Festivals and Major Events
Singapore Writers Festival
The Singapore Writers Festival is one of Asia’s premier literary events, organised by the National Arts Council. Inaugurated in 1986, the Festival serves a dual function of promoting new and emerging Singaporean and Asian writing to an international audience, as well as presenting the world's major literary talents to Singaporeans. SWF has delighted book lovers by featuring literary celebrities such as Singapore writers Meira Chand, Felix Cheong, Shamini Flint, Ho Minfong, Sonny Liew and Edmund Chen, as well as international writers such as Steven Levitt, Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Bei Dao, Joe Haldeman, and comic book writers Gail Simone and Mark Waid.
To date, it remains one of the few literary festivals in the world that is multi-lingual, celebrating works in Singapore’s official languages – English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.
Previously biennial, the festival will host its 16th edition in November 2013. Please visit www.singaporewritersfestival.com to learn more.
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Noise Singapore is dedicated to making noise about the creative talent of young people aged 35 and below. Through numerous platforms to express, develop and showcase their creativity, Noise Singapore hopes to encourage young people in Singapore to actively participate in and nurture their relationship with the arts. For more information on Noise Singapore, visit www.noisesingapore.com.
Since 2005, Noise has reached out to thousands of young people in Singapore through its various platforms, such as mentorships from top industry professionals, various concerts and exhibitions at high-traffic arts venues including the Esplanade, Singapore Art Museum and shopping malls, as well as workshops, grants and other arts activities.
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