2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC
September 28 – October 1, 2016

An independent biennial festival in New York City that brings together Singaporean and American authors and audiences for in-depth conversations about literature and society. 2016 highlights included an exciting opening night reading at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop; a panel on fictionalizing Southeast Asia moderated by Harold Augenbraum at Asia Society; a panel discussion of Sonny Liew’s graphic novel The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, a New York Times bestseller; and a Singapore theater showcase at the National Opera Center on Closing Night.

“Crossing Boundaries: Four Writers on Fictionalizing Southeast Asia” at Asia Society.

For more event videos, check out the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC YouTube channel.


Festival Art Commission

What The Merlion Sees

A festival commission, this image by artist and festival author Jason Wee is from a series of four works titled “What the Merlion Sees.”


Co-presented by:

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Sponsored by:

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