Arts House Limited Presents Singapore Writers Festival 2021
- 05 Nov - 14 Nov
The Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), one of Asia’s premier literary events, started in 1986 as a biennial festival. Now presented yearly by Arts House Limited, SWF is a much anticipated event on the cultural calendar, presenting the world’s major literary talents to Singaporeans while shining a spotlight on home grown and Southeast Asian creative talents.
Over the years, the Festival has become an exciting meeting point of writers, academics and thinkers in a choice spread of panel discussions, workshops, lectures and performances over 10 days. It has hosted literati the likes of two-time Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood, Whitbread First Novel Award winner Zadie Smith, British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Nebula winner Neil Gaiman and Lambda Literary Award winner Roxane Gay.
The Singapore Writers Festival is one of the few multi-lingual literary festivals in the world, celebrating the written and spoken word in Singapore’s official languages – English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.
SWF returns from 5 - 14 November 2021, and its exhilarating and tantalising line-up of programmes is guaranteed to excite one and all. This year’s bold, cheeky, and relatable edition is presented by Arts House Limited and commissioned by the National Arts Council. Festival passes are available via SISTIC Live.
Theme: Guilty Pleasures
You know that book, film, TV show or song you adore but don’t want to admit to?
This year, we are leaning in and boldly celebrating the things we love as we challenge the very notion of what belongs in a literary sphere. Lowbrow, highbrow, who cares! SWF 2021 also explores the complicated relationships between guilt and pleasure in the actions we take and choices we make as individuals and a global community within our societies and environments.
Price: $20 for Festival Pass, $38 for Festival Pass Plus