PROGRAMME DETAILS

Diss-Cuss

Diss-Cuss

Conversations

DATE / TIME

2 Nov, Sat 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
60mins

VENUE

Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium
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Festival Pass Event

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Kenny Leck

DESCRIPTION

Go on. Admit it. Who doesn't enjoy a deliciously placed expletive sometimes? 'Strong language,' when used tactically, can provide great impact for readers, build characters, or create a brilliant comic moment. We ask writers to consider when curse words and disses can be useful for narratives and dialogue, and how writers can employ them for a %^&#ing great effect.

This session is made possible with the assistance of the Embassy of Colombia.

FEATURING

Sharul Chana

Singapore

A graduate of Lasalle College of the Arts and the University of Buffalo, Sharul Channa is Singapore’s first Indian female stand-up comic. She has performed at MGM Macau, The Comedy Club KL, Comedy Kao Kao, PJ Laugh Fest 2013, One Mic Stand, The Comedy Lounge in both Perth and Sydney, the George Town Festival 2013 and Weirdass Pajama Festival 2014. She also produced and performed a sold-out two-person show in Singapore titled ‘The Rishi and Sharul Show’.

Sharul Chana is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Suffian Hakim

Singapore

"Knock! Knock!" "Who's there?" "Suffian." "Suffian who?" "Suffian Hakim, Singaporean author of two novels, one a supernatural comedy called The Minorities and the other a parody called Harris bin Potter and The Stoned Philosopher. My books have sold in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt, and the UK." "That's not quite how the joke works, sir."

Suffian Hakim is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Jorge Franco Ramos was born in Medellín, Colombia. His novel Rosario Tijeras (1999) marked the emergence of one the most promising writers of new Latin American narrative. He also wrote Paraíso Travel, Melodrama, and El Mundo De Afuera, which won the Premio Alfaguara in 2014. 2018's EL Cielo A Tiros is perhaps his most profound and accomplished work to date.

Photo credit: Daniel Salguero

Jorge Franco is featured in the following SWF event(s):