So Much For My Happy Ending: Writing Open Closures in Fiction

Conversations  |  General  |  Fiction  |  English  |  1 hr

26 Nov, Sun, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
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Sometimes a powerful ending is one that leaves you full of questions that may never be answered. In a world full of unreliable narrators and unresolved stories, three festival speakers venture beyond the confines of neatly wrapped conclusions and unpack writing open-ended narratives that keep the reader thinking, guessing and wondering, long after the final page is turned.


Phan has written on the history of music in 19th and early 20th century Singapore with articles in Cultural Connection and Singapore Soundscape. His current areas of research are on the Malayan Campaign and Japanese Occupation in Singapore. Phan has been published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore by Ethos Books. He was a featured writer in the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) in 2016 and 2022 and oversaw literary tours and the late night programme for the SWF in 2018.