(Don't) Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before

Conversations  |  General  |  Cross-genre  |  English  |  1 hr

20 Nov Sun, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Festival Pass  - $30
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This programme has been rescheduled to 20 Nov, 7pm - 8pm (previously 19 Nov, 8pm - 9pm)

Has this been said before? Well, we’ll say it again: it might finally be time to abandon the search for originality. What is it about the big ‘O’ that has paralysed and haunted generations of writers seeking the next great unsaid? We’re busting this myth apart in pursuit of more generative ways of creating.


Theophilus Kwek has published four poetry collections, two of which were shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, Mekong Review, and elsewhere. He serves as Poetry Editor of the Asian Books Blog, and his latest collection is Moving House (Carcanet Press).

Find him on Instagram at @theophiluskwek.