Events

All events in Singapore, unless otherwise noted

2019

21–24 Nov

George Town Literary Festival
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

10 Nov

Panel: Not Here, Not There
Singapore Writers Festival
with Mrigaa Sethi (mod), Akshita Nanda and Kamal Al-Solaylee
Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium, 1230-130pm

09 Nov

Launch: Uniquely Singapore(an)
Book Launch of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Four
Singapore Writers Festival
with Cyril Wong (mod), Pooja Nansi, Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Nidhi Arora & Shreya Acharya
The Arts House, Living Room, 830-930pm

Panel: Ruling the Galaxy (moderator)
Singapore Writers Festival
with Victor Dixen, Boey Meihan and Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
The Arts House, Living Room, 500-600pm

08 Nov

Launch: Keeping It Fresh: A Defence of Originality
Book Launch of The Angel Tiger and Most Excellent and Lamentable
Singapore Writers Festival
with Barrie Sherwood
The Arts House, Gallery II, 700-800pm

02 Nov

Panel: The Absurd, the Mundane and Everything in Between
Singapore Writers Festival
with Kristina Tom (mod), Barrie Sherwood and Selja Ahava
The Arts House, Living Room, 630-730pm

28 Jun

Stories About Stories
Epigram Books First Look Showcase: 2019H2 titles
Epigram Books Showroom, 1000am-100pm

4 Jun

JC1 Workshop: Tripping the Heavy Fantastic
Creative Arts Seminar
National University of Singapore, 300-600pm

4 May

Penang Launch: Diary of One Who Disappeared
with William Tham Wai Liang (mod)
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Gerakbudaya Bookshop @ Hikayat (Beach Street), 400-600pm

22–23 Apr

Artist-in-Attendence
Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, URA Centre, 1030am–530pm

6 Apr

Singapore Launch: Diary of One Who Disappeared
with Cyril Wong (mod)
Kinokuniya Neo SIMS, 200-300pm

2 Apr

Radio Interview: Diary of One Who Disappeared
The Curve with Michelle Martin & Bernard Lim
Money FM 89.3, 640-700pm

30 Mar

Multimedia Reading: Days of Future Past (curator/co-producer)
with Ng Yi-Sheng, Wei Fen Lee and Wayne Rée
The Substation, SAD Bar, 400-530pm

16 Mar

Spot the Author
#BuySingLit Yong Siak Street Party
BooksActually, 300-500pm

18 Jan

Stories About Stories
Epigram Books First Look Showcase: 2019H1 titles
Epigram Books Showroom, 1000am-100pm

2018

10 Nov

Panel: The Uncanny (moderator)
Singapore Writers Festival
with Han Yujoo, Intan Paramaditha and Jon Gresham
The Arts House, Blue Room, 200-300pm

08 Nov

Panel: LONTAR Retrospective
Singapore Writers Festival
with Michelle Martin (mod), Victor Fernando R. Ocampo and Christina Sng
The Arts House, Festival Bookstore, 730-830pm

05 Nov

Reading: Alluvium: The Journal of Literary Shanghai
Singapore Writers Festival
with Tina Kanagaratnam (mod), Chua Chee Lay, Daryl Lim, Xiangyun Lim, Lynette Tan, Tse Hao Guang and Cyril Wong
The Arts House, Gallery II, 730-900pm

03 Nov

Launch: Short Stories About Home (moderator)
Lion City by Ng Yi-Sheng & Marriage and Mutton Curry by Dato’ M. Shanmughalingam
Singapore Writers Festival
The Arts House, Gallery II, 130-230pm

02 Nov

Panel: Achieving Utopia
Singapore Writers Festival
with Patrick Williams (mod), Thea Lim and Rachel Heng
The Arts House, Gallery II, 800-900pm

