Learning with Authors: Teacher’s Pack for Language and History
Are you an English teacher? Enhance your knowledge of SingLit, to make classroom learning more exciting. This primary school teacher's toolkit comes with teaching plans and resources, and will be sent to various primary schools.
From 8 March
Various Primary Schools
பார்வை (Paarvai 2019)
Paarvai 2019 explores Vaigarai Pookal by Ma. Ilangkannan, a local author through the perspective of the youths, and also you, our audience. This session is in Tamil.
8 March: 3pm – 6pm; 10 March: 6pm – 9pm
National Library Building, Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre
Books By Your Side
Instead of fashion or interior design magazines, copies of SingLit titles by Asiapac books are available at various hair salons and clinics. Time flies when you're browsing books.
8 – 17 March
Clinics, salons and other neighborhood joints in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio
Hello SingLit! Pop-Up Book Fair
Come and celebrate SingLit with us at Hello SingLit! There’s a whole slew of SingLit books and events waiting just for everyone, young and old!
8 – 10 March, 10am – 7pm;
9 March, 11am – 12pm: Meet the Author and Illustrator of Candy and Friends;
9 March, 3pm – 4pm: Meet the Author: Neil Humphreys;
10 March, 4pm – 6pm: Sherlock Sam Party
FORUM The Shopping Mall
What’s In A Book?
Learn more about Singapore literature through our informative gallery and grab a few bookish trinkets too!
8 – 10 March, 12pm – 5pm
C.L.A.P! Cerita, Lagu, Aktiviti, Perkusi
Listen to a story, learn a song and play a percussion instrument to create accompanying rhythmic beats. This programme has everything for kids and will be conducted in Malay.
8 March, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Little Arts Academy
Poetic Forms: Experimenting with Structure
Join editor Desmond Kon, and poets Eric Valles and Yeow Kai Chai as they share their ideas on the complexities of poetic creation.
8 March, 3pm – 4pm
Central Public Library
密室逃脱 SingLit Xcape
Participants will solve the mystery behind the hidden words in the Xcape room based on the story of the local picture book The Unspoken Words. This programme is in Mandarin.
Session 1: 9am – 10am
Session 2: 10am – 11am
Session 3: 11am – 12pm
Session 4: 12pm – 1pm
Session 5: 1pm – 2pm
Session 6: 2pm – 3pm
City Book Room
வாங்க நடிக்கலாம் (Come, Let’s Act!)
Come, Let’s Act is a 2-day workshop where Singapore Tamil literature will be brought to life through acting. This programme is in Tamil.
9 & 10 March: 10am – 4pm
National Library Building
Dare You Dino
Authors Andy Chua (Fossil Finders series) and Amon Chua (Ryan & Rex series) share their love for dinosaurs, talk about the inspiration behind their books and more.
9 March, 11am – 12.30pm
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Gajah Untuk Adil (An Elephant For Adil)
Join celebrity author Rilla Melati Bahri in a fun-filled bilingual storytelling session with Singapore’s most loved Malay boy – Adil! Specially for little ones aged 4-8 years old, mummies and daddies can join in the fun through songs, games and language activities. So come and spend the day with Adil in a parent-and-child storytelling experience like no other! This is an English-Malay bilingual programme.
10 March, 11am – 12.30pm
Into The Woods
Book Date @ The Moon
Calling all children’s authors, join the Book Date, a ground-up initiative that provides a platform for authors to network and connect with other professionals in the writing industry.
9 March, 12pm – 2pm
The Moon - Bookstore and Cafe
新加坡绘本嘉年华 (Singapore Picture Books Carnival)
A first in Singapore, this carnival brings together Singapore’s children books authors under one roof with author talks, storytelling as well as arts and craft sessions. This programme is in Mandarin.
9 March, 1pm – 6pm
Bras Basah Complex
We All Step On Snails: A Poetry & Terrarium Experience
Everyone feels tired and uneasy from the dense urban life at some point in time. Calm those frayed nerves and fight the urban blues through a poetry performance by poet Marc Nair while crafting your very own terrarium.
9 & 17 March: 1pm – 3pm
The Hive Carpenter (9 March) & Plain Vanilla Bakery (17 March)
Legend of Bukit Merah – An Intergenerational Adaptation
This intergenerational theatre programme will explore the legend of Redhill based on the book Attack of The Swordfish. The participants, made up of senior citizens and kindergarten children, will explore the different perspectives of the story in relation to the world today.
9 March, 2pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 3.30pm
NTUC Health Active Ageing Hub
Storytelling cum Book Sale
Come join us for a storytelling session and a sale of pre-loved children’s books! Get a free copy for every book purchased.
9 March, 2pm – 4pm
Dignity Mama Stall @ Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Heartland Humour in SingLit
In this light-hearted discussion, award-winning author James Suresh shares humorous stories from his latest books When I was in Uniform… and Singapore in the 60s.
9 March, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Shaping ‘Oops Odelia’
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon starting with an interactive storytelling session with Oops Odelia’s MY Birthday Cake and followed by a hands-on pancake making session facilitated by Sann Choo, the book’s illustrator.
9 March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Slappy Cakes @ The Grandstand
Living Galleries: A Poetry Workshop and Tour
The exhibition Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore presents social and cultural narratives of Singapore in painting. Three generations of Singapore Poets will do the same in verse. The poets will reflect on bonds with their homeland through the visual and literary arts.
