In Search For My Tongue
DATE / TIME
2 Nov, Sat
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Blue Room
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This session is in English
As the world witnesses constant change in terms of mass migration and barriers being erected out of fear and intolerance, some writers see the importance of multi-lingual writing as a means to promote cross-cultural understanding. In this conversation, writers share their thoughts on the dangers of cultural silos and why multi-lingual writing can be an important way to connect humanity.
This session is made possible with the assistance of the Embassy of France.
Sujata Bhatt (born 1956) grew up in Pune but emigrated with her family to the United States in 1968. She studied in the USA receiving an MFA from the University of Iowa and went on to be writer-in-residence at the University of Victoria, Canada. More recently she was visiting fellow at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania. Her first collection, Brunizem, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) and the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award. Subsequent collections have been awarded a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and in 1991 she received a Cholmondeley Award.Sujata Bhatt is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Meira Chand's multi-cultural heritage is reflected in her nine novels. Her book, A Different Sky was long-listed for the Impac Dublin Award 2012, and was on Oprah Winfrey’s reading list. She has a PhD in creative writing and is involved in promoting young writers in Singapore.
Photo credit: Ng Sok Eng
Hamid Roslan’s work may be found in The Volta, Asymptote, and the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, among others. parsetreeforestfire (2019) is his debut collection of poetry, out now from Ethos Books.Hamid Roslan is featured in the following SWF event(s):