Better Than the Mainstream: Unpacking the Indie Genre

Conversations  |  General, Country Focus  |  Non-fiction  |  English  |  1 hr

13 Nov Sun, 11.00am – 12.00pm
Festival Pass  - $30
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Maybe it’s an identity, maybe it’s a style. People love to throw around the word ‘indie’ as a calling card for cachet, but is there ever a truly ‘independent’ piece of work? We speak to three creators on the churn of cultural production and how the term has become loaded with expectations that can make or break it.

This programme is made possible with the support of the Embassy of France.


Yong Shu Hoong has authored seven poetry collections, including Frottage (2005) and The Viewing Party (2013), which both won the Singapore Literature Prize, and the latest, Anatomy of a Wave (2022).