Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) is one of Asia’s marquee literary festivals, and one of the few multilingual literary festivals in the world, celebrating the written and spoken word in Singapore’s four official languages – English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil.
The event hosts the most exciting writers and thinkers of our time and is an exciting platform for dialogues and exchange of ideas, with a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary program, including panel discussions, workshops, lectures and performances.
Held in a hybrid format with a mix of in-person and online events, this year’s SWF focuses on the theme of ‘Guilty Pleasures’. The organizes references the theme to “the book, film, TV show or song we adore but don’t want to admit to”. This year, the aim is to lean in and boldly celebrate the things we love as we challenge the very notion of what belongs in a literary sphere!
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.
Take this chance to meet A-list authors, panels, meet-the-author sessions, and more, all in one place!
Catch the first-ever edition of the Singapore Writers Festival to be presented digitally from the comfort of your home! One of the few literary festivals in the world which is multi-lingual, celebrating works in Singapore’s four official languages –English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil – as well as other languages.
October 30 to November 8, 2020.