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Watch SingLit come to life through theatre adaptations, video performances, spoken word events and more.

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Get up close and personal with SingLit: meet your favourite author or character, listen to a story being told, and enjoy lively debates and discussions on literary topics.

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Try your hand at SingLit – you might even solve a mystery or two! Become part of the story through writing workshops, craft sessions and a range of immersive games.

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Buy a work of SingLit and treasure it forever. Every purchase helps support the writers, publishers and retailers who bring these stories to us.

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Let SingLit take you places! Find the poetry and prose in the world around you via guided tours and outdoor installations.

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Programmes List

SingLit Heartland Book Drop

You can find Singapore stories anywhere — if you know where to look. Epigram Books is dropping 50 books all across Singapore’s heartlands, from picture books to chapter books, graphic novels to literary fiction, and more.

19 Feb - 19 Mar 2018

Various venues

SingLit Affiliate Café Programme

Put your noses into SingLit at your local cafe! Four SingLit titles will be popping up in 30 selected cafes in Singapore and be sure to look for a 10% discount code hidden somewhere in the books.

19 Feb - 19 Apr 2018

Various cafés in Singapore

#BuySingLit With POPULAR

Meet your favourite local authors and get copies of their books at POPULAR!

23 Feb - 18 Mar 2018

POPULAR Bookstores

Out of Print

Savour an exhibition of landmark Singaporean titles that were published between 1965 and 1995 in Out Of Print, organised by Sing Lit Station and Sarah and Schooling.

27 Feb - 19 Mar 2018 10am - 10pm

The Arts House, Gallery 1 1 Old Parliament Lane S(179429)

UPQuiz!

Take part in UPQuiz! to know more about local literature, authors and illustrators. *The quizzes are in English and Malay.

1 - 31 Mar 2018

Ungu Pen Lifestyle Store 430 Upper Changi Road East Village Mall, #01-101 S(487048)

#BuySingLit Festival

Back for the second year, BooksActually will be bringing the #BuySingLit Festival to VivoCity.

6 - 11 Mar 2018 10am - 10pm

VivoCity West Boulevard 1 Harbourfront Walk S(098585)

I LOVE #BuySingLit Contest

To post a picture of their favourite Chinese book by local authors on the Facebook

9 - 25 Mar 2018

Maha Yu Yi Facebook Page

Anak Itik – A Malay Pop-Up Theatre Performance For Pre-Schoolers

Catch the pop-up play Anak Itik and get to interact with the life-sized characters to help Mother Duck find her lost duckling. The performance is in Malay.

9 Mar 2018 Show 1: 10am - 10.45am Show 2: 11.30am - 12.15pm Show 3: 3pm - 3.45pm

Kaw Kaw SG Restaurant 28 Aliwal Street S(199918)

SingLit Writers – A New Generation 2.0

Join this series of talks, workshops, book launch and movie screening, as local writers including Tan Chee Lay, Li Qingsong, Neo Hai Bin, and Alfian Sa'at discuss the challenges of creating literary works in Chinese and English in Singapore. *
This programme is in Mandarin and English.

9 - 11 Mar 2018 11am - 7pm

City Book Room 420 North Bridge Road #03-10, North Bridge Centre S(188727)

Scene Lit Contest

Match Scene Lit illustrations to their books and stand to win #BuySingLit vouchers!

9 - 10 Mar 2018 11am - 9pm

CityLink Mall Seating Area (opposite DBS Bank) 1 Raffles Link S(039393)

The Witness of Poetry: Emotions, Trauma and Healing

How do trauma, testimony and longing find a voice in poetry? Discover poetry as a powerful means of witness and healing in this workshop by poets Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé and Eric Tinsay Valles.

9 Mar 2018 2.30pm - 4.30pm

The Arts House Council Room 1 Old Parliament Lane S(179429)

If Food Be the Love of Words

What happens when three Singapore writers curate a three-course dining experience that best evokes their writing? Don't miss this immersive literary-themed sup with beloved writers Jennifer Anne Champion, Gwee Li Sui and Amanda Chong.

