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The 3rd Singapore Literature Conference

The Singapore Literature Conference is back for its third installment, centred around the theme of “Community".

The conference explores the theme in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama about Singapore from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.

The sessions will be on the following sub-themes:

  1. community and ethics,

  2. literature and the community,

  3. teaching literature; and

  4. community building on social media.

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Poetry Festival Singapore 2021

From 30 July to 8 August 2021, Poetry Festival Singapore (PFS) will be presenting the 7th edition of its eponymous festival, centred around the theme of "Community". This year’s festival will combine in-person live-streams, film screenings, workshops, online poetry readings, and performances. 

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The "Write and Burn!" Challenge 2021

WRITE AND BURN! is Poetry Festival Singapore's annual spoken word poetry challenge, open to all students aged 15-18! Come let your words take flight and stand to win attractive prizes as well!

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CATHARSIS 2021 Open Call

Submit your entries today!

We would like to invite you to submit poems for Poetry Festival Singapore - Theme: CATHARSIS.

Sometimes, only words can reveal our deepest motivations. Words reveal, unveil, and expose our innermost desires and feelings. Only then can we even faintly hope to get a glimpse of ourselves at our most vulnerable, and real moments.

"Sometimes what we call tragedy, at least in the theatre, are really case histories. They're based on the central figure, and things happen to that person, and they're called tragedy because they're extremely sad. But tragedy always has a glorious thing happen at the end of it. That's what the catharsis is."  - Derek Walcott


- Only English language poems are acceptable at this point.

- Poem should be between 8 to 40 lines.

- Open to all in Singapore.

- You may submit more than one entry.

Submission deadline: 28 June 2021.

Selected poets will be informed by 20 July 2021.

Selected entries may also be chosen for publication.

Submit your entries here!

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School Poetry Workshop Bookings

From workshops to poetry readings, learning about spoken word poetry, to melding calligraphy with the written word, we hope these poetry-centric activities will be able to present Literature in a different, more interesting perspective.


Intrigued? Click here to book a workshop!