Singapore Writers Festival (SWF)

SWF  2015







Little Kids, Big Ideas: Hang Nadim and the Garfish

Date: Sunday, 1 November 2013
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Venue: River Room, Asian Civilisation Museum (ACM)

Join the To S.I.R (Socially Inclusive Reads) With Love team – Hidayah Amin, Lee Seow Ser and Tan Ai Khim – as they re-tell the familiar local folktale of the boy who saves Singapura from a terrible fish attack, with his bright idea. Part of the Little Kids, Big Ideas series, ‘Hang Nadim and the Garfish’ is a special dyslexia-friendly book, with Braille for the visually impaired and textured illustrative elements for a stimulating read.


SWF  2013









About my Childhood
Date: Saturday, 2 November 2013
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Venue: Glass Hall, S’pore Art Museum (SAM)

SWF_5Growing up in Singapore and Malaysia has left a profound impression on these writers who have gone on to write about those carefree days, lost landscapes and vivid memories. Come hear their anecdotes and the folk wisdom of yesteryears.

Moderated by: Pearl Samuel
Featuring: Ann Peters, Bernice Chauly, Hidayah Amin


No Future in Nostalgia?
Date: Sunday, 3 November 2013
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Room, National Museum of Singapore (NMS)

SWF_8This panel, moderated by poet Angeline Yap, weighs the value of relooking at our rich shared histories. But is there any danger in romanticising or exoticising the past? Three writers of memoirs and historical fiction debate.

Moderated by: Angeline Yap
Featuring: Choo Yangsze, Hidayah Amin, Josephine Chia


Little Lit!
Book: The Mango Tree
Date: Sunday, 10 November 2013
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Venue: Big Steps, School of Information Systems, S’pore Management University (SMU)

SWF_IsaGet to know about the mango tree and its significance at this interactive session. Let author Hidayah take you on plant-astic discovery of new words, familial culture and the importance of preserving nature and our heritage through acting, drawings and fun imagination.