Caught In The Undertow: Writing the Struggle

Conversations  |  General  |  Fiction  |  English  |  1 hr

19 Nov Sat, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Festival Pass  - $30
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It’s not a bad life, just a bad day. Or least that’s what we’ve been telling ourselves since January. When it’s November and life still isn’t going your way, do you go for a massage, get an ice cream, or wallow in self-pity? Just when we thought we’ve seen it all, four authors discuss the trope of hardship in their work, and how we can get to the light at the end of the tunnel... in due course.


Jon Gresham is the author of The Chronicles of Gus (Longlisted for the 2023 Epigram Books Fiction Prize) and We Rose Up Slowly (Math Paper Press 2015). His writing has appeared in various publications and his story 'The Visit' was shortlisted for the 2020 Short Fiction/Essex University Prize. He also co-edited In This Desert There Were Seeds (Ethos Books and Margaret River Press, 2019.

He currently runs the Asia Creative Writing Programme, a collaboration between The School of Humanities at the Nanyang Technological University, and the Singapore National Arts Council. He is a co-founder of Sing Lit Station, and founded Book A Writer.