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5 November 2021 - 27 November 2021

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Singapore Writers Festival

06

Nov

Sat

3:00pm - 4:00pm | SISTIC Live

A bowl of hot milky laksa, a tall tower of ice kachang, a jar of pineapple tarts. Mouth watering yet? This conversation is set to invoke a sense of pleasure in every foodie. We ask some festival authors about the joys of writing about food. What are some of their personal guilty pleasures?

Speaker(s): Chawadee Nualkhair, Christopher Tan, Lara Lee

Moderator(s): Sarah Huang Benjamin

06

Nov

Sat

7:00pm - 8:00pm | SISTIC Live

Can a breathtaking, heart-stopping, tear-inducing love story start with a “Selamat Pagi”, “Sawasdee ka” or “Kamusta”? How about adventures that begin on the back of a motorcycle speeding on country dirt roads? Join these authors as they share what it takes to enrapture our inner romantics without looking too far from home.

Speaker(s): Dawn Lanuza, Yangsze Choo, Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie

Moderator(s): Imran Hashim

06

Nov

Sat

9:30pm - 10:00pm | SISTIC Live

Join these storytellers late in the night as they share stories of when things go bump in the dark. Hear stories about undead beings that lurk behind banana trees. Watch Rosemarie Somaiah read “The Child Abandoned” from Waking the Dead and Other Horror Stories by Yvette Tan and Grace Kalaiselvi read “The Photo” from The Real Ghost Stories of Borneo 4 by Aammton Alias at your own peril.

Update: The 6 Nov live streaming session has been shifted to a pre-recorded session for later broadcast during the festival and / or will be available on VOD. Please stay tuned for an announcement of the new date(s) that this will be available for viewing. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

Speaker(s): Grace Kalaiselvi, Rosemarie Somaiah

10

Nov

Wed

7:00pm - 8:00pm | SISTIC Live

Do popular genres in comics such as horror or superheroes only seek to entertain? How should comics tackling difficult topics and histories regard their reader? This panel considers the guilt and pleasures that we associate with comics, and examine our misconceptions and assumptions towards this storytelling form.

Speaker(s): 黄珮珊 (Huang Pei-Shan), K.S., Tian Veasna

Moderator(s): CT Lim

13

Nov

Sat

10:00am - 11:00am | SISTIC Live

Southeast Asia boasts some of the most diverse biospheres in the world. Southeast Asia also has some of the highest rates of deforestation and pollution in the world. Join these festival speakers as they discuss writing about nature and the environment against a backdrop of destruction and devastation.

Speaker(s): Esther Vincent Xueming, Pitchaya Sudbanthad, Rina Garcia Chua

Moderator(s): Olivia Choong

13

Nov

Sat

7:00pm - 8:00pm | SISTIC Live

Do you knock before entering an empty hotel room? What do you do when someone calls your name in the dark? Southeast Asia's many superstitions range from cautionary tales to downright odd practices. Uncover intriguing superstitions and how these curious beliefs were woven into the authors’ fantastical worlds.

Speaker(s): Hoa Pham, Jocelyn Suarez

Moderator(s): Nuraliah Norasid

13

Nov

Sat

9:30pm - 10:00pm | SISTIC Live

Join these storytellers late in the night as they share stories of when things go bump in the dark. Hear stories about undead beings that lurk behind banana trees. Watch Kamini Ramachandran read “The Queen” from Apple & Knife by Intan Paramaditha and Roger Jenkins read “44 Cemetery Road” from Scream to the Shadows by Tunku Halim at your own peril.

Speaker(s): Kamini Ramachandran, Roger Jenkins