Can Poetry Save the World?
DATE / TIME
4 Nov, Sun
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House (TAH), Chamber
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
The Earth is in a precarious situation. As it faces multiple challenges in environmental protection and widespread pollution as well as state reversals on energy policy, poets have galvanised people with their eloquent calls to action. This panel will discuss the various ways words can hit a nerve and activate people to make a change.
Judith Beveridge is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Sun Music: New and Selected Poems (2018). She has won several prizes, including the New South Wales, Victorian and Queensland Premiers’ Poetry Awards, and the Christopher Brennan and Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal for achievement in literature. She taught in the postgraduate writing programme at the University of Sydney for 15 years and was the poetry editor of Meanjin from 2005 to 2015.Judith Beveridge is featured in the following SWF event(s):
A fellow of the Iowa International Writing Program and a board member of the International Poetry Studies Institute, Alvin Pang was Singapore’s Young Artist of the Year for Literature in 2005. Listed in the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English, he has been translated into more than 20 languages, including Swedish, Macedonian, Croatian and Slovene. His latest book is What Happened: Poems 1997–2017.Alvin Pang is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Amanda Chong’s first collection, Professions (2016), was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2018. Her poetry has been engraved on the Helix Bridge and included in the Cambridge International GCSE syllabus. Her creative writing has appeared in Monocle, The Straits Times and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. She is a lawyer who has trained at Cambridge and Harvard.
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