SingLit in Schools: What Should Students Read Next?
DATE / TIME
6 Nov, Mon
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Blue Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
With the flourishing of Singapore literature and the introduction of more homegrown titles into the school syllabus – such as the anthology Telltale: 11 Stories and Jean Tay’s play Everything but the Brain – it’s a golden opportunity to introduce more Singaporeans to SingLit from a young age. These three authors will select five titles which they feel would be great additions to the current curriculum.
Samuel Lee’s first poetry collection, A Field Guide to Supermarkets in Singapore (2016), was mentioned in The Business Times as ‘poetry debut of the year’. His poems have appeared in Yale Literary Magazine and A Luxury We Cannot Afford (2015), and were adapted for the libretto of ‘Artifacts’, a choral work by Eric Banks. He is an associate editor at poetry.sg, an online resource for Singapore poetry.Samuel Lee is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Heng Siok Tian
Heng Siok Tian has published five poetry collections, the latest being Mixing Tongues (2011). She was a fellow at the Iowa International Writing Program in 2000. Her short play The Lift, staged in 1991, was read at the Third International Women Playwrights’ Conference in Adelaide in 1994. Her work has appeared in more than 20 anthologies. She recently completed a commission by Singapore Teachers Academy for the Arts to compose lyrics for use as a pedagogical resource.Heng Siok Tian is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Philip Holden is a professor of English literature at the National University of Singapore and the author of several academic books and many scholarly essays on South-east Asian literatures. One of the editors of Writing Singapore, the most comprehensive anthology of Singapore literature in English, Philip also contributes articles to newspapers, and is active as a facilitator at literary events. His first collection of short stories, Heaven Has Eyes, was published in 2016.Philip Holden is featured in the following SWF event(s):