PROGRAMME DETAILS

Achieving Utopia

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

2 Nov, Fri 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House (TAH), Gallery ll
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Patrick Williams

DESCRIPTION

In a world facing the threat of climate change and a reliance on technology, what would a perfect society look like to these three writers? Can there be a utopia that is achievable, or would that be a paradox? Three authors of speculative fiction ruminate on the concept of an ideal world, and whether one’s utopia can be another man’s dystopia. 

FEATURING

Jason Erik Lundberg

US - Singapore

Jason Erik Lundberg is the author and anthologist of more than 20 books for children and adults, and the founding editor of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction. In 2019, Epigram Books will release a “greatest hits” short-story collection spanning his 16-year career, and a new novella which received the 2013 Creation Grant from Singapore’s National Arts Council.

Jason Erik Lundberg is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Rachel Heng

Singapore

Rachel Heng is the author of the novel, Suicide Club. Her fiction has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, Prairie Schooner’s Jane Geske Award, and has been featured by Huffington Post, The Independent and Grazia. She is currently a James A. Michener Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.

Rachel Heng is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Thea Lim

Canada — Singapore

Thea Lim is the author of An Ocean of Minutes. Her short-form writing has appeared in The Guardian, Salon, National Post, LitHub, Electric Literature, The Southampton Review, Grist and others. She grew up in Singapore and lives in Toronto, where she is a professor of creative writing.

Thea Lim is featured in the following SWF event(s):