What's the Word I'm Looking For?

Conversations  |  General  |  English  |  1 hr

10 Nov Wed, 7pm - 8pm
Festival Pass  - $16 (Early Bird) | $20 (Regular)
location The Arts House - Chamber
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The struggle with words is real – especially when we’re tongue-tied in a conversation, or floundering helplessly in a second language. But what do these amusing moments of linguistic failure say about our personal history and inherited identity? Who better to ask than these poets who've had plenty of revelations about themselves in their own experimentation with language.

This programme includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.

Please note that in-person seats for this programme have been fully booked.

Please refer to this link for more information on the venue's SMMs.


Aaron Lee is a pilgrim poet, anthologist, ethics lawyer, and community organiser based in Singapore. He authored three collections of poetry, and is a regular speaker and workshop leader at literary festivals. In 2014, Lee and his artist wife Namiko Chan Takahashi co-founded the Laniakea Culture Collective, an interdisciplinary and intercultural art practice.