A Strange Time to be Alive
DATE / TIME
6 Nov, Fri
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
SISTIC Live, FB Live
This session is in English
It has been a year of crises, uncertainty, and chaos. Amidst the rise of Zoom meetings and TikTok, how do we make sense of it all? In this reading and Q&A session that aims to soothe the harrowed soul, writers reflect and respond to these surreal times and the ways in which they have sought comfort, joy, or human connection.
This is a pre-recorded session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay.
Wayne Rée is the author of Tales From a Tiny Room. New York Times best-selling creator, David Mack, called it “a charming book of original stories, each with its own voice and personality.” Wayne has contributed to regional and international publications such as LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction and Infinite Worlds Magazine. He’s also the co-creator of the supernatural/wuxia/western comic, Mr Memphis, and the narrative podcast, Ghost Maps.
Photo Credit: Kyle Ong
Amanda Chong is a lawyer trained in Cambridge and Harvard who writes poems during lunch breaks. Her first collection, Professions, was published in 2016 and shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018. Her poetry has been engraved on the Marina Bay Helix Bridge and included in the Cambridge International GCSE syllabus. She also co-founded ReadAble (www.readablesg.com), a non-profit which aims to improve social mobility by empowering children and migrant women in low-income communities with literacy.