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
#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