The Kids are (More Than) All Right
DATE / TIME
2 Nov, Sat
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Chamber
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Festival Pass Event
This session is in English
Writing for and by young people increasingly deals with violence, trauma, and social issues. Three writers, whose works address issues such as body image, mental illness, and the cycles of abuse, examine why these honest discussions matter today.
Republic of Korea
Ancco (born. October 23, 1983) is the pen-name of Choi Kyung-jin, creator of the webcomic Ancco's Picture Diary. In January 2017, her book Bad Friends, published in French as Mauvaises Filles, was awarded the Prix Révélation at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. She was the first Korean ever to be honored at Angoulême.Ancco is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Hanna Alkaf graduated with a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and spent over ten years writing everything but fiction before finally giving in. She now writes unapologetically Malaysian young adult and middle grade stories. The Weight of Our Sky is her first novel. Hanna lives in Kuala Lumpur with her family.
Photo credit: Azalia Suhaimi
Jollin writes in a variety of forms and styles. Her first two poetry collections, Bursting Seams and Derivative Faith, are published by Math Paper Press and take on conversations surrounding body image and faith. Much of her writing also addresses the immensely personal questions of memory and physicality. Jollin’s work can also be found in anthologies such as Body Boundaries, SingPoWriMo The Anthology, Balik Kampung 3B: Some East, More West, and Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories V.3. Her poetry has also been curated for programmes at Singapore Writers Festival.
Photo credit: Yeo Tze Hern