Teacher Writers at the SWF

If you’ve bought the festival pass for the Singapore Writers Festival 2012 (it’s only $15), consider attending these sessions! Eric Tinsay Valles and Ann Ang are teacher writers. 🙂

1. 3 Nov (Sat) 2.30 -3.30 pm

Panel: The City as a Character

Featuring: Dave Chua, Eric Tinsay Valles, Jeet Thayil

Venue: The Salon, National Museum of Singapore (Capacity: 100)

Moderator: Aaron Lee

Traversing the colourful chaos of Mumbai and Manila to the hyper-urban landscape and heartlands of Singapore, this panel looks at works where the city is not a mere setting but a living, breathing character.

2. 5 Nov 2012 (Mon) 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bang My Car by Ann Ang

Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light by Verena Tay

Venue: Festival Pavillion, Campus Green, Singapore Management University Free Admission

Authors Ann Ang and Verena Tay read from their latest works. From Ann we have a Singaporean-to-the-core volume of short stories narrated in a mixture of Singlish and English through the figure of ‘Uncle’ and from Verena, her first collection of short stories, a spectrum of tales ranging from the supernatural to magic realism.

3. 7 Nov 2012 (Wed) 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

What I Talk About When I Talk About Music Featuring: Alvin Pang, Eric Tinsay Valles, Grace Chia Krakovic, Jason Erik Lundberg, Jason Wee, O Thiam Chin

Venue: Switch (NTUC Trade Union House) Free Admission

Curated by: Daren Shiau

Come for an evening reading of literary pieces inspired by music. The featured writers will be performing their work to tracks by artistes such as The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead.

4. 10 Nov 2012 (Sat) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Class Acts – Creative Voices from our Teachers

Venue: Switch (NTUC Trade Union House) Free Admission

Wonder what your ‘chers are penning while not correcting your scripts? Come hear them perform or read their very own poetry or stories in this exciting new event. Featured names include writer-teachers Laremy Lee, Heng Siok Tian, Gemma Pereira and Ann Ang, and many more. Enjoy an evening of poetry, narratives, music and drama as they bring their written works to life. Audience members will also get a chance to “vote” for which pieces they like while poet Yeow Kai Chai and academic Jennifer Crawford offer their witty critique as the official Sounding Board.

(Information taken from http://www.singaporewritersfestival.com/)

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