SgWritersFest

One of Asia's premier literary events, SWF 2016 is a kaleidoscope of creative talents from our shores and around the world, to celebrate life's cultural and emotional riches with the theme Sayang. The 19th edition of Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) offers a strong literary contingent with a slant on topical issues, and will take place from 4 to 13 November 2016. Ranging from the US Presidential Elections to the refugee crisis in Europe to the Fukushima disaster, writers, poets and speakers will examine these contemporaneous subjects in their myriad ways.

  • Singapore Writers Festival Late Night: The Ghost in Your Head

    Theatre, Literary Arts, Film, Festival 8 Nov 2018 An immersive theatrical experience with dead writers and other famous literary villains and heroines. Play a round of mahjong with...
    The Arts HouseThe Arts House
  • Singapore Writers Festival 2018

    Music, Literary Arts, Film, Talk/Workshop, Festival 2 - 11 Nov 2018 Singapore Writers Festival 2018 (SWF) celebrates the world's leading writers and thinkers with a series of programmes centred around this...
    Various locations around the Civic DistrictVarious locations around the Civic District
  • Utter Redux 2018: The Bigger Picture

    Film, Talk/Workshop 23 Sep 2018 Singapore Writers Festival and Sinema Media are pleased to present Utter Redux 2018! In this one-day conference, discover local films...
    National Library BuildingNational Library Building
  • Film Screening: One Hour To Daylight

    Film 18 Aug 2018 Singapore Writers Festival and Sinema present the film, One Hour to Daylight, a social drama set in 2016 in a...
    Bedok Public LibraryBedok Public Library
  • SWF 2017: Take a Break in an Age of Uncertainty

    Literary Arts, Festival 12 Nov 2017 While the world is embroiled in cultural wars, four distinguished American authors take a breather and share how they chill...
    The Arts House, Chamber The Arts House, Chamber
  • SWF 2017: Drawing Urban Landscapes

    Literary Arts, Festival 11 Nov 2017 Hong Kong comics illustrator Stella So captures her city's architectural heritage in an imagined compression of time, place and meaning....
    The Arts HouseThe Arts House
  • SWF 2017: Hope and Resistance in the Age of Dystopia

    Literary Arts, Festival 11 Nov 2017 Dystopia, climate change, terrorism – our preoccupation with the planet's fate has made these the default themes of the 21st...
    Victoria Theatre Victoria Theatre
  • SWF 2017: How Bookstores Can Survive In The Internet Age

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 11 Nov 2017 Across the world, brick-and-mortar bookstores are struggling as consumers turn to online shopping and digital media. Join Japanese bibliophile and...
    The Arts House, Play DenThe Arts House, Play Den
  • SWF 2017: The Responsibility of Origins and Identities in Singapore

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 11 Nov 2017 In a world order where cultural and racial identities have become politicised, how much say do you have over your...
    The Arts HouseThe Arts House
  • SWF 2017: Sons of Singapore feat. Daughter of Singapore Sharul Channa

    Literary Arts, Festival 10 Nov 2017 Five years ago, these comedians took the country by storm with the first-ever combined showcase of their unique...
    Victoria TheatreVictoria Theatre
  • SWF 2017: City of Ghosts

    Literary Arts, Film, Festival 9 Nov 2017 When Raqqa was invaded by ISIS in 2013, a group of anonymous activists started to document the atrocities in their...
    The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
  • SWF 2017: Paterson

    Film, Festival 9 Nov 2017 An unassuming bus driver goes about his daily routine observing the triumphs and defeats present in his life, expressing them...
    The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
  • SWF 2017: Safari

    Literary Arts, Film, Festival 9 Nov 2017 Africa. In the wild expanses, where bushbucks, impalas, zebras, gnus and other creatures graze by the thousands, they are on...
    The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429The Arts House, Screening Room 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
  • SWF 2017: Literary Pioneer Lecture: Not by Bread Alone or Choice

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 5 Nov 2017 Veteran poet Anne Lee Tzu Pheng shares experiences and lessons gleaned from more than 30 years of writing poetry. She...
    The Arts House, ChamberThe Arts House, Chamber
  • SWF 2017: Malam Sastera IV: The Icons of Music

    Music, Literary Arts, Festival 5 Nov 2017 It's a rare opportunity to catch the legends of Malay entertainment – lyricist Encik Yusnor Ef and singer Sanisah Huri...
    National Gallery SingaporeNational Gallery Singapore
  • SWF 2017: The Citizen Project

    Literary Arts, Festival 5 Nov 2017 The Citizen Project is a writing competition inviting essays and creative works on any aspect of citizenship. British author Richard...
    National Gallery SingaporeNational Gallery Singapore