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's debut novel, Suicide Club, will be translated in nine languages worldwide and has been featured as a most anticipated summer read by ELLE, Gizmodo, Bitch Media, The Rumpus, NYLON and The Irish Times. Her short fiction has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and Prairie Schooner's Jane Geske Award, and has been published in Glimmer TrainThe OffingPrairie Schooner and elsewhere. Rachel is currently a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers, UT 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):

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