PROGRAMME DETAILS

Finding Oneself in the Landscape of Fiction

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sun 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House (TAH), Play Den
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Barrie Sherwood

DESCRIPTION

As poet T.S. Eliot opines, a landscape, a set of situations and a chain of events can be the objective correlative of a character’s inner world. The writers in this panel navigate physical and human geographies, as they put their own individual stamps on their stories. Ranging from the Wyoming milieu and a cross-country rail journey through Canada to quintessentially Singaporean vignettes, they illustrate the use of representational habitats in invoking emotions.

This session is made possible with the assistance of the High Commission of Canada. 

FEATURING

Nina McConigley

Singapore - US

Nina McConigley was born in Singapore and raised in Wyoming. She earned her MFA at the University of Houston. Her short-story collection, Cowboys and East Indians, was the winner of the PEN Open Book Award. She teaches at the University of Wyoming and at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers.

Nina McConigley is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Clara Chow

Singapore

Clara Chow is the author of short-story collections, Dream Storeys (2016) and Modern Myths (2018). Having started her career as a journalist, she co-founded online arts and literary platform WeAreAWebsite.com in 2015. A former writer-in-residence at South Korea’s Toji Cultural Centre, she received the 2018 Jane Geske Award for fiction in Prairie Schooner.

Clara Chow is featured in the following SWF event(s):

As the only uniformed member in the history of the Canadian Forces Artists Program, David Collier has participated in the therapeutic benefits of soldier’s art. An inveterate traveller in a big country, he explores these twin themes in his most recent book-length comics, Chimo and Morton.

David Collier is featured in the following SWF event(s):