Sing Lit: Read Our World hosting one day event for literature lovers on Feb 26
The event will take place at the Sing Lit Station and HAPPEN at Jalan Besar.
If you’re a lover of Singaporean literature (Sing Lit), then you have to drop by the Sing Lit Block Party on Feb 26.
Hosted by the Sing Lit: Read Our World movement, the event will be from 10am to 4pm and have six different events throughout the day.
The first event will be a workshop titled Sing Lit and Mental Health: 4 Acts of Life at the Sing Lit Station on Dickson Road. The workshop is split into two parts: Regret and Gratitude from 10am to 12pm, and Love and Goodbyes from 1pm to 3pm.
If environmentalism is more your speed, check out Emerging Warmer, A Climate Manifesto for Sing Lit? from 11am to 12pm at HAPPEN in Jalan Besar. This panel is hosted by nonfiction writer and teacher Carolyn Oei, and will feature author and editor Esther Vincent, visual artist Robert Zhao and performer Ang Xiao Ting.
Then from 1pm to 2pm, there’s Sing Lit Multiverse: The Many Lives of a Story, where writer-director Lee Thean-jeen, author Balli Kaur Jaswal and writer Suffian Hakim (of Harris Bin Potter fame) discuss how Singaporean literature has been adapted into many forms, like TV shows and films.
From 3pm to 4pm, there’s In Kahoots with Sing Lit: An Afternoon of Trivia, a quiz show hosted both at HAPPEN and online. There will be capacity limits for both, as there will be safe management measures at HAPPEN and a 20 pax cap for online attendants.
Throughout the day, there will also be interactive activities and even a video game.
What’s the Matter, Mister Monster? is a video game based on the short story SIN by Ng Yi Sheng where players are brought into a version of Singapore overrun by otherworldly creatures.
Lastly, there’s the Sing Lit Level Up Quest, which starts on Feb 26 but concludes on Mar 31, will have participants exploring three different pathways of Sing Lit to create their own literary adventure. Participants will receive a bespoke enamel pin for each pathway they complete.