PROGRAMME DETAILS

Grit Within the Pages

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sun 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

Empress Lawn, SWF Empress Tent
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Ethel Chong

DESCRIPTION

“To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether it is noble in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them?” asks Hamlet. For many, writing is the best companion in life as one faces tribulations. These writers will share how their writing -- either through spoken-word, poetry or memoir -- have supported them through difficult times.

FEATURING

Jesse Oliver

Australia

Jesse Oliver is the 2017 Australian Poetry Slam champion in the adult category. He is also the new co-director of the National Young Writers’ Festival in Newcastle, Australia. In 2018, he launched his rap/poetry show ‘Star-Crossed Poetry’ at Perth’s Fringe Festival and is publishing his first book. He uses spoken word to discuss his lived experiences of homelessness, gender transition and mental illness. 

Jesse Oliver is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Danielle West

US-Singapore

Danielle West was born in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She has lived in forts in the woods, cardboard boxes on the streets of Toronto, high-rise flats in London, and gym sofas and penthouse suites in Singapore. She has been a dominatrix, a MMA fighter, a wrestling and MMA coach, a soap-maker, a founding member of the London Rollergirls and a go-go dancer. She published her first novel All Change Please, written over seven years on her Blackberry, in 2012 and her memoir Girls Can't Be in the Mafia was published through Epigram Books this year. Currently, she works in digital marketing in Singapore and is also producing an immersive theatre experience.

Danielle West is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Jennifer Anne Champion has been described by poet Cyril Wong as “truly a unicorn” in the Singapore poetry landscape and by Juice Magazine as “gifted with swift, animated style”. She is the author of A History of Clocks (2015) and Caterwaul (2016). She is also a multimedia poetry editor and co-founder of poetry.sg, an online archive for Singapore poetry for schools and the public. 

Jennifer Anne Champion is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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