#BuySingLit

#BuySingLit is an industry-led movement to celebrate stories from Singapore. Advocating ‘Buy Local, Read Our World’, homegrown book publishers, retailers and literary non-profits have come together to encourage more people to discover and embrace Singapore’s literature. Through buying and reading local works, you support the writers who bear witness to our lives, as well as the businesses in our community that deliver these stories to us. Most of all, you will experience the profound joy of unravelling the multi-faceted world around you.

September 2021 - April 2022

Organised by:
#BuySingLit Working Committee

Supported by:
National Arts Council
Chinese Language and Cultural Fund

Read Our World | 读本土情 | Bacalah Budaya Kita | நம் உலகம் அறிக

In an effort to raise awareness and deepen one’s appreciation for Singapore Literature in the mother tongue languages (Chinese, Malay and Tamil), My Sing Lit presents a series of literary events to encourage Singaporeans to ‘Read Our World’. Commissioned by #BuySingLit, an industry-led year-round movement that celebrates stories from Singapore, Singapore Book Council presents My Sing Lit to showcase a variety of literary events and activities for the young and old to explore, embrace and enjoy the written stories by our homegrown writers. 

Be part of the Sing Lit community and Read Our World, in your mother tongues. 

15

Sep

Wed

Video Rujukan (Resource videos)

Perlukan bahan-bahan untuk kenali Puisi Melayu? Tonton video-video pendek ini yang menampilkan penyair tempatan Farihan Bahron dan Dr Noridah Kamari. Bahan-bahan ini akan memberi pengenalan ringkas tentang Puisi Melayu serta alat-alat sastera seperti rima, ritma dan simbol. Di akhir setiap video, anda boleh cuba aktiviti latihan dan uji daya kefahaman anda!

Tonton video rujukan dan muat turun lembaran aktiviti yang telah disediakan.

Speaker(s): Farihan Bahron, Dr Noridah Kamari

15

Nov

Tue

Persembahan melalui Teater Digital (Digital Theatre Performance)

PUISIRAMA 2021 mengupas tiga kuntum puisi: Angkara Gelimang Dadah karya Faridah Taib, Topeng karya Khaziah Yem dan Nyonya Muda karya Kamaria Buang; dan kesemuanya kemudian diadaptasikan ke pentas teater oleh para pemuisinya sendiri. Pengarah Azman Shariff, Amirul Asri dan Roslan Daud menggarap dan menterjemahkan setiap puisi menerusi watak-watak yang dicipta dalam analisa teater. Hasilnya membuahkan kesinambungan tiga genre seni yang berbeza interpretasinya, tetapi menepati sasaran dan mesej yang utuh serta memelihara keindahan puisi dan tujuannya.

Speaker(s): Various Writers and Artists

08

Mar

Tue

Melalui Zoom (Via Zoom)

Mengapakah penulis mengarang puisi dan bagaimanakah caranya untuk anda menghasilkan karya puisi yang baik? Kem menulis puisi ini dikendalikan berdasarkan tanggapan bahawa penulisan yang paling menarik bermula selepas draf pertama, dan pentingnya untuk terus berlatih supaya karya anda menjadi lebih baik!

Speaker(s): Hamed Ismail, Suratman Markasan, Farihan Bahron, Khairool Haque

04

Dec

Sat

Online via Zoom

This programme is co-presented with City Book Room

Time: 10am to 11.30am (SGT)

Recommended for participants aged 16 years old and above

 

身体与写诗

【 梁海彬带领学员 90 分钟的行动与写诗的身心活动 】

 

内容简介:

我们多久未曾

好好感受自己的身心

腾出时间

体察身体的律动

体会身体的节奏

 

在【诗与身体工作坊】

我们一起

观察

观照

最日常的身体

最直观的诗意

 

当我们潜入深海

让身体重啓自觉

让身体重获知觉

我们将一同探索

发掘丶发觉

诗的各种可能

 

在虚拟的平台上

奉献实体的身心

把自身的影子投射在屏幕

在虚拟和实体空间的重叠下

以诗相遇

 

*参与者尽量穿着宽松舒适的服饰,方便行走坐卧;也应在房内腾出能够移动的空间

*参与者必须带上写作工具;创作时无论手写或打字皆可,最后我们会一起分享彼此的创作

 

About the session:

How long has it been

Since we slow down to feel

Our body

To take time and study it

To experience its rhythm and pulses

 

In this “Poetry and Body” workshop

Let us study and observe

Our ordinary bodies

Our everyday poeticness

 

