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Words Go Round

Now extended till 31 August 2022 for select programmes (subject to the presenter's availability). See below for details!

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Commissioned by the National Arts Council, Words Go Round (WGR) is a school outreach programme that began in 2011 as part of the Singapore Writers Festival, with the objective of bringing literary authors and programmes directly to students in our schools.

Now entering its 12th edition, WGR 2022 has expanded into a standalone, multilingual slate of programmes in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil, taking place from 23 May to 29 July 31 August 2022*. WGR seeks to develop in students an awareness of and appreciation for our diverse cultural and literary heritage; provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge and skills relevant to the English and Mother Tongue Language and Literature curricula; and foster creative expression and create opportunities for students to expand their engagement with literature both locally and globally.

Schools can look forward to an exciting slate of programmes, with something on offer for students of all ages, from pre-school to JC/CI. For WGR 2022, NAC has collaborated with the Singapore Book Council (for pre-school/primary school programmes) and Sing Lit Station (for secondary school/JC/CI programmes), to curate and present interactive talks and workshops by a diverse range of Singaporean and international speakers and writers.

More information on WGR 2022 programmes is available in the programme booklets below. Please use our partners' respective links to make your bookings.

Join us in exploring the many imaginative worlds that literature can create!

*We heard you! Words Go Round 2022 will be extended until 31 August 2022. Due to popular demand, select programmes will be made available until the end of August (subject to the presenter’s availability).

Please indicate your preferred dates and times for your chosen programme(s) through the booking link or write in to (for pre-school and primary school) or (for secondary school and JC/CI).

Click the logos of our WGR 2022 programme partners and official bookseller to visit their websites for more information!

Programme Partners
Singapore Book Council
Sing Lit Station
Official Bookseller
Closetful of Books