Friday, October 31, 2014

Singapore Writers Festival

Happy Halloween and Day of the Dead!

For the time being, I'm still in Mexico City, updating the SOGI News page about events happening in the ILGA World Conference 2014. But I'll soon be in Singapore for this:

I'm currently involved in three events:

"All Art is Quite Useless"
1 Nov, Sat 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall
Featured authors: Ng Yi-Sheng, Darryl Wee, Lutfi Ishak
Moderated by: Edith Podesta

Reprising last year’s popular panel inspired by Oscar Wilde’s quip, we delve into the role of the arts in our daily lives. A source of insight, a distraction or a nice-to-have? You decide.

Loud Mouth Vol 1
3 Nov, Mon 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
SMU, Campus Green, Makeover Tent 

Loud Mouth Vol 1 celebrates eight dynamic spoken-word artists that have risen through the ranks of Singapore’s poetry slam scene during the past few years: Stephanie Chan, Jennifer Champion, Deborah Emmanuel, Nabilah Husna, Victoria Lim, Marc Nair, Ng Yi-Sheng and Charlene Shepherdson. These poets speak intimately and stridently, as they follow the traditional oral culture. 

Off the Page - Reads: Coffee Reads
9 Nov, Sun 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
SMU, Campus Green, Gazebo

Start the day with piping hot coffee and literary readings. Today’s reading puts the spotlight on Divya Victor, Ng Yi-Sheng, Chen Yu Yan, Latha, Golden Point Award winner Gu Xing Zi and Man Asian Literary Prize winner Miguel Syjuco.

Hope you can come! And yes, I will be using every opportunity I can to talk about homophobia and censorship.

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