Check Out Our SWF Highlights!

4-20 November | Various Locations | $30 (SWF Festival Pass)

We are co-presenting the SEA Focus festival track at the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF)! SEA Focus features the best and latest of Southeast Asian literature across a wide range of topics:

i) Widen your range of reading and bring lesser-heard voices to your bookshelf in "Decolonise Your-s(h)elf".
ii) Go interdisciplinary and create your graphic poem in "Graphopoetics: Going Beyond Words*". 
iii) Examine how award-winning writers create a credible sci-fi setting in Southeast Asia in "A Southeast Asian Map for the Science Fiction Future".
iv) Meet the minds behind Southeast Asian fiction's bad guys in "The Big and Bad: Who Rules The SEA?".

*Ticketed Separately 

SWF Highlight: The Mindful SEA Translator

12 November, Saturday, 7pm to 10pm (SGT) | Asian Civilisations Museum, Demonstration Room | $25, $20 for SWF Festival Pass holders, students and seniors.

Discover the nuances and sensitivities of translating with Nguyễn An Lý, who has translated Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, and poetry from The Lord of the Rings from English to Vietnamese. She has also received the PEN Translates award for translating Thuận's Chinatown from Vietnamese to English.

Whether you are translating Southeast Asian literature for an English audience, or English literature for a Southeast Asian audience, you can count on An Lý's insight to help you develop your work with accuracy and sensitivity.

SWF Highlight: An SWF Tribute to Mohamed Latiff Mohamed

20 November, Sunday, 11am to 12.30pm (SGT) | The Arts House, Chamber | Free Admission.

SWF pays tribute to the late literary pioneer Mohd Latiff Mohd in this special programme. The Cultural Medallion recipient and three-time Singapore Literature Prize winner sadly passed away recently at the age of 72. Join us as we celebrate Cikgu Latiff’s life and works through his poetry, music and a sharing on his books.

Co-organised by Dr Azhar Ibrahim, Malay Language Council of Singapore and Singapore Book Council.

Literary Translation Workshop

4 November (Access to coursework) | 6 December, Tuesday, 7pm to 10pm (SGT) | In-person, SBC Training Room | $450

Enjoy the best of both worlds as you develop your proficiency in literary translation! SBC is jointly presenting a two-part literary translation workshop with Tender Leaves Translation. It consists of online video courses and an in-person workshop with Shelly Bryant, who is a literary translator and the managing director of Tender Leaves Translation, a language services company that trains translators.

Cut your teeth on in-depth video coursework and get your brain jucies flowing in the workshop where you will receive professional and peer review feedback for your translation.

The Birth of a Book Concept

24 November, Thursday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm (SGT) | In-person, SBC Training Room | $60, $48 (Buddy tickets)

Draft your next attention-grabbing book cover with the guidance of Xavier Comas! Xavier is the founder of award-winning book cover design studio, Coverkitchen.

Get your brain jucies flowing in this workshop where you and your friends will learn to conceptualise a dynamic book cover based on an actual design assignment. Sharpen your pencils and power up your laptops!

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