26 Oct

Meet the Author: Kirstin Chen (moderator)
The Arts House, Blue Room, 700-800pm

21 Sep

2018 Singapore Book Awards Ceremony
The Arts House, Chamber, 630-830pm

08 Sep

Special Event: Singapore Night & Awards Presentation
Asian Festival of Children’s Content
Fullerton Bay Hotel, The Clifford Pier, 630-830pm

30 Aug

Author Appearance
National University of Singapore, University Scholars Programme
Cinnamon College, University Town, 700-830pm

06 Aug

Singapore Literature Prize 2018 Awards Ceremony
Stephen Riady Auditorium, NTUC Centre, 630-800pm

25 Jun

Radio Interview: LONTAR issue #10
On The Scene with Eugene Loh
938 NOW, 300-330pm

11 Jun

Radio Interview: LONTAR issue #10
The Curve With Michelle Martin & Bernard Lim
Money FM 89.3, 640-700pm

30 May

JC1 Workshop: Tripping the Heavy Fantastic
Creative Arts Seminar
National University of Singapore, 230-530pm

28 Apr

Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower: The Book Club
Singapore International Festival of Arts
The Arts House, Living Room, 1100am-100pm

14 Apr

Launch: Misdirection by Ning Cai (moderator)
Kinokuniya Neo SIMS, 200-300pm

10 Mar

Editorial Consultations – Fiction
Textures: A Weekend with Words
The Arts House, Council Room, 200-500pm

05 Feb

SIFA 2018 Programme Unveiling
Singapore International Festival of Arts
The Arts House, Chamber, 700-900pm

2017

26 Nov

Panel: When Immortals Walked Among Us (moderator)
George Town Literary Festival
with Arshia Sattar, Gerður Kristný, Paul McVeigh, and Zen Cho
Heaven, Bangunan UAB (Penang), 1115am–1215pm

25 Nov

Panel: Braver Worlds: Visions of the Future/Past (moderator)
George Town Literary Festival
with Zen Cho, Intan Paramaditha, Dorothy Tse, and Felicia Yap
Heaven, Bangunan UAB (Penang), 315–415pm

23 Nov

2017 Epigram Books Fiction Prize Award Ceremony
Pan Pacific Singapore, 700-1000pm

14 Nov

Pitching Session
StoryDrive Asia

Presented by Frankfurter Buchmesse
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, Main Conference Area, Level 1, 1100-1145am

11 Nov

Panel: Writing Between the Genre Lines
Singapore Writers Festival

This session is part of the Speculative Fiction track.
with Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé (mod), Aliette De Bodard and O Thiam Chin
The Arts House, Blue Room, 830-930pm

10 Nov

Panel: The Evolution of the Singapore Short Story
Singapore Writers Festival

with Koh Tai Ann (mod) Clara Chow and Ovidia Yu
The Arts House, Blue Room, 700-800pm

05 Nov

Launch: Launch Pad and Regrettable Things That Happened Yesterday [ FB event ] (moderator)
Singapore Writers Festival
with Shelly Bryant and Jennani Durai
The Arts House, Gallery II, 400-500pm

28 Oct

Launch: Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three [ FB event ] (moderator)
with Cyril Wong (co-mod), Nuraliah Norasid, Clara Chow and Melissa De Silva
Kinokuniya Neo SIMS, 230-330pm

14 Oct

Meet the Author: Warran Kalasegaran (moderator)
Kinokuniya Neo SIMS, 200-300pm

09 Sep

Launch: Lieutenant Kurosawa’s Errand Boy (moderator)
BookStreet@SMU: The Book Carnival
with Warran Kalasegaran
O’Coffee Club, Singapore Management University #B1-45, Li Ka Shing Library Building, 230-330pm

11 Aug

Panel: Surreal Worlds of Southeast Asia (moderator)
World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon 75)
with Aliette de Bodard and Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre (Finland), Room 204, 1000-1100am

29 Jun

Launch: Once We Were There (moderator)
with Bernice Chauly
Aesop Ion, ION Orchard, 730-830pm