9 Mar 2018 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Happy Pancakes Café 10 Square @ Orchard Central 181 Orchard Rd, 10-01 S(238896)

Pioneer Passages: Women’s Writes

Celebrate the work of pioneering Singapore female playwrights and screenwriters like Eleanor Wong, Jean Tay, Ovidia Yu and Verena Tay in this series of dramatised readings of their works.

9 Mar 2018, 8pm - 9.30pm 10 - 11 Mar 2018, 3pm - 4.30pm

Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity 89A Desker Road S(209611)

Poems for Supper

How would a poem taste like to you? Presented by Grassroots Book Room, this multi-sensory programme blends literature with a flavourful culinary experience. Savour a sumptuous supper inspired by local poems. *This programme is in Mandarin.

9 - 10 Mar 2018 9pm - 11pm

Grassroots Book Room 25 Bukit Pasoh Road S(089839)

SingLit Heartland Book Drop

You can find Singapore stories anywhere — if you know where to look. Epigram Books is dropping 50 books all across Singapore’s heartlands, from picture books to chapter books, graphic novels to literary fiction, and more.

19 Feb - 19 Mar 2018

Various venues

SingLit Affiliate Café Programme

Put your noses into SingLit at your local cafe! Four SingLit titles will be popping up in 30 selected cafes in Singapore and be sure to look for a 10% discount code hidden somewhere in the books.

19 Feb - 19 Apr 2018

Various cafés in Singapore

#BuySingLit With POPULAR

Meet your favourite local authors and get copies of their books at POPULAR!

23 Feb - 18 Mar 2018

POPULAR Bookstores

Out of Print

Savour an exhibition of landmark Singaporean titles that were published between 1965 and 1995 in Out Of Print, organised by Sing Lit Station and Sarah and Schooling.

27 Feb - 19 Mar 2018 10am - 10pm

The Arts House, Gallery 1 1 Old Parliament Lane S(179429)

UPQuiz!

Take part in UPQuiz! to know more about local literature, authors and illustrators. *The quizzes are in English and Malay.

1 - 31 Mar 2018

Ungu Pen Lifestyle Store 430 Upper Changi Road East Village Mall, #01-101 S(487048)

Find Books By Our Singaporean Writers

Get to know local Malay writers and their books! Take part in this competition to find clues from their books, and stand to win book vouchers.

10 Mar 2018, 10am - 3pm

Tampines Regional Library 1 Tampines Walk #02-01 Our Tampines Hub S(529684)

There Are Monsters in the Gardens

In this fun storytelling session, children will embark on a journey with author Rilla Melati and five little monsters, and play a board game at the Supertree Grove! This is an English-Malay bilingual programme.

10 Mar 2018 10am - 11am

Gardens by the Bay Cannonball Room 18 Marina Gardens Drive S(018953)

The World In A Book

The World In A Book is a weekend of writers’ talks and family-friendly workshops celebrating the spirit of travel.

10 - 11 Mar 2018 10am - 6pm

Bedok Public Library Programme Zone and Learning Zone 11 Bedok North Street 1 #02-03 & #03-04 [email protected] S(469662)

#BuySingLit Festival

Back for the second year, BooksActually will be bringing the #BuySingLit Festival to VivoCity.

6 - 11 Mar 2018 10am - 10pm

VivoCity West Boulevard 1 Harbourfront Walk S(098585)

I LOVE #BuySingLit Contest

To post a picture of their favourite Chinese book by local authors on the Facebook

9 - 25 Mar 2018

Maha Yu Yi Facebook Page

Hello SingLit! Pop-Up Book Fair

Come and discover classic and new SingLit titles at our Hello SingLit! pop-up store, where young and old can take a break with a good book and discover new reads to bring home.

Now till 18 Mar 2018

FORUM The Shopping Mall B1 Atrium 583 Orchard Road S(238884)

Making Stone Soup And Vegetable Prints

Enjoy a retelling of Stone Soup, an old folk tale and a reminder of the small steps we can take to embrace those who are unfamiliar and different to us. Then get crafty and create your own artwork using vegetables!

