Singapore Writers Festival 2012

Highlights: Opening Weekend Of Singapore Writers Festival 2012

Singapore Writers Festival 2012

1 November 2012, Singapore – The Singapore Writers Festival returns from tomorrow till 11 November exploring the theme of Origins. We share some of the highlights for the opening weekend.  For ticketing information, click here.


Saturday 3 November

Panel: The Peranakan Wields the Pen

11.30am to 12.30pm at Ixora, The Peranakan Museum | Festival Pass

Peranakan authors Desmond Sim, Josephine Chia and Walter Woon discuss the characteristics of this rich and unique culture.


Panel: Of Book Awards and Best Sellers

2.30pm to 3.30pm at Pavillion, Campus Green in Singapore Management University | Festival Pass

Join critically acclaimed writers Shin Kyung-Sook, Michael Cunningham and Brian Castro as they share the impact of winning literary awards.


Meet The Author: Shin Kyung-Sook

4pm – 5pm at Ixora in The Peranakan Museum | Festival Pass

The first female author to win the Man Asian Literary Prize this year, Shin Kyung-Sook shares more about her award-winning work, ‘Please Look After Mom’ and why she is known as the new voice of her generation.

Sunday 4 November

Panel: Dramatic Endings

11.30am to 12.30pm at Exhibition Gallery 2 Basement, The National Museum of Singapore | Festival Pass

Join playwrights Candace Chong, Chong Tze Chien and Jean Tay as they talk about the arduous yet rewarding creative process of taking their ideas from script to stage.  How does it feel to let it all go, and leave one’s text in the hands of directors.


Panel: Writing Gleefully

2.30pm to 3.30pm at Pavillion at Campus Green in Singapore Management University | Festival Pass

Jonathan Lim, Prem Anand and Mr Brown uncover the magic behind creating laugh-out-spoofs with the creators of Chestnuts, The Noose and the popular Mr. Brown.


Panel: Lip-Smacking, Finger-Licking Good Writing!

4pm to 5pm at The Salon, National Museum of Singapore | Festival Pass

Lesslie Tay, Sylvia Tan and Brad Lau (Lady Iron Chef) weigh in Singapore’s primary passion, the role of the critic and where they see the nation’s food culture heading.


Panel: Growing Up is Tough – Or is It?

5.30pm to 6.30pm at The Salon at National Museum of Singapore | Festival Pass

Monique Truong, Mike Foley and Ahmad Fuadi deliberate about childhood as a rich source of literary inspiration as they share their popular coming-of-age stories, shaped by growing pains, family ties and first loves. Moderated by Neil Humphreys, author of the new book ‘Return to a Sexy Island’ which is giving away.  See the end of this post for more details.

Marina Mahathir In Conversation with Catherine Lim

Marina Mahathir
Marina Mahathir

2.30pm to 3.30pm at The Salon in National Museum of Singapore | Festival Pass

Meet two leading writers and social commentators as they talk about what it means to use the written word to engage in civic society.  How do they deal with naysayers and critics and what keeps them awake at night?




We are picking three winners who would get a SWF pack worth over S$50 which comprises:

1. $10 voucher ($10)
2. SWF Tote bag ($12)
3. SWF Bookmark
4. SWF lanyard
5. SWF badge
6. SWF Festival Pass ($15)
7. Signed copy of Neil Humpreys new book, Return to a Sexy Island ($19.90)

Question:  Which panel discussion is for women only and name one featured author in this panel?

To participate ‘like’ the SWF Facebook page and retrieve the answer to the question.

Email your answers with your name, contact number to [email protected].

We will pick the winners later tonight at 11.59pm and winners will be notified by email.


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