08 Jun

2017 Epigram Books Sales Conference
National Library, The Possibility Room, 900am-1230pm

31 May

S2/3 Workshop: Worldbuilding 101: Strange New Worlds
Creative Arts Seminar
National University of Singapore, 230-530pm

JC1 Workshop: Tripping the Heavy Fantastic
Creative Arts Seminar
National University of Singapore, 1030am-130pm

22 Apr

Worlds Beyond Words: The EBFP2015 Longlist (moderator)
with Daryl Qilin Yam, Imran Hashim and Kevin Martens Wong
Kinokuniya Neo SIMS, 200-300pm

20 Apr

2017 Singapore Book Awards Ceremony
Pan Pacific Hotel, Marina Square, 600-1000pm

18 Apr

AFCC Evening Event: Makan & Mingle
Asian Festival of Children’s Content

*SCAPE, The Treetop (Level 5), 700-900pm

25 Mar

Meet the Author: Jason Erik Lundberg
My Imagination Kingdom, 230-330pm

07 Mar

Author Appearance
Singapore American School, 315-615pm

26 Feb

BuySingLit with Storytime by Tickle Your Senses
My Imagination Kingdom, 300-400pm

2016

27 Nov

Panel: The Lives of Others—The Many Lives of Fiction (moderator)
George Town Literary Festival
with James Scudamore, Zishu Li, Faisal Tehrani and Olga Martynova
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Room 1, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee (WYCE), 1115am-1215pm

26 Nov

Book Launch: Everything About Us: Readings from Readings 3 ed. Sharon Bakar
George Town Literary Festival

George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Classroom, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee (WYCE), 100-200pm

25 Nov

GTLF 2016 Opening Ceremony
George Town Literary Festival

George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Black Kettle, 105 Beach Street, 630-1030pm

24 Nov

2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize Award Ceremony
Pan Pacific Singapore, 700-1000pm

12 Nov

Panel: The Rise of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction (moderator)
Singapore Writers Festival
with Eka Kurniawan, JY Yang and Ng Yi-Sheng
The Arts House, Play Den, 230-330pm

Brand New Books: #EBFP2015 Longlist (Kappa Quartet by Daryl Yam and Annabelle Thong by Imran Hashim)
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Gallery II, 1000-1100am

10 Nov

Panel: The Role of Literary Journals
Singapore Writers Festival

with Cyril Wong (mod), Yong Shu Hoong and Clara Chow
The Arts House, Living Room, 830-930pm

09 Nov

Brand New Books: Heaven Has Eyes by Philip Holden
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Living Room, 830-930pm

05 Nov

Brand New Books: We Contain Multitudes ed. Jason Wee & Cyril Wong
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Gallery II, 400-500pm

04 Nov

An Evening of Sayang
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Entrance, 600-700pm

27 Aug

Meet the Authors: O Thiam Chin & Balli Kaur Jaswal (moderator)
Kinokuniya Neo SIMS, 400-500pm

22 Jul

Now That It’s Over—Author and Editor In Conversation (moderator)
BooksActually, 700-830pm

14 Jul

2016 Singapore Literature Prize Awards Ceremony
Regent Hotel, Royal Pavilion Ballroom, 700-1000pm

13 Jul

The Great Singaporean Novel: Fantasy or Reality?
The Projector, Redrum, 630-800pm

25 Jun

In Conversation With Krishna Udayasankar
Math Paper Press Day
BooksActually, 1100am-12noon

09 Jun

Panel: Meet the SLP 2016 Shortlisted English Authors (moderator)
National Library Building, 715-830pm

01 Jun

Workshop: Worldbuilding 101: Strange New Worlds
Creative Arts Seminar
National University of Singapore, 230-530pm

29 May

Storytelling Visit
Imagine|Native Creative Fest for Kids
SEA Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, 1215-120pm

25 May

Panel: The Editors Are Your Best Friend (moderator)
Asian Festival of Children’s Content
National Library Building, 1145am-1245pm

