Singapore Writers Festival 2020
30 October - 8 November
The Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) returns for its first digital format, offering a diverse line-up of programmes inspired by the theme of ‘Intimacy’. The event invites authors and audiences to discuss and reflect on the impact of the pandemic, and how people are able to engage digitally and connect with one another despite being apart. Topics covered include the changing definitions of loneliness, mental health, and the need for human interaction and community-mindedness in a time of pandemic. Festival-goers can explore these topics across languages and formats, where artists have developed inventive ways of experiencing literature with the digital medium.
Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), the multi-lingual literary festival celebrates thoughtful discussion, a love for stories, and encourages intercultural dialogue by bringing together writers, thinkers and participants from Singapore and overseas.