10 Mar 2018 11am – 12pm

Enabling Village 20 Lengkok Bahru S(159053)

SingLit Writers – A New Generation 2.0

Join this series of talks, workshops, book launch and movie screening, as local writers including Tan Chee Lay, Li Qingsong, Neo Hai Bin, and Alfian Sa'at discuss the challenges of creating literary works in Chinese and English in Singapore. *
This programme is in Mandarin and English.

9 - 11 Mar 2018 11am - 7pm

City Book Room 420 North Bridge Road #03-10, North Bridge Centre S(188727)

Scene Lit Contest

Match Scene Lit illustrations to their books and stand to win #BuySingLit vouchers!

9 - 10 Mar 2018 11am - 9pm

CityLink Mall Seating Area (opposite DBS Bank) 1 Raffles Link S(039393)

Let’s Get Ready For A Party With The Little Chef!

Take part in The Little Chef book reading and learn how to decorate a cupcake for a party! *This programme is in Malay.

10 Mar 2018 12pm - 5pm

Tampines Regional Library Culinary Studio (2nd Floor) Our Tampines Hub 1 Tampines Walk S(528523)

Storytelling & Book Sale

Head down to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and celebrate SingLit with a series of activities, including storytelling and bookmark making, at the Dignity Mama Stall!

10 Mar 2018 2pm - 4pm

Dignity Mama Stall Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Tower A 1 Jurong East Street 21 , #02-10 S(609606)

ModBlake

ModBlake is an interactive workshop featuring illustrators including Dan Wong, Jerry Teo, and Neo Ann Gee, based on Auguries of Modern Innocence, an exhibition that showcases a contemporary graphic rewrite of William Blake’s classic poem.

9 Mar - 1 Apr 2018 Fri - Sun 10am - 10pm

The Arts House Gallery II 1 Old Parliament Lane S(179429)

Pioneer Passages: Women’s Writes

Celebrate the work of pioneering Singapore female playwrights and screenwriters like Eleanor Wong, Jean Tay, Ovidia Yu and Verena Tay in this series of dramatised readings of their works.

9 Mar 2018, 8pm - 9.30pm 10 - 11 Mar 2018, 3pm - 4.30pm

Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity 89A Desker Road S(209611)

Book Trailer Workshop

Learn how to create a three-minute book trailer based on your favourite SingLit books!

10 - 11 Mar 2018 10am - 4pm

Woodlands Regional Library Pacific Room 900 South Woodlands Drive, #01-03 S(730900)

LITTLE SingLit Puppet Theatre

Discover the colourful world of Savitri: The Task for the Mighty Demon and The Amazing Sarong in the LITTLE SingLit Puppet Theatre at Woods in the Books!

10 - 11 Mar 2018 11am - 12pm; 3pm - 4pm

Woods in the Books 3 Yong Siak Street S(168642)

Yip Cheong Fun – Back to Chinatown

Be transported back to Singapore’s olden days in this talk about the book on the late pioneer photographer, Through the lens of Yip Cheong Fun. *The talk is in Mandarin.

10 Mar 2018, 2.30pm - 4pm

[email protected] 133 New Bridge Road #04-12 Chinatown Point S(059413)

At The National Gallery: Writings About History & Architecture

Join this reading tour of the National Gallery led by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé and listen to six featured authors, including Aaron Lee, Amanda Chong, Clara Chow, Daryl Lim Wei Jie, Josephine Chia, and Tse Hao Guang, read from their writings inspired by the National Gallery’s Supreme Court wing.

10 Mar 2018 2.30pm - 4.30pm

National Gallery Singapore Supreme Court Foyer 1 St Andrew's Rd S(178957)

Brand New Bubbly Books!

Meet three Bubbly Books authors (Gabby Tye, Elodie Kyra and Nicole Choo) as they introduce their new books.

10 Mar 2018, 3pm

[email protected] Bras Basah Complex 231 Bain Street #04-23/33 S(180231)

Here Comes the Groom

Take a trip down memory lane to the fabulous 1960s in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy by the late Se Ve Shanmugam, dubbed the Bernard Shaw of Singapore. *The play is in Tamil (no English subtitles).

