Ticketing Guide

As SWF 2020 is going digital, we've prepared a simple ticketing guide for you to enjoy the festival!



How to Access Digital Festival Pass Content

SWF 2020 will be a digital festival. The Digital Festival Pass is your ticket to attend over 130 Digital Festival Pass events at SWF 2020.


During SWF, visit swf2020-live.sistic.com and log in to your SISTIC account. With one pass, you can catch your SWF favourites such as panel discussions, talks, workshops, and readings through live-streaming and video-on-demand, across our programme tracks:


  • Author Talks (including International Headliners' events)
  • SWF Highlights
  • SWF Class
  • Youth Fringe

How to Purchase a Digital Festival Pass

The Digital Festival Pass can be purchased at swf2020-live.sistic.com.


You will need to either log in with your existing SISTIC account or create a new SISTIC account to purchase the pass.


Digital Festival Passes are available at an Early Bird price of $12* until 9 October, and at regular price of $20 from 10 Oct. Concessions for students, seniors, and NSFs are available for $12.





Early Bird – Digital Festival Pass


21 Sep – 9 Oct 2020

Digital Festival Pass


10 Oct – 8 Nov 2020

Students / Seniors / NSF


10 Oct – 8 Nov 2020

*Excludes SISTIC booking fee of $1.


Ranging from a slew of family-friendly programmes to fresh reads from local and international authors, there's something for everyone here!

Kindly note that some free events may require pre-registration. Please refer to the individual programme listing for more details.


All SWF 2020 ticketed events are priced at $10. 

Please refer to the individual programme listing to purchase a ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a separate ticket to catch events with the international headliners?


No, you will not need a separate ticket to catch events with international headliners as these programmes are included in the Digital Festival Pass. 

Why can’t I purchase more than 1 ticket?


The Digital Festival Pass requires a unique SISTIC login for access to the platform and content. Due to this, you can only purchase 1 ticket with each unique SISTIC login.

How do I access the Digital Festival Pass programmes?


To access the programmes during SWF, visit swf2020-live.sistic.com and log in to your SISTIC account.

If I miss the Digital Festival Pass programmes, will I be able to watch them later?


All Digital Festival Pass programmes will be scheduled during the duration of the festival from 30 October – 8 November. Some of these programmes will also be made available as Video-On-Demand content. The full programme schedule will be released on swf2020-live.sistic.com on 14 October. 

Will there be a Q&A segment at the Digital Festival Pass programmes?


Some programmes will feature a Q&A segment. Please check the individual programme listing's write-up on www.singaporewritersfestival.com for programmes with Q&A.



Students will need to purchase a Digital Festival Pass from swf2020-live.sistic.com. With the Early Bird and concession rates, students can purchase their Digital Festival Passes at $12* from now till 8 November.


A SISTIC account and unique login details are required to access the programmes. As such, we are unable to offer group bookings at the moment.


*Excludes SISTIC booking fee of $1.

For general SWF 2020 enquiries, you may contact nac_swf@nac.gov.sg 

For ticketing issues, contact the SISTIC hotline at + 65 6348 5555