PROGRAMME DETAILS

Go So Far But Write So Near

Go So Far But Write So Near

Conversations

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Wed 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
60mins

VENUE

SISTIC Live

Festival Pass Event

S$20

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Michelle Aung Thin

DESCRIPTION

Is it easier to write about somewhere near from further away? How does a change of scene affect a writing practice? Do contemporary writers have to travel to increase the visibility of their work? What challenges and possibilities are inherent in a new environment?

This is a live session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay.

This programme is co-presented with Sing Lit Station, featuring writers who are part of the WrICE digital residency.

FEATURING

Balli Kaur Jaswal is the author of four novels, including Singapore Literature Prize finalist Sugarbread, and the international bestseller Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. Her debut novel Inheritance won the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelist award. Jaswal's non-fiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan.com, Harper's Bazaar India and Salon.com, among other publications. Her latest novel The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters was released to critical and commercial acclaim in 2019.

Balli Kaur Jaswal is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Glenn Diaz

Philippines

Glenn Diaz’s first book The Quiet Ones (Ateneo Press) won the 2017 Palanca Grand Prize and the Philippine National Book Award. Born and raised in Manila, he is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.

Photo Credit: Philline Donggay

Glenn Diaz is featured in the following SWF event(s):

TBC

Kyoko Yoshida is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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