PROGRAMME DETAILS

Speculative Fiction’s Open Mic Night

Readings

DATE / TIME

10 Nov, Fri 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
90mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Play Den
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FREE EVENT

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

David Wong Hsien Ming

DESCRIPTION

From science fiction to the fantastic, from folklore to the weird, nothing is off the table as long as it asks ‘what if?’. Be enthralled by the best of homegrown speculative verse, and even read alongside poets such as Ng Yi-Sheng and Jennifer Anne Champion.
 

Instructions:

1. Each person who signs up can read for a maximum of 3 minutes.

2. Registration  begins at 7.45pm and closes 15 minutes into the session or when the slots are full.

3. Limited to 12 slots. Available on first-come-first-serve basis.

This session is part of the Speculative Fiction focus.

FEATURING

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is the author of a novel, three hybrid works, and nine poetry collections. Chief editor of Squircle Line Press, he has edited more than 15 books and co-produced three audiobooks. Trained in publishing at Stanford with a world religions master’s from Harvard, the former journalist is the recipient of numerous awards, including the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, the Independent Publisher Book Award, the National Indie Excellence Award and the 2014 Poetry World Cup. 

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Ng Yi-Sheng

Singapore

Ng Yi-Sheng is a poet, playwright, fiction writer, journalist, researcher and LGBTIQ activist. He won the Singapore Literature Prize 2008 for his debut poetry collection last boy. Other works include the non-fiction book SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century, the novelisation of the film Eating Air, and the spoken word compilation Loud Poems for a Very Obliging Audience. His latest poetry collection, All the Lovers, will be launched at the Festival. 

Ng Yi-Sheng is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Jennifer Anne Champion is a writer and performance poet from Singapore. She serves as multimedia editor at poetry.sg with the young artist collective Image-Symbol Department. She also teaches slam poetry and creative writing in schools in collaboration with organisations such as Word Forward, the National Arts Council and the Ministry of Education. Jennifer co-edited the anthology SingPoWriMo and released her first chapbook, A History of Clocks, in 2015. Her latest poetry collection is Caterwaul (2016).

Jennifer Anne Champion is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Daryl Qilin Yam is a writer of prose and poetry, the co-editor of the SingPoWriMo anthology series, and an arts organiser at the literary non-profit Sing Lit Station. His first novel, Kappa Quartet (2016), was longlisted for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize, and was published in Singapore and most recently in the UK.

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