Second Saturdays Reading Series #5
Second Saturdays Reading Series

Second Saturdays Reading Series #5

Second Saturdays Reading Series #5 Written by Jee Leong Koh, Photos by Win Lubin and Paul Rozario-Falcone “A Room with a View” would be a more descriptive title for the reading on Saturday, July 12. Perched on the 14th floor of a building at the northeastern corner of Central Park, Win Lubin’s apartment offered bird’s … Continue reading »

Explaining a Thousand Cranes
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Explaining a Thousand Cranes

A poem “explaining a thousand cranes” by festival writer Joshua Ip is featured on the website Singapore Poetry. Joshua has kindly agreed to write a poem based on your name or a name of your suggestion, for a contribution to the festival’s Kickstarter campaign. Check out the poem, and then check out our fundraising campaign. … Continue reading »

SLF in The Straits Times
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SLF in The Straits Times

The Straits Times ran an article on #SingLitFestNYC in today’s papers! Thank you, Melissa Sim, for reporting on the festival and our Kickstarter campaign. Thank you, Cyril Wong, for scanning and sharing the article with us. Sixty-four wonderful literary angels have so far donated over 75% of our Kickstarter goal. Please continue to share our campaign so … Continue reading »

Fish Eats Lion!
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Fish Eats Lion!

It is not news when lion eats fish, but it is news when fish eats lion. That is the news-making title of a collection of Singapore’s best speculative fiction: sci-fi, fantasy, and mash-up of absurdism, police procedural, fairy tales, steam punk and political satire. Edited by festival writer Jason Erik Lundberg, himself the author of three … Continue reading »

Sold Out!
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Sold Out!

Christine Chia’s debut book of poems sold out its first printing before you can say its title “The Law of Second Marriages.” The second edition will be launched this summer with a new cover and a preface by another festival author Cyril Wong. In Wong’s view, “For all of Christine Chia’s unflinching inwardness and directness … Continue reading »

A Hundred Ways to Articulate Loss
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A Hundred Ways to Articulate Loss

Festival author Tania De Rozario is not only a passionate poet but also a talented artist. She has kindly donated three of her drawings to our Kickstarter campaign. These ink-on-paper works are from her series “A Hundred Ways to Articulate Loss.” One drawing has already been snapped up! Get yours before they are all gone!   … Continue reading »

Verena Tay’s Love Affair with Storytelling
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Verena Tay’s Love Affair with Storytelling

“I’ve always loved stories, real or fiction. As a child, I would read quaint fairy tales and novels about far away places. But I loved listening to my mother and aunts tell family stories even more. Strangely, the only folktale that I recall anyone ever telling me was Momotarosan. On maybe just two or three … Continue reading »

What Gives Us Our Names in French
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What Gives Us Our Names in French

Poet Alvin Pang’s prose collection What Gives Us Our Names is to be translated into French by Anne-Lise Marill. Ask him about the difference between writing poetry and prose at the Singapore Literature Festival in New York (Oct 10 – 12). “He’d gotten the idea from a book, not unlike the one you last read … Continue reading »