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Other Tongues: A Festival of Minority Voices


  • Sing Lit Station 22 Dickson Road Singapore, 209506 Singapore (map)
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Other Tongues is a Youth Poet Ambassador public programme. It is a literary festival that centers voices from minority communities in Singapore; voices that sometimes don't have space; voices that have some space, but could have more; voices we don't hear enough of. 

Other Tongues is invested in promoting diversity by encouraging and empowering 
young people from minority communities across language groups to participate actively in
the literary scene. We welcome everyone regardless of body-type, ability, gender, race, language or favourite instant noodle brand to come observe and learn from these conversations.

Sing Lit Station is proud to be a venue partner for the festival. We’ll be hosting the following programmes:

  • A Translingual Toolkit: a workshop by Alfian Sa'at (8 Dec, 10am–12pm)

  • Forget the Footnotes: a workshop by Balli Kaur Jaswal (8 Dec, 1pm–3pm)

  • Letters from an Otherness inside Otherness: a conversation feat. Norah Lea, Mrigaa Sethi, Muslim Sahib, moderated by Alfian Sa’at (8 Dec, 3.30pm–4.30pm)

  • What We Talk about when We don't talk about Race feat. Balli Kaur Jaswal, Nessa Anwar, Noor Effendy Ibrahim, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai, moderated by Haresh Sharma (8 Dec, 5pm–6pm)

  • Undercurrent - Emerging Eurasian Writers: a conversation feat. Celestia De Roza, Maria Kirsten Braberry, Shane Carroll, curated and moderated by Charlene Shepherdson (8 Dec, 6.15pm–7.15pm)


VENUE: Various
ADDRESS: Various
EVENT WEBSITE: Other Tongues

DATE AND TIME
7–8 Dec, various times

Earlier Event: December 7
Epigram Christmas Pop Up Store
Later Event: December 8
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