Public Lecture Series : Seks & Teks (Melayu) – Pelincir atau Mengandung?

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre Tahun-tahun 1960an dan 1970an menyaksikan kebanjiran novel erotik dalam sastera Melayu. Terdapat dakwaan bahawa 'unsur-unsur erotik itu ' adalah sekadar alat untuk menarik pembaca atau pelincir sebelum pengarang menyuntik pengajaran moral di hujung sesuatu novel erotik tersebut. Pembentangan ini akan menunjukkan, dalam banyak keadaan, garapan seks oleh pengarang Melayu bukan sekadar penyedap […]

Free

Public Lecture Series – Sembang About ‘Gender’: Gender Fluidity in The Nusantara

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre The session will be in English and is free with registration. This forum will look at concepts of 'gender' in Southeast Asia from the perspectives of various communities in the Nusantara, in particular, the Bugis community. Invited speakers will discuss how the concept of 'gender' is portrayed in the different mediums - […]

Free

Main Tulis Group’s Open Circle

Centre 42 42 Waterloo St, Singapore 187951, Singapore

Main Tulis Group invites you to their open circle. 1. If you have 5-6 pages of script you've been working on, and would like to share it with some writers 2. If you want to hear your script read aloud with people who LOVE reading scripts 3. If you want to hear some works in […]

Book Launch: GOD(A) by Jamal Ismail

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

The session will be in Malay. Unggun Creative invites everyone to the book launch of GOD(A), a collection of short stories by Mr Jamal Ismail. There will be a special reading by the author himself. Featuring poetry reading by Siti Shahirah Samad with music accompaniment by OrkeStar Trio. Mr Jamal Ismail will also be conducting […]

Free

[PLS] Suara-Suara Dalam Pinggiran Sastra by Okky Madasari

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre The session will be in Bahasa Indonesia The debate about the roles and responsibilities of literary works has never been concluded. To this day, there will always be those who argue that literary works should not be burdened with various duties and responsibilities. For them, literature is a story art that can […]

Free

Writing Workshop for Short Stories by Jamal Ismail

Goodman Arts Centre Block E 90 Goodman Road #03-32

The session will be in Malay. Level up your writing skills at a writing workshop for short stories, conducted by Mr Jamal Ismail himself. Learn more about the structures of crafting short stories and inspiration process in creative writing for more effective writing technique. Email your name and mobile number to [email protected] or 83112773 to […]

Free

Spoken Word:#Hashtag Workshop

Youths of Darul Arqam (YODA) # # # Are the words just awaiting to be spoken? But don’t know how to piece them up? Interested in knowing more of how this form of Art is performed? Interested in joining the competition? ⠀ #HASHTAG every step is a learning journey. Come join us this 21st April (Saturday) […]

Free

SIFA 2018 : Verses of Love and Life – Selected Poems of Taha Muhammad Ali by Aidli Mosbit

Living Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) Discover the poetry of celebrated Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali in this enthralling evening of poetry and music. Find yourself carried away on the crests and troughs of life evoked by the master storyteller’s verses that speak so disarmingly of his experiences — from love lost, to an exodus […]

Free

SIFA 2018 : Verses of Love and Life – Selected Poems of Taha Muhammad Ali by Aidli Mosbit

Living Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) Discover the poetry of celebrated Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali in this enthralling evening of poetry and music. Find yourself carried away on the crests and troughs of life evoked by the master storyteller’s verses that speak so disarmingly of his experiences — from love lost, to an exodus […]

Free

Spoken Word Competition : #Hashtag

The Projector 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower,, Singapore

Youths of Darul Arqam (YODA) ʜᴀsʜᴛᴀɢ. From a meaningless symbol to a means of delivery. ʜᴀsʜᴛᴀɢ. We often underestimate the power it possesses. ʜᴀsʜᴛᴀɢ. It gets harder to keep up as time goes by. ʜᴀsʜᴛᴀɢ. For your thoughts, please. ⠀ YODA presents to you ‘HASHTAG’, a Spoken Word Competition of wordsmiths from different walks of […]

Free

Revisiting “Lost” Places in Bilingual Singapore – Malay Poetry

Imagination Room Level 5, NLB 100 Victoria Street, National Library Board

National Library Singapore The session will be in English. When physical spaces give way to urban redevelopment, we risk historical amnesia. Join us as we revisit 'lost' places in Singapore and find out what they mean to our Singapore-Malay poets through their writings that interweave social narratives with a desire to remember. Their words represent […]

