Celebrity Crushes: Blurring The Lines Between Fact and Fiction

Conversations  |  Youth Fringe  |  English  |  1 hr

9 Nov Tue, 7pm - 8pm
Festival Pass  - $16 (Early Bird) | $20 (Regular)
location The Arts House - Chamber
        SISTIC Live
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We all have celebrity crushes that headline in our fantasies. What happens when we use fiction to turn our secret daydreams into reality?

In this panel discussion, we dive into the ethics of real person fiction, discussing everything from novels based on dead historical figures, to fanfiction about international superstars BTS and One Direction. Where does your responsibility lie when creating a narrative out of the life of a real person, and how far can you go to fill in the blanks?

This programme is co-presented with Sing Lit Station and includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.

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Charlene Shepherdson is a Singaporean poet and community organiser focused on language in written, performative and visual forms. She is interested in heritage, technology and creative education. Her poems have been published in From Walden to WoodlandsUnFree VerseA Luxury We Cannot AffordSingPoWriMo 2014: The Anthology and The Straits Times.