A Bang and a Flash: Literary Experimentations

Conversations  |  General  |  Fiction, Poetry  |  English  |  1 hr

20 Nov Sun, 11.00am - 12.00pm
Festival Pass  - $30
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How do we warp words, join them together, and bend them to our will? Do they sometimes bite back and cause a literary short-circuit? When trying to take language to its limits in poetry and fiction, how have these experimentations yielded unexpected outcomes? We talk to three writers on literary epiphanies, dead ends, coups, and how they know if they've failed or succeeded.


Phan Ming Yen is author of That Night By the Beach and Other Stories for a Film Score, one of the four writers in The Adopted and Lost Bodies and a contributing writer in the online anthologies Atelier of Healing and A Given Grace. Phan has also written on music during World War 2 in Singapore for Cultural Connections.