PROGRAMME DETAILS

The Language of Loneliness

The Language of Loneliness

Conversations

DATE / TIME

8 Nov, Fri 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Chamber
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Festival Pass Event

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Nabilah Said

DESCRIPTION

Sometimes you don't fit in, sometimes your characters don't. Sometimes it's hard to write into a void, other times the void can be your best muse and a writer's best friend. We ask writers how loneliness can be a generative state for creative work both in terms of theme and process, and how much loneliness is too much?

This session is made possible with the assistance of the High Commission of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts and the U.S. Embassy.

FEATURING

Cyril Wong

Singapore

Cyril Wong is a poet and fictionist in Singapore.

Photo credit: Stephen Black

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Chelene Knight is the author of the poetry collection Braided Skin and the memoir Dear Current Occupant, winner of the 2018 Vancouver Book Award, and long-listed for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Her essays have appeared in multiple Canadian and American literary journals, plus The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star.

Photo credit: Jade Melnychuk

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Min Jin Lee is the author of Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, a National Book Award finalist. Lee is the recipient of fiction fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She is at work on American Hagwon, the final installment of The Koreans trilogy.

Photo credit: Elena Seibert

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