Glocalised Identities

Conversations  |  General  |  Cross-genre  |  English  |  1.5 hr

12 Nov Sat, 11.30am - 1.00pm
Festival Pass  - $30
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In this panel discussion, writers Akhil Sharma, Boey Kim Cheng, Sofia Mariah Ma, Clara Chow, and Suneel Krishnan discuss their works and craft as transnational writers from Asia. How do their experiences across borders play a role in their identities as writers? Hear them unpack the "global" and the "local" in their writing, and the role that narrative plays in negotiating complex identities and experiences.

This programme is co-presented and brought to Singapore by the Asia Creative Writing Programme, a partnership between the National Arts Council and Nanyang Technological University School of Humanities.

Writers / Presenters



Astonishingly, no one seems to have realised that Samuel Caleb Wee is really three kids stacked on top of each other under a mustard yellow raincoat. His infiltration of the grown-up world has gone as far as a PhD in English Literature at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he frequently risks being exposed by suspicious dogs with sensitive noses.