PROGRAMME DETAILS

Being Both a Critic and a Creative Writer

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

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

VENUE

The Arts House, Screening Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Kristina Tom

DESCRIPTION

Criticism and creative writing have a symbiotic relationship: each field is essential to the other in its development, and critics and creative writers usually have fruitful, if sometimes fraught, exchanges. These three panellists lead dual lives as both critics and writing practitioners; join them as they talk about the pros and the pitfalls of writing on both sides.

FEATURING

Gémino Abad

The Philippines

Gemino Abad is a poet, fictionist, literary critic, and an emeritus professor of literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines. In 2009, he received Italy’s Premio Feronia in the foreign author category for his poetry in English, later published in a bilingual edition, Dove le parole non si spezzano (2015). He has ten books of poems, two of short stories, and nine of critical essays, and has edited anthologies of Philippine poetry and short fiction in English.

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Philip Holden

Singapore

Philip Holden is a professor of English literature at the National University of Singapore and the author of several academic books and many scholarly essays on South-east Asian literatures. One of the editors of Writing Singapore, the most comprehensive anthology of Singapore literature in English, Philip also contributes articles to newspapers, and is active as a facilitator at literary events. His first collection of short stories, Heaven Has Eyes, was published in 2016.

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Daryl Lim is a poet and critic, who studied history with a focus on intellectual history and political thought. His first collection of poetry, A Book of Changes, was published in 2016. Daryl’s work has appeared in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Ceriph, POSKOD.SG, Drunken Boat and Softblow, and his poetry has been anthologised in A Luxury We Cannot Afford (2015) and elsewhere. He won the Golden Point Award for English Poetry in 2015.

Daryl Lim Wei Jie is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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