Programming Track: SingLit In Person


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


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)


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

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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


Memateri Prasasti — Cinta Dari Kaca Mata Rafaat Hamzah (Memateri Prasasti — Love From Rafaat Hamzah’s Eyes)

Cinta Daripada Kaca Mata Rafaat Hamzah (Love Through Rafaat Hamzah’s Eyes) is a performance-forum that features renowned poet and artist Rafaat Hamzah. This session is in Malay.

10 March, 6pm – 7pm

Festive Plaza Main Stage, Our Tampines Hub


Stories Alive! Menghidupkan Cerita Dwibahasa untuk Kanak- Kanak (Stories Alive! Making bilingual stories come alive for children)

Stories Alive! aims to bring to life 4 local bilingual English-Malay story books through interactive roleplaying and story stations. This programme is in Malay and English.

16 March, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Wisma Geylang Serai


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

Temenggong 18/20


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