As we dive into

The conscious body

The perceived body

As we dive into the feeling body

Let’s discover and uncover

Possibilities of poetry

 

As the virtual meets the physical

Lend our shadows to each other

As we share and connect through our screens

 

*Participants are encouraged to dress in light clothings comfortable for moving about

*Participants are encouraged to prepare writing materials for poetry writings

 

导师简介:

梁海彬 是文字工作者,亦是剧场工作者。他的文字创作往往以资料蒐集为本,从社会议题和人性状态出发,然后以不同的文学载体(小说、散文、诗歌、剧评、剧本)呈现创作。著有散文集《房间絮語》和短篇小说集《大海的人》。

 

About the facilitator:

Neo Hai Bin is currently a writer and a theatre practitioner. His literary practice involves research works in social issues and the human condition, which then translates into different forms of literary expressions: scripts, prose, critiques or short stories. 

Speaker(s): 梁海彬 Neo Hai Bin

04

Dec

Sat

Online via Zoom

This programme is co-presented with Maha Yu Yi

Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm (SGT)

Recommended for 4-8 years old 

 

内容简介:

《我的守护熊2 – 真正的超级英雄》– 让本地绘本作家李文良告诉我们霸凌事件发生的原因,带领我们跟着故事主角艾伦,一起学习在面对问题时如何成为真正的英雄!参与活动的小朋友也可以画出自己心目中的英雄!

您也会收到一张 $5 电子书券购买 Sing Lit titles (新加坡作家的著作)。我们会在12月3日把故事活动的链接发给您。

 

About the session:
Join author-illustrator Josef Lee for a storytelling session.《我的守护熊2 - 真正的超级英雄》deals with bullying and what it means to be a hero. Participants will also get to draw their very own superhero! This session is in Mandarin and is conducted via zoom. 

You will also receive a $5 Gift Card to purchase Sing Lit titles (titles written by Singapore authors) and the zoom link for the storytelling session will be sent to you on 3 December.

 

导师简介:

新加坡新锐绘本作、画家李文良(Josef Lee)从2008年起便着手创作属于成人的童话故事,在网上分享创作,至今已经累积了18 篇绘本故事。Josef 的画风及题材多元,但唯一不变的是他的创作中总是饱含着丰富的情感,充满着细腻的人生观察。
在2016年,因为作品《Wake Me Up at Happyland》在网上暴红,Josef 过后并以群众幕资的方式出版了第一本绘本。这本绘本随后也推出了中文版本,2017年底也出版改编小说版本。另一个作品《The Boy Who Caught The Sea》也在中国以《抓住大海的男孩》无字绘本的形式推出,成为了"几米漫画公众号"力荐作品。这个作品也将被改编为一个"儿童舞台剧",在中国个大城市演出。

 

About the facilitator:

Josef Lee is a Singaporean picture-book writer / artist and his illustrated short stories have been shared online on his blog, 'Josef Lee's Bedtime Stories for Adults' since 2008. Till date, he has created 18 picture-stories.
In April 2017, Josef successfully published his first picture-book-'Wake Me Up At Happyland' via a crowdfunding campaign. Since then, his works have attracted the attention of various publishers from Taiwan and China. Within 2 years, he has published a total of 9 picture-books and 1 novel adaptation. Another of his work is currently being adapted into a children's play in China, and slated to be performed all around China.

 

 

 

Speaker(s): 李文良 Josef Lee

04

Dec

Sat

Online via Zoom

This programme is co-presented with Maha Yu Yi

Time: 3pm to 4pm (SGT)

Recommended for 4-8 years old 

 

 内容简介:

好多人戴口罩时都觉得很不开心,欢欢和乐乐决定为大家做些事……敏宝老师要告诉我们两位热心小朋友的故事,还会跟大家一起设计独一无二的快乐口罩!

您也会收到一张 $5 电子书券购买 Sing Lit titles (新加坡作家的著作)。我们会在12月3日把故事活动的链接发给您。

 

About the session:
Everyone appears unhappy having to wear a mask. Huan Huan and Le Le decide to do something about it. Join 敏宝老师 as she tells us what the two kids do and have fun designing your own mask! This session is in Mandarin and is conducted via zoom.

You will also receive a $5 Gift Card to purchase Sing Lit titles (titles written by Singapore authors) and the zoom link for the storytelling session will be sent to you on 3 December.

