PROGRAMME DETAILS

The Poetics of Identities

The Poetics of Identities

Conversations

DATE / TIME

2 Nov, Sat 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
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Festival Pass Event

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Paul Rozario

DESCRIPTION

How do writers grapple with multiple identities, phased through class, gender, and sexuality, in their work? In a world that demands labels now more than ever, what happens when one refuses to be pigeonholed? This panel discusses the reconciliation of personal and collective identities in their work, and whether that defines their writing persona.

FEATURING

Yau Ching

Hong Kong

游静,香港写作人兼影视纪录片制作人,出版过逾12部专著,包括一部得奖诗集。长期关注性与性别、媒体及再现议题,通过学术研究、文字和镜头,推动社会工作,在港协助创办性小众组织、主办女性影展等等。2017年起任香港大学名誉教授及汕头大学文学院客座教授,2018年起为香港中文大学中国研究中心兼任教授。

游静,香港写作人兼影视纪录片制作人,出版过逾12部专著,包括一部得奖诗集。 

Yau Ching is a writer, filmmaker and video artist who has authored more than twelve books, including award-winning poetry collections. She has been making socially engaged work, including co-founding an organization for sexual minorities in Hong Kong and Women’s Theatre Festival, among others. Starting from 2017, she is Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor in Liberal Arts at Shantou University. She is Adjunct Professor at Center for China Studies of the Chinese University in Hong Kong from 2018.

 

Yau Ching is featured in the following SWF event(s):
JY Yang

Singapore

JY Yang is the author of the Tensorate series of novellas from Tor.Com Publishing (The Red Threads of Fortune, The Black Tides of Heaven, The Descent of Monsters and The Ascent to Godhood). Their work has been shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, Lambda Literary, and World Fantasy Awards, while their short fiction has been published in over a dozen venues, including Tor.com, Uncanny Magazine, Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and Strange Horizons. JY is queer, non-binary, and lives in Singapore. Find them online at http://jyyang.com, or on Twitter: @halleluyang.

Photo credit: Chris Kammerud

JY Yang is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Diana Rahim

Singapore

Diana is currently an editor for Beyond The Hijab, a site sharing stories of Singaporean-Muslim women. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies Kepulauan (2014) and The First Five (2017), amongst others. Her recent essays have been anthologised in Growing Up Perempuan (2018) and Budi Kritik (2018). Her topical interests include feminism, race, Islam, class, and the ways these issues may intersect. She has three cats.

​Photo credit: Lee Chi-Leung

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