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PANEL: NEW ERAS / NEW WORKS feat. Rachel Heng & Ng Yi-Sheng with Patricia Karunungan

  • Sing Lit Station 22 Dickson Road Singapore, 209506 Singapore (map)
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Rachel Heng and Ng Yi-Sheng are two writers with unbridled imaginations. From the ever-evolving coastlines reshaped by land reclamation and rising sea levels, to criminal hantus and precolonial Singapore, their wide-ranging preoccupations are sure to take their readers out of space, and out of time.

NEW ERAS / NEW WORKS will feature writers Rachel Heng and Ng Yi-Sheng in conversation with Patricia Karunungan, as the three engage in important questions about the nature of time and temporality in the ongoing development of literature in Singapore.

The event begins at 5.30pm; door opens at 5pm. There will be a Q&A session after the presentations — guests are encouraged to bring copies of the authors’ books to have them signed. Entry will be $5 at the door, and will go towards paying our speakers and feeding our cat.

Rachel Heng  is the author of  Suicide Club  (Henry Holt, 2018), which was featured as a best summer read by outlets such as The Irish Times, The Independent, ELLE, Gizmodo, NYLON, Bustle, Bitch Media and will be translated in ten languages worldwide. Her short fiction has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and  Prairie Schooner 's Jane Geske Award, and has been published in  Glimmer Train ,  Tin House ,  Kenyon Review  and elsewhere. Her non-fiction has been published in outlets such as  The Telegraph ,  Grazia ,  Lit Hub  and  The Rumpus . Rachel is currently a James A. Michener Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers, UT Austin.

Rachel Heng is the author of Suicide Club (Henry Holt, 2018), which was featured as a best summer read by outlets such as The Irish Times, The Independent, ELLE, Gizmodo, NYLON, Bustle, Bitch Media and will be translated in ten languages worldwide. Her short fiction has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and Prairie Schooner's Jane Geske Award, and has been published in Glimmer Train, Tin House, Kenyon Review and elsewhere. Her non-fiction has been published in outlets such as The Telegraph, Grazia, Lit Hub and The Rumpus. Rachel is currently a James A. Michener Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers, UT Austin.

Ng Yi-Sheng  is a Singaporean poet, fictionist, playwright, researcher and activist. His books include the speculative fiction collection  Lion City , the best-selling non-fiction work  SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century , and the poetry collections  last boy  (winner of the Singapore Literature Prize),  Loud Poems for a Very Obliging Audience  and  A Book of Hims . Additionally, he has translated Wong Yoon Wah’s  The New Village  and co-edited national and regional anthologies such as  GASPP: a Gay Anthology of Singapore Poetry and Prose ,  Eastern Heathens , and  Heat .  He is currently a PhD student at NTU. He tweets and Instagrams at @yishkabob.

Ng Yi-Sheng is a Singaporean poet, fictionist, playwright, researcher and activist. His books include the speculative fiction collection Lion City, the best-selling non-fiction work SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century, and the poetry collections last boy (winner of the Singapore Literature Prize), Loud Poems for a Very Obliging Audience and A Book of Hims. Additionally, he has translated Wong Yoon Wah’s The New Village and co-edited national and regional anthologies such as GASPP: a Gay Anthology of Singapore Poetry and Prose, Eastern Heathens, and Heat.

He is currently a PhD student at NTU. He tweets and Instagrams at @yishkabob.

Patricia Karunungan  is a graduate student at Nanyang Technological University. Her research concerns contemporary Southeast Asian novels, particularly how postmodernist strategies of narration negotiate relationships between past and present. She co-edited the anti-realist fiction anthology  this is how you walk on the moon . Her poems, short stories, and essays have appeared in publications like  LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction ,  SG Poems 2017-2018 ,  Get Lucky: An Anthology of Philippine and Singapore Writings  and  The Undergraduate Library.

Patricia Karunungan is a graduate student at Nanyang Technological University. Her research concerns contemporary Southeast Asian novels, particularly how postmodernist strategies of narration negotiate relationships between past and present. She co-edited the anti-realist fiction anthology this is how you walk on the moon. Her poems, short stories, and essays have appeared in publications like LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, SG Poems 2017-2018, Get Lucky: An Anthology of Philippine and Singapore Writings and The Undergraduate Library.


VENUE: Sing Lit Station
ADDRESS: 22 Dickson Road, #02-01, Singapore 209506
EVENT WEBSITE: Sing Lit Station

DATE AND TIME
29 Jun 2019, 5.30pm–7pm

Earlier Event: June 21
StoryFest 2019: 21–24 Jun 2019