Literary launch party organised by Sing Lit Shuttle happening Mar 25 to 26

New local books will be released at the party.

Han Xinyi

Published: 20 March 2023, 5:42 PM

For anyone craving to bury their noses in new books, your opportunity has arrived!

Named the Sing Lit Shuttle, the two-day literary launch party is organised by the non-profit literary platform Sing Lit Station to publicise new and upcoming releases from local writers like Balli Kaur Jaswal and Rachel Heng.

Through panel discussions, poetry readings, book signings and more, visitors can participate in and gain insight about the world of literature in Singapore from authors, poets and even translators.


Alongside discovering new local reads, visitors can hear from writers sharing their experiences about storytelling in Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: SING LIT STATION


The event features panel discussions such as A Translator’s Guide to Navigating the Stars, where writers Daryl Lim Wei Jie, Dr Yeo Wei Wei and Ang Jin Yong share what goes through translators’ heads when breaking down a literary work’s original language and repackaging it into a completely different one.

Singapore’s young up-and-coming writers like Jonathan Chan and Ng Ziqin will speak about their experiences with publishing literary works in Singapore in Meteoric Rise: Young Writers to Watch. Jonathan’s book Going Home (2022) and Ziqin’s Every School a Good School will also be available for purchase.

New books will be launched at Over at in The All Stars by local writers Balli Kaur Jaswal, Rachel Heng and Tse Hao Guang.

An open-mic poetry reading session called SPLOOSH X GAUDY BOY will also be held at Sing Lit Station featuring poets like Nathaniel Chew, Tse Hao Guang, and nor. Joshua Ip will provide participants with in-depth analysis on their poetry texts as being read out.

For something a little more physical, there are combat demonstrations, food workshops and an annual opening party for visitors to enjoy after participating in insightful panel discussions.

Admission is free for all programmes except SPLOOSH X GAUDY BOY and Eating South Asian Food in Singapore: Enjoying a New Conversation. 

Those interested in joining the launch party may register online, with a $5 refundable deposit required to secure tickets to the free programmes.

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