This programme is made possible with the support of the High Commission of Canada and includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session..
Writers / Presenters
Jerrold Yam is the author of three poetry collections: Intruder (2014), Scattered Vertebrae (2013) and Chasing Curtained Suns (2012). His poems have appeared in Ambit, Oxford Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Straits Times and Time Out Magazine. He has received awards from the British Council, National University of Singapore and Poetry Book Society. Find him on Instagram @yam.biguity.
Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of four poetry books and the story collection How to Pronounce Knife, winner of the Scotiabank Giller prize. Her stories have won an O Henry Award and appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, and Granta. She was born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand and was raised an educated in Toronto.
Will Harris is a writer, born and based in London. His debut poetry collection RENDANG was published in 2020. He is currently trying to set up community workshops and his next project is called Weather & Address.
Natalie Wang is a Singaporean poet. She has been published in Fairy Tale Review, Cordite Poetry Review, and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. Her book The Woman Who Turned Into A Vending Machine is a collection of poems on metamorphosis, myth, and womanhood. You can find her at www.nataliewang.me.
Arianna Pozzuoli is from Toronto, but has called Singapore her home since 2009. She is an educator, author, performer and poet.