing events such as the annual Bangladesh Book Fair in Singapore.
Originally from Iloilo, Philippines, Ritchelle Mantiquilla has worked in Singapore for almost 10 years. As an artist, she contributed 8 paintings for PracticeForte which were exhibited at the Chinatown Heritage Center. She also directed a film for the Best of You Movement n 2017 and participated in the M1 Fringe Festival. She is a self-taught artists and aspiring photographer.
Rolinda Onates Espanola is from Bacolod City, Philippines. A poet, a mother, a helper, a sister, a friend, a fighter and a winner. Rolinda is an active member of Migrant Writers of Singapore and was one of the winners of the inaugural Migrant Worker Storytelling Competition in 2018. She is also Co-editor of “Call and Response”, an anthology that gathers the voices of more than 30 “migrant” poets and pairs them with a creative response from “local” writers.
Originally from Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, Siti Mujiati has been working in Singapore for 6 years. She is a proud single mother of 2 beautiful daughters and is currently a student at AIDHA and IFN.
VENUE: Yale-NUS College (Saga Common Lounge)
ADDRESS: 16 College Ave West, Singapore 138527
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook
DATE AND TIME
18 Nov 2018, 3.30pm–5pm