UPDATED ON: 6 Nov 2021
The 6 Nov live streaming session has been shifted to a pre-recorded session for later broadcast during the festival and / or will be available on VOD. Please stay tuned for an announcement of the new date(s) that this will be available for viewing. Thank you for your understanding in advance.
How do these authors express the complexities of relationships in their respective literary forms? Be it the multiple layers of a parent-child relationship or showcasing enough depth and nuance – what are some considerations that a writer has to make? Hear from them as they also discuss how to draw on memory and the intricacies of balancing fact and emotion.
This programme includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.
Writers / Presenters
Linda Collins is the author of Singapore Book of the Year-shortlisted Loss Adjustment (Ethos Books), and Sign Language for the Death of Reason (Math Paper Press). Collins is undertaking an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the University of East Anglia on an international excellence scholarship. She was a guest speaker this year at the Auckland Writers Festival.
O Thiam Chin is the author of The Dogs and six collections of short fiction. His debut novel, Now That It’s Over , won the inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2015 and also Best Fiction Title at the 2017 Singapore Book Awards.
Crispin Rodrigues is the author of three poetry collections and co-editor of Crazy Little Pyromaniacs, an anthology of unpublished youth poets. His latest poetry collection is How Now Blown Crow. He moderates Head2Head, an online panel series co-organised by the National Library Board.
Heng Siok Tian has six poetry collections, the most recent being Grandma’s Attic, Mom’s HDB, My Wallpaper (2021). She co-wrote The Adopted: Stories from Angkor (2015), and Lost Bodies: Poems between Portugal and Home (2016). In 2000, she was a Fellow with the Iowa International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa, USA.
Pam is a writer, published author and former journalist. She was the Editor of The A List (a National Arts Council initiative) and a Deputy Editor with Mediacorp, where she also produced for Channel NewsAsia and co-hosted a daily talk show on 938LIVE. Pam holds an M.A. in Applied Psychology.