Plot twists, unexpected combinations and unlikely connections are ahead as the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) returns for its 26th edition from 17 to 26 November 2023. Organised by Arts House Limited (AHL) and commissioned by the National Arts Council (NAC), SWF 2023 embraces the unpredictable in a series of mould-breaking and genre-bending programmes for all audiences, familiar and new, and asks, what happens when you put things that seemingly do not have anything in common, together?
Brace yourself and get ready to gasp as this year’s Festival will be brimming with surprises. From unpacking familiar genres and themes through new and unconventional lenses, to tracing unlikely connections between topics and disciplines, Festivalgoers may choose from an eclectic array of close to 200 in-person programmes featuring about 250 local and international presenters — best experienced with curiosity and an open mind. While holding on to the key literary pillars of the Festival with programming entrenched in literary traditions and beloved SWF signature series, such as the Literary Pioneer series, Southeast Asian Focus, Youth Fringe and SWF Playground, SWF 2023 sets the stage for unlikely combinations and connections, expanding the possibilities of the written and spoken word. This edition also shines a special spotlight on Asian-American authors.
When: 17 - 26 Nov 2023,