 

导师简介:

敏宝是一名剧场工作,参与演出和教学工作。曾参演多部儿童剧,如小问号系列(《小问号和探险家》、《小问号和没名字》、《小问号和移山人》)《我要上天的那一晚》,也参与实践剧场“儿歌新唱计划“的表演者,给小朋友讲故事唱儿歌。敏宝目前也在新加坡各大中小学和组织做教学工作,并致力于教导与推广儿童戏剧教育。

 

About the facilitator:

Mun Poh is a theatre practitioner, performer and educator. She has been in many TYA(Theatre of Young Audiences) productions such as The wee Question Mark series, Day I Met the Prince, ImmortalX among others. She is also a performer and storyteller in The Nursery Rhymes Project under The Theatre Practice. As strong advocate for children’s drama education, she performed and taught in many schools and organizations in Singapore.

 

 

 

 

Speaker(s): 敏宝 Mun Poh

04

Dec

Sat

Hybrid

This programme is co-presented with City Book Room

Time: 3pm to 5pm (SGT)

Recommended for participants aged 16 years old and above

 

内容简介:

一个罐头封藏异乡的味道,一块肥皂擦拭雪花的飘飘,一只公仔鼓动童年的嬉笑,一
条橡皮筋系绑日子的奇妙。东西是我们存在的条件,写作其实不需天涯海角,就从这
些生活中的物质构造,打磨属于自己的文字光泽。带上一样日常的东西,然后跟着《
小东西》作者黄凯德,一起体验写东西的情趣。

 

About the session:
Follow Wong Koi Tet, the author of Little Things(小东西), to navigate through the material
sensibilities of our daily lives. In this two-hours workshop, Wong Koi Tet will share his
experiences in Chinese prose-writing and how to transform mundane objects into literary
themes. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own little things and collectively
explore the hidden stories within them.

 

导师简介:

黄凯德,48岁,目前为南洋理工大学中文系兼职讲师,主要教授现代文学和创意写作的相关课程。自新加坡国立大学毕业,后来获得南大硕士文凭,过去在报馆任职记者长达7年。曾与友人开办影视制作公司,并常为本地报章杂志撰写专栏。2015年获选成为南大中文系驻校作家,2020年获得新加坡文学奖(小说类与非小说类)。现已出版的作品包括:《跳死为止。》(文集,1995年)、《修订版》(诗集,1996年)、《代志》(散文与短篇小说集,2004年)、《又暗又光亮》(文化评论集,2015年)、《三四行》(半诗集,2016年)、《dakota》(地方散文书写,2018)、《豹变》(短篇小说集,2019)。

 

About the facilitator:

Wong Koi Tet, 48, is currently a part-time lecturer with NTU Chinese department teaching modern Chinese literature and creative writing courses. Graduated BA from NUS and MA from NTU, he was previously a journalist with the local Chinese newspaper for 7 years and has been writing in different literary genres since his junior college years. Appointed as the NTU-NAC Writer-in-residence in the first half of 2015, he has published seven books: Till Death, We Dance (prose collection, 1995), Revised Edition (poetry, 1996), Incidents (prose and short-story collection, 2004), So Dark The Brightness (socio-cultural essays, 2015), Three or Four Lines (poetic verse collection, 2016), dakota (local chronicle, 2018), Black Panther (short-story collection, 2019). He won the Singapore Literary Prize in both fiction and non-fiction categories in 2020.

 

Speaker(s): 黄凯德 Wong Koi Tet

04

Dec

Sat

Online via Zoom

This programme is co-presented with Maha Yu Yi

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm (SGT)

Recommended for 4-8 years old 

 

 内容简介:

快加入一红老师充满欢乐和趣味的说故事活动,跟活泼可爱的独角兽一起有节奏地舞动起来!

您也会收到一张 $5 电子书券购买 Sing Lit titles (新加坡作家的著作)。我们会在12月3日把故事活动的链接发给您。

 

About the session:
Actions, rhymes and unicorns - join 红老师 in this fun-filled and interactive storytelling session! This session is in Mandarin and is conducted via zoom.

You will also receive a $5 Gift Card to purchase Sing Lit titles (titles written by Singapore authors) and the zoom link for the storytelling session will be sent to you on 3 December.

 

导师简介:

刘一红是一名中文教师,拥有7年教学经验。她擅长讲故事,总是能够用她富有趣味和创意的演绎方式把孩子们带进色彩缤纷的童话世界。

 

About the facilitator:

Low Yi Hong is a Chinese teacher who has taught pre-school children from 3-7 years old in the past 7 years. She excels in storytelling and is always able to engage children with her interesting and creative performance.

 

Speaker(s): 一红老师 Low Yi Hong