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.
This programme includes a live Q&A towards the end of each session.
6 Nov, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Advisory: This session is recommended for 16 years and above.
This session will be available on VOD from 12 Nov onwards for FP and FP+ holders.
9 Nov, 9pm - 10pm
14 Nov, 10.30am - 11.30am
Writers / Presenters
Karisa Poedjirahardjo was birthed by Indonesians, lives among Singaporeans, and raised by open-mics. She has performed poetry on platforms such as Destination: INK, the Esplanade, Singapore Unbound, SPEAK, Speakeasy, and Spoke & Bird. Their work is on EXHALE: An Anthology of Queer Singapore Voices, SingPoWriMo Magazine (Issue 5), and Kitaab. During the day, he coordinates community programmes at Sing Lit Station.
Joshua Ip is a Singaporean poet, editor and literary organiser. He has published six-ish poetry collections, edited 11 anthologies, and co-founded Sing Lit Station, an over-active literary charity. His latest book, translations to the tanglish (Math Paper Press, 2021), gathers contemporary and anachronistic translations of classical Tang/Song Dynasty poetry. joshuaip.com
Nabilah is a sociology/social policy researcher, writer, and visual artist based in Te Whanganui a Tara. Her writing and research are currently focused on imaginations of violence, decolonial movements, and migrant and Indigenous solidarity in Aotearoa. She is a co-founder of Singapore’s Destination: INK, an open mic night, and was a member of spoken word troupe Sekaliwags. In her free time, she paints portraits and abstract landscapes.
Pranamika is a writer/musician who has been dabbling in the local poetry scene for longer than she’s allowed to say. She has featured in events such as destination:INK, Speakeasy and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In her free time, Pranamika enjoys flirting with canteen aunties and rambling about media.
nor is an artist whose practice is rooted in self-portraiture. Their works engage with belonging and identity through frameworks of gender performance, ethnographic portraits and transnational histories. nor's writings have been published in Exhale: An Anthology of Queer Singapore Voices and Singa Pura-Pura: Malay Speculative Fiction from Singapore.
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David Wong Hsien Ming discovered poetry as a child at a Sunday lunch. His work explores the dualities, contradictions and absurdities of being, and has appeared on platforms like Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Mascara Literary Review. His first collection, For the End Comes Reaching, is a meditation on the sense of loss that accompanies each having.