Free

Public Lecture Series: Translation as A Cultural Builder

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

DERMAGA x Malay Heritage Centre Translation is a fundamental human activity that occurs between languages, cultures, and forms of expression. This panel will discuss the pleasures and problems in translation. Panel: - Dr Yeo Wei Wei - Mr Hamid Roslan - Mr Loh Guan Liang Moderator: - Mr Daryl Qilin Yam *Forum will be held […]

Free

Cipta Cita : Dramatised Reading of “Punggah” by Johnny Jon Jon

Annexe Studio, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive

Esplanade Co Ltd x Teater Ekamatra A critical introspection of the Malay society exploring issues such as religious redemption and social complexities, Punggah and We Bite Our Tongues are urgent stories that will be presented as dramatised readings over two sessions, followed by post-show dialogues moderated by Jamal Mohamad. Punggah by Johnny Jon Jon Sindhu is a single mother […]

Free

Cipta Cita : Nadim and The Magic Keris

PIP's PLAYbox, Level 4 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore

Esplanade Co Ltd Get acquainted with Nadim, a lovable boy featured in several stories from the Malay Annals. He lived in old Singapore, and has had many adventures through several neighbourhoods including Bukit Panjang, Tanah Merah and Istana Kampong Glam. Nadim has lost his keris, can you help him find it? These stories will be […]

Free

Cipta Cita : Script Circle by Main Tulis Group

Annexe Studio, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive

Esplanade Co Ltd Get your scripts ready! Join members of Main Tulis Group (MTG) for a Script Circle where you get to share your scripts and receive feedback and comments. Each script should at least be 5 minutes long and written in Malay language. MTG will also select a piece to be further expanded and […]

Free

Cipta Cita : Dramatised Reading of “We Bite Our Tongues” by Zizi Azah Abdul Majid

Annexe Studio, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive

Esplanade Co Ltd x Teater Ekamatra A critical introspection of the Malay society exploring issues such as religious redemption and social complexities, Punggah and We Bite Our Tongues are urgent stories that will be presented as dramatised readings over two sessions, followed by post-show dialogues moderated by Jamal Mohamad. We Bite Our Tongues by Zizi Azah Abdul Majid Syasha is in need […]

Free

Cipta Cita : Nadim and The Magic Keris

PIP's PLAYbox, Level 4 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore

Esplanade Co Ltd Get acquainted with Nadim, a lovable boy featured in several stories from the Malay Annals. He lived in old Singapore, and has had many adventures through several neighbourhoods including Bukit Panjang, Tanah Merah and Istana Kampong Glam. Nadim has lost his keris, can you help him find it? These stories will be […]

Free

[PLS-DERMAGA] Perancangan Bahasa Melayu Singapura: Antara Nostalgia Warisan dan Dinamika Pembangunan

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre x DERMAGA Session will be in Malay. Majlis Bahasa Melayu Singapura mula menganjurkan Bulan Bahasa Melayu pada tahun 1988. Sebelum itu, aktiviti sedemikian dianjurkan oleh Majlis Pusat, pada tahun 1982, dan Dewan Bahasa dan Kebudayaan Singapura di bawah riayah Kementerian Kebudayaan pada tahun 1966 (pada ketika itu dipanggil Bulan Bahasa Kebangsaan). 30 […]

Free

The Fundamentals of Translation: A Workshop

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Sing Lit Station x DERMAGA x Malay Heritage Centre Feat. Annaliza Bakri, Hamid Roslan and Yeo Wei Wei The session will be in English. What happens in the process of translation? How does a translator decide who he/she wants to translate? What does it mean to speak of faithfulness in translation? Participants will discuss and […]

S$20

Same Same But Different

Play Den, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Causeway Exchange What happens when you put Singaporean and Malaysian writers together in a room? What will they talk about? Where to find the best food, or the best bookstore? Or maybe they will compare notes on books from each country? Five writers from both sides of the causeway have come together to take part […]

S$10

Melayukah Lagu Kita?: Sembang Rasa Mohd Khair Mohd Yasin

The POD, Level 16 100 Victoria Street, National Library Board, Singapore

Majlis Bahasa Melayu Singapura (MBMS) x National Library Board Apakah yang dimaksudkan dengan persoalan ini? Lagu-lagu kita  melayu? Atau sejauh manakah keMelayuan lagu-lagu Melayu kita? Kita sembang bersama Encik Mohd Khair Mohd Yasin yang akan berkongsi fikir dan rasa beliau tentang topik menarik ini dengan merujuk kepada sebahagian daripada karya-karya beliau sendiri. Bahkan, beliau mungkin […]

