It's a wrap! Thank you for participating in Words Go Round 2023!
Check out our year-round school outreach programmes here or email us at [email protected] for customised workshops.

About Words Go Round

Commissioned by the National Arts Council, Words Go Round (WGR) is a school outreach programme that began in 2011 as part of the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), with the objective of bringing literary authors and programmes directly to students in our schools.

Now entering its 13th edition, WGR 2023 has expanded into a standalone, multilingual slate of programmes in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil, taking place from 20 March to 21 April. Schools can look forward to an exciting slate of programmes, with something on offer for students of all ages, from pre-school to JC/CI.

WGR seeks to

  • develop in students an awareness of and appreciation for our diverse cultural and literary heritage;
  • provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge and skills relevant to the English and Mother Tongue Language and Literature curricula;
  • foster creative expression and create opportunities for students to expand their engagement with literature both locally and globally

For WGR 2023, NAC has collaborated with the Singapore Book Council (for pre-school/primary school programmes) and Sing Lit Station (for secondary school/JC/CI programmes), to curate and present interactive talks and workshops by a diverse range of Singaporean and international speakers and writers.

All schools who have opted into the Tote Board Arts Grant 2023 may use the grant to subsidise up to 50% of the cost of all WGR programmes offered in 2023.

Join us in exploring the many imaginative worlds that literature can create!

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