Interested to get some insights into Singapore’s literary scene from the mid-1990s to present day? Poet and educator Yong Shu Hoong takes his Nanyang Polytechnic creative writing class out on an excursion to Sing Lit Station, and invites you to sit in for this interactive session.
After Shu Hoong’s quick overview of our not-too-distant literary past as well as present realities, invited speakers – Judith Huang, James Tan and Teo Xiao Ting – will share on their respective passion in fiction, comics and poetry. Station Senior Associate of Sing Lit Station, Jon Gresham, will also be on hand to introduce the mission and activities of his non-profit organisation in nurturing new talents.
Judith Huang is a Singaporean writer, editor, illustrator and translator. Named a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in 2001, 2003 and 2004, she holds an A.B. from Harvard University, where she belongs to the Signet Society of Arts and Letters. Her first collection of poetry is forthcoming from Ethos Books and her first novel, Sofia and the Utopia Machine, has been shortlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2017.
James Tan likes to sit in a kopitiam and draws what he observes. An illustrator and comic artist, he worked previously as a creative director in an animation studio. His first graphic novel Final Resting Place, which he wrote and drew, was published in November 2017. His work has been featured in Urban Sketchers Singapore Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, and the Liquid City anthology published by Image Comics. He has also published his travelogue art-book, The World is So Big, based on his six-month journeying around the world.
Teo Xiao Ting works primarily with text and (sometimes moving) images. She is currently a final-year student at Yale-NUS College, majoring in Arts & Humanities with a minor in Psychology. Her manuscript was selected for Sing Lit Station's Manuscript Bootcamp 2017 (Poetry).
This event is organised with the kind support of Sing Lit Station.
VENUE: Sing Lit Station
ADDRESS: 3A Jalan Kubor, Singapore 199201
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook
DATE AND TIME
1 Feb 2018, 7pm-9pm