Free

[PLS-DERMAGA] Panel: Subaltern Voices in Literary Narratives

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre x DERMAGA Session will be in English. Panellists Alvin Pang // Andy Ang // Annaliza Bakri Moderator Faris Joraimi Literature plays an important role in providing a platform for voices, emotions and thoughts to be at play and it has the power to convey the universality of human experience. This panel will […]

Free

Writing with Purpose

Safinah Institute Have you ever had the thought of writing and publishing your own book? But have difficulty in remaining consistent in writing it? Or suffer from mental blocks after writing a few sentences? Pressured to produce meaningful and beneficial content for your readers? Or what type of writing style am I going for? Where […]

S$65

Once Upon A Rhyme

Kelana Pantun Temasek A poetry workshop which aims to expose the beauty of pantun. For this workshop, we have invited 2 amazing speakers Zuraimi and Manges, who clinched the Best Poet Award for Pesta Pantun 2018 and Top Award Recipient (Senior Category) for National Poetry Festival 2017 respectively. Speakers will teach to construct an English […]

Free

Rapatseni: Bagai Alun dengan Gendang

Chamber, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore

The Arts House This second edition of Rapatseni showcases an infusion of poetry with musical instruments and explores the symbiotic relationship between the two. Malay musical instruments – both traditional and modern, as well as a fusion of the two – will accompany various renderings of traditional poetry (puisi) and modern poetry. The performance features works by […]

Free

Textures 2019 : The Page on Stage – Samping

Chamber, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore

The Arts House What started as a commissioned programme for last year’s Textures has now been expanded into a series of plays dramatised from Singapore literature. The series will feature three short stories from the Balik Kampung series (Math Paper Press) and is adapted and directed by three top award-winning television writer/directors lending their magic from the tube to […]

SGD 20

Textures 2019 : The Page on Stage – Samping

Chamber, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore

The Arts House What started as a commissioned programme for last year’s Textures has now been expanded into a series of plays dramatised from Singapore literature. The series will feature three short stories from the Balik Kampung series (Math Paper Press) and is adapted and directed by three top award-winning television writer/directors lending their magic from the tube to […]

SGD 20

Textures 2019 : The Page on Stage – Samping

Chamber, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore

The Arts House What started as a commissioned programme for last year’s Textures has now been expanded into a series of plays dramatised from Singapore literature. The series will feature three short stories from the Balik Kampung series (Math Paper Press) and is adapted and directed by three top award-winning television writer/directors lending their magic from the tube to […]

SGD 20

Textures 2019 : Night of Terrifying Tales

The Arts House 1 Parliament Lane

Moonshadow Stories x The Arts House Master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran and a team of storytellers present a spooky experience filled will thrills and chills. The audience will visit five locations on level two of the House to hear five incredible tales inspired by Singapore’s best-selling series, True Singapore Ghost Stories. For audiences aged 16 and above. […]

SGD 20

Textures 2019 : The Page on Stage – Samping

Chamber, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore

The Arts House What started as a commissioned programme for last year’s Textures has now been expanded into a series of plays dramatised from Singapore literature. The series will feature three short stories from the Balik Kampung series (Math Paper Press) and is adapted and directed by three top award-winning television writer/directors lending their magic from the tube to […]

SGD 20

Textures 2019 : The Page on Stage – Samping

Chamber, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore

The Arts House What started as a commissioned programme for last year’s Textures has now been expanded into a series of plays dramatised from Singapore literature. The series will feature three short stories from the Balik Kampung series (Math Paper Press) and is adapted and directed by three top award-winning television writer/directors lending their magic from the tube to […]

SGD 20

Kisah-Kisah Abadi: Nilai, Bahasa dan Wanita dalam Kesusasteraan Melayu Tradisional

Level 5 Possibility Room, NLB Level 5, National Library Building, 100 Victoria St

National Library Board Eternal Stories: Values, Languages ​​and Women in Traditional Malay Literature The session will be in Malay. In this session, Dr Kartini Anwar and Annaliza Bakri will highlight a number of themes, values and ideals in the early Malay literature that remained from generation to generation. Learn how these stories leave a profound […]

Free

SWF X POP #30: Remix

Concourse, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive

Esplanade Co Ltd Performed in Malay. What happens when contemporary musicians and writers are asked to have a conversation with music and poetry from the past? Join singer-songwriter Asnida Daud, poet Rafaat Hamzah, and writer-musician Bani Haykal as they reinterpret traditional Malay texts for an evening of dynamic call and response performances between new voices and classic […]