03 Mar

Panel: Once Upon a Time (and Time Again)
Words Go Round
Hwa Chong Institution, 330-430pm

28 Feb

Storytelling Visit
My Imagination Kingdom, 230-330pm

04 Feb

Storytelling Visit
Quayside Isle Preparatory School, Sentosa Cove, 1100am-1200pm

2015

13 Dec

Storytelling Visit
Epigram Books Pop-Up Store

Epigram Books, 200-300pm

05 Dec

Book Launch: The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Two (moderator)
Kinokuniya Neo SIMS, 200-300pm

19 Nov

Storytelling Visit
Chatsworth Kindergarten Bedok, 900-1000am

14 Nov

Book Launch: A Curious Bundle for Bo Bo and Cha Cha
Books Ahoy!, Orchard FORUM, 300-400pm
Woods in the Books, Tiong Bahru, 1130am-1230pm

08 Nov

SWF 2015 Closing Reception
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Entrance, 800-1000pm

Panel: Aliens At Home (moderator)
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Blue Room, 400-500pm

05 Nov

2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize Award Ceremony
Pan Pacific Singapore, 700-1000pm

04 Nov

Brand New Books: Big Mole by Ming Cher (moderator) (FB event)
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Gallery, 700-800pm

Storytelling Visit
One World International School, 1045am-1230pm

02 Nov

Boot Camp Workshop and Editing Talk
Select Centre Translators Lab

Singapore Management University, 1000am-330pm

01 Nov

Brand New Books: Epigram Books Anthologies (moderator) (FB event)
(Launch of The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Two and LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction issues #4 and 5)
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Gallery, 700-800pm

Brand New Books: It Never Rains on National Day by Jeremy Tiang (FB event)
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Gallery, 400-500pm

Brand New Books: UNION: 15 Years of Drunken Boat, 50 Years of Writing From Singapore edited by Ravi Shankar and Alvin Pang
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Gallery, 230-330pm

Brand New Books: Epigram Books Children’s Picture Books (FB event)
(Launch of A Curious Bundle for Bo Bo and Cha Cha)
Singapore Writers Festival

Asian Civilisations Museum, River Room, 1100am-1200pm

30 Oct

SWF 2015 Opening Night Dinner
Singapore Writers Festival

The Arts House, Entrance, 630-800pm

27 Oct

Storytelling Visit
Quayside Isle Preparatory School, Sentosa Cove, 1030am-12pm

23 Jun

Panel: Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Singapore Committee for UN Women, Woolf Works, 700-900pm

13 Jun

Storytelling Visit
British Council Pre-School, Tampines Concourse, 1215-1255pm, 115-155pm

03 Jun

Celebrating Our Stars
Asian Festival of Children’s Content

National Library Building, The Pod, 630-800pm

Workshop: Tripping the Heavy Fantastic
Creative Arts Seminar

National University of Singapore, 230-530pm

19 May

Storytelling Visit
Learning Vision @ Nanyang Polytechnic, 930-1130am

16 Apr

Storytelling Visit
Chatsworth Kindergarten Bedok, 1030-1130am

11 Apr

Panel: Starry Island: New Writing from Singapore
AWP Conference & Bookfair

Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
Room L100 F&G, Lower Level, 1200-115pm

10 Apr

Author Signing
AWP Conference & Bookfair

Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
Exhibit Space 1514, 200-300pm

07 Mar

Panel: Writing Talk with Authors of SLP-Winning and Shortlisted Books (moderator)
The Book Café, 730-830pm

27 Jan

Storytelling Visit
EtonHouse International Preschool (Mountbatten 718), 915-1030am

2014

05 Dec

Joint Book Launch: LONTAR #2 and 3
BooksActually, 730-900pm

23 Nov

Book Launch: A Luxury We Cannot Afford
The Arts House, Living Room, 400-530pm

08 Nov

Little Lit: Epigram Books Presents New Picture Books
(Launch of Bo Bo and Cha Cha Cook Up a Storm)
Singapore Writers Festival

