Singapore Writers Festival 2015

EVENT: Singapore Writers Festival 2015
PROGRAMME: EYE/FEEL/WRITE: Experiments in Ekphrasis I Talks & Conferences
DATE: 1st November 2015, Sunday
TIME: 11am – 1pm
DURATION: 120mins
VENUE: National Gallery, Singapore Courtyard


After writers were inspired by artworks at Singapore Art Museum to produce last year’s texts, editor Desmond Kon has invited another 10 distinguished authors this year: Alfian Sa’at, Chow Teck Seng, Divya Victor, Eric Tinsay Valles, Gwee Li Sui, Jerrold Yam, Latha, Lee Tzu Pheng, Leong Liew Geok and Yong Shu Hoong. They will respond to heritage artworks at the new National Gallery Singapore. Hear them read their pieces, which would be compiled in an anthology to be launched at the SWF.

Eye Feel Write

This session, hear Alfian Sa’at, Eric Tinsay Valles, Divya Victor, Gwee Li Sui and Jerrold Yam read their pieces. National Gallery curator, Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, will also provide insight into each artwork on this walking tour.

For Festival Pass for this tour, visit the SWF website at www.singaporewritersfestival.com/.
EYE/FEEL/WRITE is limited to 30 participants only, register by 6pm of 31st October 2015.
*News Release via an Embassy Announcement; All images by SWF

Alice Munro: On making sacrifices

It’s certainly true that when I was young, writing seemed to me so important that I would have sacrificed almost anything to it … Because I thought of the world in which I wrote — the world I created — as somehow much more enormously alive than the world I was actually living in. As you get older your rampaging need to write diminishes a bit. You have to face the amazing fact that you’re probably going to die, at some time, anyway. So everything you do in your life then seems more relative because it’s just part of your life.

Alice Munro is the 110th Nobel Laureate for Literature since 1901.  [Via The Atlantic]