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Writing The City: Apr 2019 x Akshita Nanda

  • Toa Payoh Public Library 6 Toa Payoh Central Singapore, 319191 Singapore (map)

"Talking about love is like dancing about architecture.” But most stories that move us and stay with us are about love, or the absence of it. How can we write about love, whether it is friendship, familial, romantic or other?

In this workshop, we will discuss different ways to dance around the topic in prose.

Akshita Nanda has been in media and publishing for 17 years, after a brief flirtation with cancer research. Her first novel Nimita's Place was shortlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize and published in 2018.

She was a featured speaker at the Singapore Writers Festival 2018 and at the Yale-National University of Singapore Diversity Week 2019. She is also a Writer-In-Focus during the 2019 season of the internationally known arts group TheatreWorks.

She is a correspondent at The Straits Times, Singapore's main English-language newspaper, where she writes about arts, culture and lifestyle, as well as issues such as gender equality and support for the elderly.

VENUE: Toa Payoh Public Library
ADDRESS: 6 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 319191
EVENT WEBSITE: Eventbrite (for registration)

27 Apr 2019, 2pm–4pm