This programme is co-presented with the Singapore Book Council and includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.
Writers / Presenters
Rina Garcia Chua is a PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. She is the editor of Sustaining the Archipelago: An Anthology of Philippine Ecopoetry (2018), and is co-editing the collection, Empire and Environment: Confronting Ecological Ruination in the Transpacific, forthcoming with the University of Michigan Press in 2022. She is also the Diversity Co-Officer for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), and Poetry Editor of The Goose.
Pitchaya Sudbanthad is the author of Bangkok Wakes to Rain. The novel was selected as a notable book of the year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.
Esther Vincent Xueming is the editor-in-chief and founder of The Tiger Moth Review, an international eco journal of Art & Literature based in Singapore. She is the author of Red Earth (Blue Cactus Press, 2021), an ecofeminist collection of poetry, and co-editor of Making Kin, an anthology of ecofeminist personal essays from Singapore (Ethos Books, 2021). She has also co-edited two poetry anthologies, Little Things (Ethos Books, 2013) and Poetry Moves (Ethos Books, 2020), which are taught in schools locally.
Olivia is a communicator, nature lover and believer of a sustainable society. She connects people to nature and environmental topics through her gardening and self sufficiency blog and YouTube channel, The Tender Gardener. She facilitates dialogues on sustainability issues through the non-profit society, Green Drinks (Singapore), where she is the President and Co-founder.