Please donate to our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the festival! All your contributions will go toward paying the writers and for professional photo/videography to record this inaugural event. Check out the very interesting incentives for our backers. Hear Cyril Wong, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Verena Tay, Haresh Sharma, and Jason Erik Lundberg introduce themselves in the video. Please donate generously. We’re shooting for USD 6000. You can help us get there and beyond!
A word from our festival co-chairs, Paul and Jee:
For three days in October (Oct 10th to 12th, 2014), sixteen Singapore writers will converge on New York City to share their exciting works. It is a wonderful opportunity to hear and engage with the most distinctive voices of the island-state, which celebrates its 50th year of independence next year. The Singapore Literature Festival will help deepen the dialogue between East and West, between Asia and America.
The festival will take place in various locations around New York City including 92nd Street Y, NYU Writers House, Book Culture, and McNally Jackson.
Ten writers will be flying in from Singapore, to be joined by six writers based in the US. The exciting line-up: Alfian Sa’at, Alvin Pang, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Christine Chia, Colin Goh and Yen Yen Woo, Cyril Wong, Haresh Sharma, Jason Erik Lundberg, Joshua Ip, Kirstin Chen, Ovidia Yu, Pooja Nansi, Tania De Rozario, Verena Tay, and Wena Poon.
We need your support to make this dream come true. We are a group of volunteers, Singaporean writers and creatives who are proud to call New York City home. We have secured sponsorship for the costs of mounting the festival. The writers have received partial funding for their airfare and are willing to make up the difference, even if it means crashing on someone’s couch. As the organizers, we want to help our writers by raising funds for them. Your donation will go toward paying the writers. It will also pay for professional video recording and photography, so that the readings and conversations will be preserved and made available for future use.
Please contribute generously to our Kickstarter campaign. We have come up with some fantastic rewards for various levels of sponsorship. How would you like to own a piece of art by one of our writers? Or have your name written into a poem or story? You can show your support by contributing an amount as large as $1000 or as small as $10. Every dollar counts.
Make history with us by supporting this independent literary venture!
Paul Rozario-Falcone and Jee Leong Koh
Co-chairs of Singapore Literature Festival
If you would like to support the festival in any way, please contact Paul Rozario-Falcone (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jee Leong Koh (email@example.com).