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The Singapore Literature Festival 2014 is proud to offer 8 events to festival goers. Three events are ticketed; three events are free and open to the public; and two events are by invitation only.

 

Three ticketed events:

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Guest registration begins at 1.45pm, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street), New York, NY. Event takes place in Warburg Lounge on Ground Floor

1. Rich Words, Poor Words (Ticketed). Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Joshua Ip and Wena Poon, introduced by Rohan Kamicheril

2:00 – 3:00 pm, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street), New York, NY. Event takes place in Warburg Lounge on Ground Floor.

The growing divide between haves and have-nots is of concern around the world. How does language reinforce or bridge this divide? This reading explores the relationship between class, ethnicity and language. The writers will sign books after the reading.

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2. The Twenty-First Century Family (Ticketed). Christine Chia, Colin Goh and Kirstin Chen, introduced by Monique Truong

3:30 – 4:30 pm, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street), New York, NY. Event takes place in Warburg Lounge on Ground FloorFrom extended to nuclear to blended, the modern family is evolving in reaction to enormous social pressures and urgent individual needs. What will the twenty-first century family be like? The writers in this reading respond to the dynamics of this long revolution. The reading is followed by a book signing.

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3. The Politics of Love (Ticketed). Cyril Wong, Pooja Nansi and Tania De Rozario, introduced by Don Weise

5:00 – 6:00 pm, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street), New York, NY. Event takes place in Warburg Lounge on Ground Floor.

Be prepared to get hot under the collar. This reading introduces authors whose writings revolve around love, desire and relationships. The writers will sign books after the reading.

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Three free and open-to-the-public events:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

1. Singapore and Freedom of Expression: a Soapbox Series roundtable discussion at Adelphi University (Pre-Festival Event; Free and Open to All) Alfian Sa’at, Colin Goh, Haresh Sharma, Tania De Rozario and Yen Yen Woo, moderated by Martha Cooley and Craig Carson

3:00 – 4:30 pm, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Friday, October 10, 2014

2. Generations and Genres (Free and Open to All). Cyril Wong, Haresh Sharma and Verena Tay, introduced by April Heck

2:00 – 4:00 pm, NYU’s Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 W 10th Street (bet. 5th and 6th Avenues), New York, NY

Since 1965, the year of national independence, Singapore literature has developed into a vibrant and diverse corpus of writings. In this reading, writers from different generations read from their work in drama, fiction and poetry, and discuss the growth of the literary tradition. The reading is followed by a book signing, and a reception hosted by Writers House.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

3. Reading Culture (Free and Open to All). Christine Chia, Joshua Ip, Jason Erik Lundberg, Verena Tay and Yen Yen Woo, introducer to be announced

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Book Culture Bookstore, 536 W 112th Street (bet. Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue), New York, NY

Books are mostly read in private. The sharing of books, however, builds reading communities. Through reviewing, re-imagining and re-telling, we become citizens of a republic of letters. Reading itself becomes the focus of this reading by writers deeply concerned with this most solitary of social actions. The writers will sign books after the reading.

Two by-invitation-only events:

Friday, October 10, 2014

1.  The Local Cosmopolitan (Opening Party – by invitation only). Alfian Sa’at, Alvin Pang, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Kirstin Chen and Wena Poon, introduced by Jason Koo

7:00 – 9:00 pm, Book Culture Bookstore, 536 W 112th Street (bet. Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue), New York, NY

Can a writer be both cosmopolitan in outlook and local in orientation? Marking the official opening of the festival, this reading showcases work that travels between home and the world. The reading is followed by a book signing and a reception.

Please email info[at]singaporeliteraturefestival.com for invitations.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

2. Encore (Closing Party – by invitation only). Alfian Sa’at, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Christine Chia, Cyril Wong, Haresh Sharma, Jason Erik Lundberg, Joshua Ip, Pooja Nansi, Tania De Rozario, Verena Tay and Wena Poon, introducer to be announced

7:00 – 9:00 pm, McNally Jackson Bookstore, 52 Prince Street (bet. Lafayette and Mulberry Streets), New York, NY

Literature has its roots in the oral tradition, in song, gossip, lullaby, and prayer. This reading returns the written word to its magical, hopeful and inspirational spoken origins. The reading is followed by a book signing and a reception.

Please email info[at]singaporeliteraturefestival.com for invitations.