2014 Related Events

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What Writing Means in Singapore. Readings and Discussion. Alvin Pang, Cyril Wong, and Jason Erik Lundberg.

7:00 – 8:30 pm, WORD Brooklyn, 126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY

What does the act of creative writing mean in a hyper-modern city-state where free expression cannot be taken for granted?  Three acclaimed authors from Singapore will read from their published work: Find out how they negotiate, subvert and push back against censorship, conservative community norms, corporate doublespeak and other barriers to free speech — in the process bootstrapping a literary culture that is thriving despite the odds.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Beyond Borders: Writing within and without one’s country. Discussion. Uche NdukaCordula Maria Rien Kuntari, Christine Chia, and Tania De Rozario. Moderated by Jeremy Tiang. Organised in conjunction with Kristiania.

7:00 – 8:30 pm, St. Mark’s Bookshop, 136 E 3rd Street, New York, NY

How does being inside or outside one’s own country affect one’s writing? Four writers discuss issues of nationality — from writing in exile, to feeling like an outsider in one’s own homeland. How porous are international borders, and in what ways do they constrain us?


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Singaporean and Singaporean American Playwriting: Two Perspectives. Readings and Discussion. Haresh Sharma, Damon Chua, and Mei-Ann Teo. Moderated by Peter Eckersall and Melissa Wansin Wong.

6:30 pm, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

In conjunction with New York City’s Singapore Literature Festival, join us for an evening of readings and discussion on contemporary Singaporean theatre and theatre makers working transnationally. The evening will feature excerpts of plays directed by Mei-Ann Teo from Damon Chua and Haresh Sharma, followed by the playwrights in brief discussion with CUNY Professor Peter Eckersall and Ph.D. Candidate Melissa Wansin Wong.