The Plausibility of Passion
DATE / TIME
9 Nov, Sat
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Screening Room
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Festival Pass Event
This session is in English
How viable is it to pursue your creative passion full-time? What are the considerations writers should make before taking the leap? Three writers delve into the boundaries and challenges presented by balancing commercial work with their own creative practice.
This session is co-presented with Poetry Festival Singapore in conjunction with the film Endless Poetry.
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):
Malaysia - Singapore
Elaine Chiew is a Singapore-based writer and visual arts researcher. Twice winner of the Bridport Short Story Competition, she has numerous stories in anthologies in the UK, USA, and Singapore. Her debut collection is The Heartsick Diaspora. She compiled and edited Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around the World. She is originally from Malaysia.
Photo credit: Chiew Kean Loon
Felix Cheong is the author of 15 books, including five volumes of poetry, two young adult novels, a trilogy of flash fiction and three children’s picture books. His works have been nominated for the prestigious Frank O’Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. Conferred the Young Artist of the Year for Literature in 2000 by the National Arts Council, he was named by Readers Digest as the 29th Most Trusted Singaporean in 2010. Cheong has been invited to read at writers’ festivals all over the world: Edinburgh, West Cork, Austin, Sydney, Brisbane, Christchurch and Hong Kong.