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Singapore Literature Conference 2019

  • NLB 100 Victoria Street Singapore, 188064 Singapore (map)
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Singapore Literature Conference 2019 is back again for its 2nd instalment. Organised by Poetry Festival Singapore.

Join this event to explore a wide range of perspectives and disciplines in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama!

Morning Session:

  • 8:45am-9:30am: Registration and morning snacks

  • 9:30am-9:45am: Guest of Honor's Opening Address by A/P Angelia Poon

  • 9:45am-10:30am: Conference Keynote Lecture: “Metamorphosis in Singapore Poetry” by Dr. Oliver Seet

  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Poetry & The World: "Traumas Big and Small in Edwin Thumboo’s migrant poems and Boey Kim Cheng’s After the Fire" by Mr. Eric Tinsay Valles; "Postcolonial Ecocriticism of Edwin Thumboo’s The Cough of Albuquerque" by Ms. Isabelle Lim, moderated by Mr. Eric Tinsay Valles

Afternoon Session:

  • 1:00pm-2:15pm: Plenary, Multilingual Session: "The Metamorphosis of Singapore Literature" feat. A/P Angelia Poon (English), Mr Elavazhagan Murugan (Tamil), Dr. Azhar Ibrahim (Malay), Dr. Tan Chee Lay (Chinese), moderated by Dr. Azhar Ibrahim

  • 2:15pm-3:00pm: Fiction That We Read: "Speculative Fiction as Slipstream: Gwee Li Sui’s The Myth of the Stone and Nuraliah Norasid’s The Gatekeeper" by A/P Gui Weihsin; "Singapore literature as world literature" by Dr. Nazry Bahrawi, moderated by Dr. Ng Chiew Hong

  • 3:00pm-3:45pm: Graphic Novels That Make Us Reflect: "Comics as a recuperative archive: Seeing absence inThe Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye" by Ms. Y-Lynn Ong; "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye" by Ms. Natalie Koh, moderated by Mr. Kevin Hing

  • 3:45pm-5:00pm - Stories That We Share feat. Mr. Ow Yeong Wai Kit, Dr. Dennis Yeo, Ms Eunice Lim Ying Ci, moderated by Mr. Ow Yeong Wai Kit


VENUE: National Library Board (Level 16, The Pod)
ADDRESS: 100 Victoria Street Singapore 188064
EVENT WEBSITE: Peatix (for registration)

DATE AND TIME
27 Jun 2019, 8.45am–5pm

Later Event: July 27
MEET-THE-AUTHOR: Jinny Koh