10 Mar 2018 3pm - 4.30pm, 7.30pm - 9pm

Malay Heritage Centre Auditorium 85 Sultan Gate S(198501)

Illustrating SingLit

Join our Illustrating SingLit workshops and learn about the magic of book illustration!

10 Mar 2018 3pm - 4.30pm: Workshop 1 - Local History 
4.30pm - 6pm: Workshop 2 - Comic Books 11 Mar 2018 3pm - 4.30pm: Workshop 3 - Local Culture & Heritage 4.30pm - 6pm: Workshop 4 - Children's Picture Books

[email protected] Make 277 Orchard Road #03-12 / #04-11 orchardgateway  S(238858) National Library Building Visitors Briefing Room 100 Victoria Street S(188064)

#BuySingLit x Books & Beer

If craft beer is your alcohol of choice, come and enjoy a special #BuySingLit x Books & Beer brew inspired by local literature!

10 Mar 2018 3pm - 6pm

The 1925 Brewing Co., Joo Chiat 261 Joo Chiat Road S(427515)

Love @ the Gallery 2

Listen to love poems by a group of poets writing in the various official linguistic traditions in Singapore, as they draw inspiration from the art at the National Gallery Singapore.

Readings at the Southeast Asian Gallery 10 Mar 2018 5.30pm - 6.15pm; 6.15pm - 7pm Discussion of Southeast Asian Love Poetry 10 Mar 2018, 7pm - 7.30pm

National Gallery Singapore Southeast Asian Gallery 1 Saint Andrew's Road S(178957)

That’s The Story Of My Life

Method Productions presents an original play as part of #BuySingLit 2018. Mined from the rich legacy of Singapore’s literature, That’s the Story of My Life takes audience members on a journey of narratives – both personal and fictional – and weaves their stories into ours.

2 Mar 2018, 7.30pm - 9.30pm 3 Mar 2018, 3pm - 4.30pm; 7.30pm - 9pm 4 Mar 2018, 3pm - 4.30pm 10, 11 Mar 2018, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity 89A Desker Road S(209611)

Poems for Supper

How would a poem taste like to you? Presented by Grassroots Book Room, this multi-sensory programme blends literature with a flavourful culinary experience. Savour a sumptuous supper inspired by local poems. *This programme is in Mandarin.

9 - 10 Mar 2018 9pm - 11pm

Grassroots Book Room 25 Bukit Pasoh Road S(089839)

Adil’s Book Birthday Party!

Win a chance to celebrate your birthday with Adil from the Adventures of Adil series!

11 Mar 2018 Birthday Party 1: 10am - 11.30pm Birthday Party 2: 1pm - 2.30pm

Limaa Café 51 Haji Lane S(189244)

In The Mood For Words

In The Mood for Words by Neo Hai Bin is a two-part durational experience that spans three hours, creating a conducive space for participants to read, create, and read aloud their creations. *The session is in Mandarin.

11 Mar 2018 11am – 2pm

The Arts House Play Den 1 Old Parliament Lane S(179429)

Creative Arts Workshop with Ranger Anne

You’ve read the Ranger Anne series. Now, it’s time for you to get creative in this art workshop as you get the chance to paint your favourite animals.

11 Mar 2018, 4.45pm - 6.45pm 24 Mar 2018, 4.30pm - 6.30pm

heART studio 1 Charlton Lane #01 - 04 S(539631)

SingLit Heartland Book Drop

You can find Singapore stories anywhere — if you know where to look. Epigram Books is dropping 50 books all across Singapore’s heartlands, from picture books to chapter books, graphic novels to literary fiction, and more.

19 Feb - 19 Mar 2018

Various venues

SingLit Affiliate Café Programme

Put your noses into SingLit at your local cafe! Four SingLit titles will be popping up in 30 selected cafes in Singapore and be sure to look for a 10% discount code hidden somewhere in the books.

19 Feb - 19 Apr 2018

Various cafés in Singapore

#BuySingLit With POPULAR

Meet your favourite local authors and get copies of their books at POPULAR!

23 Feb - 18 Mar 2018

POPULAR Bookstores

Out of Print

Savour an exhibition of landmark Singaporean titles that were published between 1965 and 1995 in Out Of Print, organised by Sing Lit Station and Sarah and Schooling.