SMU Campus Green, Festival Pavilion, 230-330pm

Meet the Author: Karen Joy Fowler (moderator)
Singapore Writers Festival

National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, 1000-1100am

02 Nov

SWF Makan
Singapore Writers Festival

Food For Thought, National Museum of Singapore, 1230-130pm

Brand New Books: Epigram Books Presents New Literary Fiction (moderator)
Singapore Writers Festival

SMU Campus Green, Festival Pavilion, 1130am-1230pm

Brand New Books: Epigram Books Presents Literary Translations
Singapore Writers Festival

SMU Campus Green, Festival Pavilion, 1000-1100am

01 Nov

Panel: Worthy Failure vs Mediocre Success
Singapore Writers Festival

Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall, 530-630pm

31 Oct

SWF 2014 Opening Ceremony
Singapore Writers Festival

SMU Campus Green, Makeover Tent, 530-730pm

12 Oct

Reading: Encore (Closing Party)
Singapore Literature Festival NYC

McNally Jackson Books, 700-900pm

Panel: Reading Culture
Singapore Literature Festival NYC

Book Culture, 200-400pm

11 Oct

Book Signing
Singapore Literature Festival NYC

92nd Street Y, 600-630pm

10 Oct

Panel: The Local Cosmopolitan
Singapore Literature Festival NYC

Book Culture, 700-900pm

09 Oct

Reading: What Writing Means in Singapore
Singapore Literature Festival NYC Related Event

WORD Bookstore (Brooklyn), 700-830pm

08 Oct

PEN American Center Members Mingle
Prohibition, 503 Columbus Avenue, 630-830pm

06 Oct

SFWA Annual Reception for Industry Professionals
The Manhattan Penthouse, 700-1100pm

11 Sep

Starry Island: New Writing from Singapore launch
BooksActually, 730-900pm

18 Aug

Storytelling visit
Gracefields Kindergarten, 1045am-1130pm

09 Aug

Starry Island: New Writing from Singapore launch
Kinokuniya main store, 330-430pm

30 Jul

Twenty-Four Flavours: Chicken Rice and Salted Vegetables and Duck Soup launch
BooksActually, 730-900pm

13 Jul

Let’s Read Together!
National Library Building, Outdoor Atrium, 300-500pm

17 Jun

Storytelling visit
CitiKids Academy, 1000-1100am

04 Jun

“Tripping the Heavy Fantastic”
Creative Arts Seminar

National University of Singapore, Junior College Prose-Writing Workshop, 230-530pm

03 Jun

Makan & Mingle
Asian Festival of Children’s Content

National Library Building, The Pod, 600-900pm

“Worldbuilding 101: Strange New Worlds”
Creative Arts Seminar

National University of Singapore, Secondary Prose-Writing Workshop, 1030am-130pm

02 Jun

Children’s Literature Lecture
Asian Festival of Children’s Content

National Library Building, The Pod, 600-700pm

31 May

Celebrating Our Stars
Asian Festival of Children’s Content

National Library Building, The Pod, 600-800pm

17 May

“Can You Be A Translation Editor?”
Singapore International Translation Symposium 2014

The Arts House, Living Room, 300-430pm

08 May

Storytelling visit
Chatsworth Kindergarten Bedok, 1030-1130am

27 Mar

The Unbeatables: The Queen of Hearts x The King of Caldecott Hill
The Vault, 800-1000pm

19 Mar

Babette’s Feast
Artistry Café, 700-900pm

13 Feb

Speakeasy #9: The Valentine Edition
Artistry Café, 730-900pm

09 Feb

Bo Bo and Cha Cha and the New Year Gift launch
Woods in the Books, 230-330pm

08 Jan

The Wayang at Eight Milestone launch
The Arts House, Living Room, 730-900pm

07 Jan

Embracing the Strange launch
BooksActually, 730-900pm

2013

10 Dec

Author/Editor Talk
SpeculateINK

The Arts House, Blue Room, 200-300pm

23 Nov

Typhoon Yolanda Benefit Gig
Artistry Café, 800-1100pm

09 Nov

Epigram Books Presents: The Tower & Confrontation
Singapore Writers Festival

SMU Campus Green, Festival Pavilion, 230-330pm

06 Nov

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales Screw Us Up
SWF Fringe 2013: Once Upon A Time

