A History of Remembering and Forgetting
DATE / TIME
3 Nov, Sun
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
VENUEAsian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium
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This session is in English
In creating works rooted in history, it is natural for writers to consider stories that might have been left out of documentation or recollection. What is the extent of the creative liberty that writers can take with untold stories, especially stories of those underrepresented in the grand scheme of history? What do we need to be careful about when writing about the forgotten?
This session is made possible with the assistance of Literature Across Frontiers.
Basque country (Spain)
Harkaitz Cano has published books of poetry, short stories, novels and comics, as well as books for children. His work has been translated into a dozen languages. He performs his poetry and collaborates with artists, musicians, and theatre practitioners to produce works for the stage. http://www.harkaitzcano.comHarkaitz Cano is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Meira Chand's multi-cultural heritage is reflected in her nine novels. Her book, A Different Sky was long-listed for the Impac Dublin Award 2012, and was on Oprah Winfrey’s reading list. She has a PhD in creative writing and is involved in promoting young writers in Singapore.
Photo credit: Ng Sok Eng
Sujata Bhatt (born 1956) grew up in Pune but emigrated with her family to the United States in 1968. She studied in the USA receiving an MFA from the University of Iowa and went on to be writer-in-residence at the University of Victoria, Canada. More recently she was visiting fellow at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania. Her first collection, Brunizem, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) and the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award. Subsequent collections have been awarded a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and in 1991 she received a Cholmondeley Award.Sujata Bhatt is featured in the following SWF event(s):