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🔥 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐋𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤! 🔥
Join Book A Writer and Sing Lit Station from 21 - 25 November for some thriller-seeking, hair-raising fun. Camp Lit is back and they’ve gone a bit…dark. 🦇
Come pull apart some of your favourite scary movies and stories in workshops led by writers Wayne Rée, Suffian Hakim and Joseph Tan. 🧛 Or maybe you’d like to work on some poetry with Natalie Wang and Jocelyn Suarez? 🐈⬛ If you prefer more long-form suspense thrillers, Neil Humphreys has got you covered. 🪓
Are you ready to get your scare on? 👻 Limited slots available, so make sure you head on over to singlitstation.com/camplit find out how you can join in! 🖤🔮
Let yourself be guided by the author of the national bestseller, 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘐𝘴 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘞𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘉𝘦 𝘈𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦: 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, Inez Tan, over 4 weeks in October to improve on your short story writing skills! ✍️ You will be introduced to thinking about stories in terms of four simple craft elements - tools and techniques that shape the reader's experience - that you’ll be able to use in your own writing.
No prior experience with story writing is required - just the willingness to trust your imagination and try something new as you tackle short writing prompts with others. 💞 This course will take place entirely online via Zoom and is free to members of National Library Singapore.
Click here for more information and to sign up: www.eventbrite.sg/e/short-story-writing-workshop-with-inez-tan-tickets-415713529357
𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸 is an ongoing series of conversations happening at the Epigram Coffee Bookshop at the Singapore Art Museum! ☕💬
Join Boey Kim Cheng as he reflects on 𝘉𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 13 years after its first publication in Australia and 5 years since the first Singaporean edition. 🤗 𝘉𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 orbits around themes of home, grief, and longing - all of which still feel pertinent even after a decade. Time after time, the coordinates of home shift, they aren’t always fixed. How do we map where home is and reconcile the loss of places and people? 🏡
Admission is free with registration. Limited spots are available, so sign up ASAP: epigram-booktalk5.peatix.com/
Good afternoon my fellow bibliophiles! It’s been a while since we had one of these Myth-busting Monday brain teasers. 🧠💢 Let’s see if you can get this right - remember, no cheating:
𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐞 or 𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐞: 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦, 𝘓𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘦 is a sequel to 𝘕𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘝𝘪𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯.
Whether you got it right or wrong, leave us a comment below with your favourite #SingLit rom-com! 💞
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Did you know that the Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival presented by Migrant Writers of Singapore is premiering a brand new play? 👀 Turn up at 2:20pm to watch 𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘥, featuring Akm Mazharul Abedin as Ali; Rachel Nip as Helen; Sonia Serrenade as Kelly. 🎭
Click below, or at the link to learn more about this free performance: fb.me/e/2go4ztaQd ⬅️
If you’re with us all day on 9 October for the Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival presented by Migrant Writers of Singapore, why not stay for our last event: a Mindfulness and Meditation session? 🤗
After a jam-packed day of talks and performances, let’s wind down together and take stock of the present moment before parting our separate ways. 💗
This participatory activity equips you with grounding practices that can be done anywhere. Whether you are out for a walk, riding the bus – maybe the story you are writing is getting intense – being in the present moment can help us find compassion towards ourselves and each other. 🫂
As always, click below to make sure you don’t miss out.
📣 Don’t forget, the Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival presented by Migrant Writers of Singapore and supported by Sing Lit Station is happening on 9 October!
𝘓𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘔𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦: Humour can be a powerful tool to hold space for difficult conversations while easing tension. Similarly poetry plays with words to draw out many meanings from a single line. In this reading, poets draw from a common attitude of play found in both poetry and humour to look at situations from a different perspective and empower a greater sense of control. As conversations around mental health tend to focus on negatives and difficulty, how can we instead look towards humour to strengthen our resilience? 💬
Follow through the event page below to automatically be reminded about this event! ⏰
“𝘉𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘸, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘢𝘵 𝘶𝘴, 𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘩𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘭𝘴. 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘯𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘥. 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘳.
𝘞𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘩𝘰𝘸. 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘺.
𝘐𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯, 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥.”
- Ng Yi-Sheng, ‘Lion City’
A man learns that all the animals at the Zoo are robots. A secret terminal in Changi Airport caters to the gods. A prince falls in love with a crocodile. A concubine is lost in time. The island of Singapore disappears. 🤖🐊👸 These are the unique tales of 𝘓𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺, the first collection of short fiction by award-winning poet and playwright Ng Yi-Sheng. Infused with myth, magical realism and sci-fi, each of these tales invites the reader to see our home in a new and fantastical light. 📘✨
Get your copy now from Epigram Books or the National Library Singapore!
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Mark it down! The Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival presented by Migrant Writers of Singapore and supported by Sing Lit Station is back! 💃
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘐𝘴 𝘔𝘦: 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘔𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩: Everyone has a story to tell. Be they migrant or local, professional writer or not. In this programme, storytellers celebrate the everyday and the commonplace. By paying attention to the little things, one can reflect on their emotional well-being and bring new perspectives to light. ❤️🩹
Featuring: Claire Betita de Guzman, Dimple Kaur, Mahita Vas, Sumun Biswas! Click below to find out more! ⬇️
Just 𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐖𝐄𝐄𝐊 for you to get your ticket for 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦: 𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘐𝘯 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴: 𝘈 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘢 𝘛𝘢𝘺! 🤩 This workshop is the perfect opportunity to stretch your creative muscles, or burst through a writer’s block. Head on over to the event page below or learn more about the workshop and how to book your place. 🌺🖋️