The Arts House, Living Room, 730-830pm

03 Nov

Alternate Realities” (with Dean Francis Alfar)
Singapore Writers Festival

Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall, 400-500pm

02 Nov

Brand New Books: “Epigram Books Presents: Literary Fiction” (moderator)
Singapore Writers Festival

SMU Campus Green, Festival Pavilion, 1130am-1230pm

11 Oct

LONTAR #1 launch
BooksActually, 730-900pm

23 Sep

Storytelling Visit
EtonHouse International Preschool (Orchard), 915-1030am

17 Sep

Writing Workshop
NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, 100-230pm

07 Sep

READ! Singapore Presents Ken Liu (moderator)
National Library Building, Multipurpose Room, 500-630pm

07 Aug

New Word Order Presents Balli Kaur Jaswal (moderator)
The Arts House, Living Room, 730-830pm

26 Jul

The Math Paper Press Pasar Malam
BooksActually, 700-1030pm

25 Jul

Eastern Heathens Reading
BooksActually, 730-900pm

20 Jul

Writer-in-Progress
Lit Up: The Indie Arts Festival

Orita Sinclair School of Design, 12noon-100pm

15 Jul

Storytelling Visit
NLB Sengkang Library, 330-500pm

13 Jul

Twenty-Four Flavours: Century Egg launch
Food-O-Philia 2013

The Arts House, Blue Room, 800-900pm

06 Jul

Storytelling Visit
Popular Bookstore, Serangoon NEX, 200-245pm

11 Jun

Author/Editor Talk
PublishINK

The Arts House, Blue Room, 230-315pm

05 Jun

“Worldbuilding 101: Strange New Worlds”
Creative Arts Seminar

National University of Singapore, Secondary Prose-Writing Workshop, 1030am-130pm

04 Jun

“Tripping the Heavy Fantastic”
Creative Arts Seminar

National University of Singapore, Junior College Prose-Writing Workshop, 1030am-130pm

03 Jun

Literary Critique Session
Creative Arts Seminar

National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Hall, 200-400pm

28-29 May

Writers & Illustrators Conference
Asian Festival of Children’s Content

National Library Building

26 May

Celebrating Our Stars
Asian Festival of Children’s Content

National Library Building, The Pod, 730-830pm

Author Meet & Greet
Asian Festival of Children’s Content

National Library Building, Media Mart, The Plaza, 510-530pm

24 May

Twenty-Four Flavours: Sushi launch
BooksActually, 730-900pm

16 May

Storytelling Visit
Gracefields Kindergarten, 1045am-1230pm

13 May

Singaporean Writers Sharing Session
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls, 300-400pm

02 May

Storytelling Visit
PCF Jalan Kayu Kindergarten, 915-1100am

29 Apr

Storytelling Visit
Chatsworth Kindergarten Bedok, 1030-1130am

27 Apr

Eastern Heathens Reading
Kinokuniya main store, 400-500pm

20 Apr

Fish Eats Lion Reading
Kinokuniya main store, 200-300pm

04 Apr

Storytelling Visit
PCF Kebun Baru Kindergarten, 915-1100am

28 Mar

Fish Eats Lion Reading
Select Books, 500-645pm

23 Mar

Eastern Heathens launch
The Arts House, Living Room, 630-800pm

14 Mar

Career Day visit
Pasir Ris Primary, 930am-12noon

23 Feb

“Finding Your Voice in the Forest of Prose”
All In! Young Writers Media Festival

National Library Building, Level 5, 300-400pm