Reading Tour -
Group 1: 3.30pm – 5pm,
Group 2: 5pm – 6.30pm;
Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop -
Group 1: 4pm – 4.45pm,
Group 2: 5.15pm – 6pm
National Gallery Singapore
跟着乐乐和佳佳游新加坡 (Visit Singapore With Timmy & Tammy)
Join us for a storytelling session followed by a tour to the food court (Session 1) or the library (Session 2)! This programme is in Mandarin.
10 March, 2pm – 3.30pm, 4pm – 5.30pm
Bras Basah Complex
Pisang Popular — A Malay Pop Up Theatre Performance For Pre-Schoolers
Catch the pop-up play of Pisang Popular and interact with life-sized characters to find out what Pisang Tanduk wants to be when he grows up. The performance will be in Malay.
Show 1: 10am – 10.45am
Show 2: 11am – 11.45am
Show 3: 1pm – 1.45pm
Show 4: 2pm – 2.45pm
Show 5: 3pm – 3.45pm
Kaw Kaw SG Restaurant
SingLit 好自然 (Celebrating SingLit with Nature)
Surrounded by nature, “SingLit 好自然” (“Celebrating SingLit with Nature”) aims to instil an appreciation for SingLit using interesting and creative ways to raise awareness for Singapore literary works and authors. This programme is in Mandarin.
Book Fair: 9am – 12pm
Children poetry and sketching: 9.30am – 11.30am
Interactive storytelling: 9am – 11.30am
Poetry and Sketching: 9am – 11.30am
Writing Screenplay From Local Short Stories
Writing Screenplay from Local Short Stories is a 1-day workshop where local Tamil literature will be brought to life through the craft of screenwriting. This programme is in Tamil.
16 March, 10am – 5pm
Tampines Regional Library
Creating A Fictional Universe
How do fantasy authors create characters and the universes they live in? Where does their inspiration come from? Join author and artist David Liew in a hands-on miniature house crafting session.
16 March, 10.30am – 1.30pm
LITTLE SingLit Puppet Theatre
The LITTLE SingLit Puppet Theatre is back to delight and astound you. Adapted from home-grown children’s SingLit, our puppet show will offer lots of fun to the audience.
16 & 17 March, 11am – 12pm, 3pm – 4pm (both days)
Woods in the Books
Nomads and The World in a Cup of Tea
Enjoy afternoon tea at Mount Faber as travel writers Marc Nair and Tan Mei Ching feed your souls with their literary voyages.
16 March, 2pm – 3.30pm
#BuySingLit x Books & Beer 2.0
Get a taste of local literature, locally-inspired craft beer and meet local writers at your everyday haunts.
16 March, 3pm – 6pm
3pm: B&B x #BuySingLit 2.0 starts
4pm: Sharing on Running on Empty: The Story Behind 0.01s with UK Shyam (45 mins)
5pm: Sharing on Separation: A History with Christine Chia (45 mins)
6pm: End of B&B x #BuySingLit 2.0
The 1925 Brewing Co.
re: Verse 3.0
Join us at this spoken word performance, which reimagines local poetry through translation and creative adaptation.
16 March: 6pm – 7.30pm, 8pm – 9.30pm;
17 March: 2.30pm – 4pm, 4.30pm – 6pm
Feast of Feelings
Through Singapore poetry that addresses different feelings such as love, melancholy and discontent, Feast of Feelings engages the public in starting conversations about mental health.
16 March, 7pm – 10pm
Warna-Warni Di Taman (Colours In The Garden)
Stories and art combine in this interactive storytelling session, which follows a group of small creatures living in the garden. Suitable for children age 5 to 8. This session is in Malay.
17 March, 10am – 12pm
Wisma Geylang Serai
我爱阅读嘉年华 (I Love SingLit Carnival)
Buy and Read SingLit Chinese books created by our local writers and illustrators.
Session 1: 10am – 12.30pm
Session 2: 2pm – 5pm
National Library Building
SUPACROSS – Singapore’s 1st World of Supaheroes Universe
Get up close & personal with Jerry Hinds and get to know Singapore's first extensive superhero comic book series.
Session 1: 11am – 12.30pm
Session 2: 2pm – 3.30pm
Session 3: 5pm – 6.30pm
Jurong West Public Library
Alunan Puisi Melayu (Melody of Malay Poetry)
Get acquainted with a wide range of traditional Malay lyrical poetry, and try your hand at writing and performing them. This programme is in Malay.
17 March, 2pm – 5pm
Wisma Geylang Serai
#BuySingLit Book Bazaar
The #BuySingLit Book Bazaar is back after two successful runs at Gillman Barracks and The Arts House! Organised by the Singapore Book Publishers Association this year, the bazaar showcases the best in the local literary publishing scene and features established and independent literary content makers.
8 March, 6pm – 10pm;
9 March, 11am – 10pm;
10 March, 11am – 7pm
The Arts House
Armour x Author Meet & Greet
Meet the authors of The Boys Who Talks in Bits and Bobs and Murphy, See How You Shine! – Eva Wong and Chen Wei Teng and join them at a fun-filled storytelling session and activities for parent-and-child pairs.
9 March, 2pm – 3.30pm
Times Waterway Point