PROGRAMME DETAILS

The Fruits of Mentorship

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

6 Nov, Mon 7:00 PM - 8:00 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

Loh Chin Ee

DESCRIPTION

The mentorship of young wordsmiths by more established writers is a feature of the Singapore literary scene, thanks to schemes such as the Gifted Education Programme’s Creative Arts Programme, which celebrates 22 years this year, and the National Arts Council’s Mentor Access Project, which is marking its 17th. This panel brings together writers who will discuss their first-hand experiences of the intricate mentor-mentee relationship, and examine how such mentorships have influenced the literary scene here.

FEATURING

Cyril Wong

Singapore

Cyril Wong is a poet, fictionist and critic living in Singapore. His most recent poetry collection is The Lover’s Inventory (2015).

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Tania De Rozario is a writer and visual artist whose work has been showcased around the world. Her publications include Tender Delirium (2013), shortlisted for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize, and And The Walls Come Crumbling Down (2016). She won the 2011 Golden Point Award for English Poetry and runs EtiquetteSG, a multidisciplinary platform founded in 2010 to develop and showcase art, writing, film and music made by women from and in Singapore.

Tania De Rozario is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Robert Yeo

Singapore

Robert Yeo has written poems, plays, and librettos for operas staged in Singapore and abroad. He received the SEA Write Award in 2011. His major publications are the collection of political plays The Singapore Trilogy (2001) and the collected poems The Best of Robert Yeo (2012). His latest book is The Eye of History (2016), a play about the imagined meeting of Stamford Raffles and Lee Kuan Yew.

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Daryl Lim is a poet and critic, who studied history with a focus on intellectual history and political thought. His first collection of poetry, A Book of Changes, was published in 2016. Daryl’s work has appeared in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Ceriph, POSKOD.SG, Drunken Boat and Softblow, and his poetry has been anthologised in A Luxury We Cannot Afford (2015) and elsewhere. He won the Golden Point Award for English Poetry in 2015.

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