27 Feb - 19 Mar 2018 10am - 10pm

The Arts House, Gallery 1 1 Old Parliament Lane S(179429)

UPQuiz!

Take part in UPQuiz! to know more about local literature, authors and illustrators. *The quizzes are in English and Malay.

1 - 31 Mar 2018

Ungu Pen Lifestyle Store 430 Upper Changi Road East Village Mall, #01-101 S(487048)

The World In A Book

The World In A Book is a weekend of writers’ talks and family-friendly workshops celebrating the spirit of travel.

10 - 11 Mar 2018 10am - 6pm

Bedok Public Library Programme Zone and Learning Zone 11 Bedok North Street 1 #02-03 & #03-04 [email protected] S(469662)

#BuySingLit Festival

Back for the second year, BooksActually will be bringing the #BuySingLit Festival to VivoCity.

6 - 11 Mar 2018 10am - 10pm

VivoCity West Boulevard 1 Harbourfront Walk S(098585)

I LOVE #BuySingLit Contest

To post a picture of their favourite Chinese book by local authors on the Facebook

9 - 25 Mar 2018

Maha Yu Yi Facebook Page

Hello SingLit! Pop-Up Book Fair

Come and discover classic and new SingLit titles at our Hello SingLit! pop-up store, where young and old can take a break with a good book and discover new reads to bring home.

Now till 18 Mar 2018

FORUM The Shopping Mall B1 Atrium 583 Orchard Road S(238884)

SingLit Writers – A New Generation 2.0

Join this series of talks, workshops, book launch and movie screening, as local writers including Tan Chee Lay, Li Qingsong, Neo Hai Bin, and Alfian Sa'at discuss the challenges of creating literary works in Chinese and English in Singapore. *
This programme is in Mandarin and English.

9 - 11 Mar 2018 11am - 7pm

City Book Room 420 North Bridge Road #03-10, North Bridge Centre S(188727)

Pioneer Passages: Women’s Writes

Celebrate the work of pioneering Singapore female playwrights and screenwriters like Eleanor Wong, Jean Tay, Ovidia Yu and Verena Tay in this series of dramatised readings of their works.

9 Mar 2018, 8pm - 9.30pm 10 - 11 Mar 2018, 3pm - 4.30pm

Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity 89A Desker Road S(209611)

Book Trailer Workshop

Learn how to create a three-minute book trailer based on your favourite SingLit books!

10 - 11 Mar 2018 10am - 4pm

Woodlands Regional Library Pacific Room 900 South Woodlands Drive, #01-03 S(730900)

LITTLE SingLit Puppet Theatre

Discover the colourful world of Savitri: The Task for the Mighty Demon and The Amazing Sarong in the LITTLE SingLit Puppet Theatre at Woods in the Books!

10 - 11 Mar 2018 11am - 12pm; 3pm - 4pm

Woods in the Books 3 Yong Siak Street S(168642)

Illustrating SingLit

Join our Illustrating SingLit workshops and learn about the magic of book illustration!

10 Mar 2018 3pm - 4.30pm: Workshop 1 - Local History 
4.30pm - 6pm: Workshop 2 - Comic Books 11 Mar 2018 3pm - 4.30pm: Workshop 3 - Local Culture & Heritage 4.30pm - 6pm: Workshop 4 - Children's Picture Books

[email protected] Make 277 Orchard Road #03-12 / #04-11 orchardgateway  S(238858) National Library Building Visitors Briefing Room 100 Victoria Street S(188064)

That’s The Story Of My Life

Method Productions presents an original play as part of #BuySingLit 2018. Mined from the rich legacy of Singapore’s literature, That’s the Story of My Life takes audience members on a journey of narratives – both personal and fictional – and weaves their stories into ours.

2 Mar 2018, 7.30pm - 9.30pm 3 Mar 2018, 3pm - 4.30pm; 7.30pm - 9pm 4 Mar 2018, 3pm - 4.30pm 10, 11 Mar 2018, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity 89A Desker Road S(209611)