PROGRAMME DETAILS

Surreal Worlds, Stranger Tales

Surreal Worlds, Stranger Tales

Conversations

DATE / TIME

3 Nov, Sun 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Blue Room
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Festival Pass Event

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Daryl Qilin Yam

DESCRIPTION

Why are these writers drawn to urban legends and Asian folklore and how do they expand upon these stories to bring new meaning to readers? They will speak on how they have ventured into strange new worlds in their writing, and what it means to truly embrace the weird.

FEATURING

Indrapramit Das (Indra Das) is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning The Devourers, and a finalist for the Crawford, Tiptree, and Shirley Jackson Awards. His short fiction has been widely published and anthologized. He has lived in India, the United States, and Canada, where he completed his MFA at the University of British Columbia.

Photo credit: Rajib Saha

Indra Das is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Jon Gresham

UK/Australia - Singapore

Jon Gresham is a writer and photographer. He has lived in Singapore and Thailand for the last 20 years. Jon's debut collection of short stories, We Rose Up Slowly, was published by Math Paper Press in 2015. Jon is a co-founder of the Singaporean literary community, Sing Lit Station. He leads the Writing the City Creative Writing Workshops at Toa Payoh Library. His writing has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals. He is co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, In This Desert, There Were Seeds, to be launched at SWF 2019 published by Margaret River Press and Ethos Books.

Jon Gresham is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Natalie Wang

Singapore

Natalie writes about cats, ghosts and womanhood, and maintains that they are all the same thing. Her collection of poetry The Woman Who Turned Into A Vending Machine (Math Paper Press) is a tribute to the fox spirits and vengeful ghost women she read about as a child. She has been published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Fairy Tale Review and Cordite Poetry Review, the SingPoWriMo anthologies and My Lot Is A Sky.

Natalie Wang is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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