Free

Naungan Awan – Bakti Khair

Concourse, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive

Esplanade Co Ltd Performed in Malay. A collaboration with the Malay Language Council, Singapore, Naungan Awan is a musical exploration that features a series of poems in the Malay language, based on Bakti Khair’s daily reflections and recollections of the past. Presented in homophonous music compositions, this poetry performance will incorporate virtual instruments to realise patterns of […]

Free

EKANUSA — 01

Greymatter Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street #02-10

Teater Ekamatra & NUS Malay Studies Department EKANUSA -- 01 The session will be in English. Presenting Singapore Malay peoples' past - "gaps and distortion"Presentation of history whether in the written or oral form is constructed to tell a story from a particular standpoint. In this talk, we'll be shown how the dominant construction of […]

Free

StoryFest 2019 : Make Believe – The Singapore Showcase

Blue Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore with the support of National Arts Council Singapore Featuring Singapore based storytellers and spoken word artists. Recommended for adult audiences ages 16 and above. No admission below 15 years. We are surrounded by the sea and what lies beneath and beyond. Nagas and sea queens once ruled the waves upon which princes from […]

$ 20

LumiNation 2019: Lyrical Poetry – A Father & Son Collaboration

Play Den, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

The Arts House feat. A. Samad Said and Az Samad Malaysian National Laureate A. Samad Said & his son, Berklee-trained jazz guitarist-composer Az Samad combine forces for this special performance. Pak Samad (as he’s fondly known) will be reciting his rarely performed poetry from the 1950s and sharing stories of his life in Singapore at […]

Free

LumiNation 2019: Lyrical Poetry – A Father & Son Collaboration

Play Den, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

The Arts House feat. A. Samad Said and Az Samad Malaysian National Laureate A. Samad Said & his son, Berklee-trained jazz guitarist-composer Az Samad combine forces for this special performance. Pak Samad (as he’s fondly known) will be reciting his rarely performed poetry from the 1950s and sharing stories of his life in Singapore at […]

Free

SWF 2019: Sang Nila Utama, Munsyi Abdullah and Raffles – Images of pioneers in Malay literature

Screening Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival x Unggun Creative The statues of these Malay literary pioneers still adorn the Singapore River. This panel discusses the imagery related to this pioneering group as captured in Malay poetry and prose. How have their attitudes and contributions attracted and inspired our writers? The embodiment and treatment of these figures in Malay […]

S$ 25

SWF 2019: In for a Penny, in for a Pound – Seeing Writing Through to the End

Screening Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival x Unggun Creative Genggam Bara Api: Menyimpul Tekad Menghabiskan Karya Writing demands great fortitude and stamina. This conversation highlights the passion and endeavour required in producing literary work. What do writers do when faced with a sense of hopelessness, exhaustion, and a lack of inspiration? What are some tactics to ensure that […]

S$ 25

SWF 2019: Nading Rhapsody

SWF POP Stage, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Ln

Singapore Writers Festival The session is in multiple languages. Nading Rhapsody is an avant-garde ethnic Bornean ensemble whose creative approach to their music reflects the group's indigenous origins and cultural roots. Be entertained by the music of the Sea Dayak (Iban), Land Dayak (Bidayuh), Highlanders (Orang Ulu), and the Coastal People (Melanau) of Sarawak. This […]

Free

SWF 2019: Absurdism in Malay Literature

Screening Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival x Unggun Creative Absurdisme dalam Kesusasteraan Melayu Absurdism as a literary tool can radically push against the boundaries of writing. Absurdism has long been used in Malay literary works and continues to be deployed by writers to explore a vast number of themes. This panel considers how effective it has been in […]

S$ 25

SWF 2019: Death in Poetry

Screening Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival x Unggun Creative Mati Dalam Puisi Themes about death and journeys into immortal states are common in both modern and traditional Malay poetry. The process of accepting death through creative writing can leave a profound impact. Grief, regret, surrender, and forgiveness are part of the processes of dealing with death. This discussion […]

S$ 25

SWF 2019: City Hall: If Walls Could Talk in Verse

Courtyard, National Gallery Singapore 1 St Andrew's Road

Singapore Writers Festival x Poetry Festival Singapore The session is in English. Explore Singapore’s past with six poets as they reimagine stories of the City Hall in the island’s official languages. As the nation commemorates a historical milestone, the featured poets seek to uncover a lost or forgotten cultural treasure trove as they gain a […]

Free

SWF 2019: The Limits of Language in Theatre

Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre, National Gallery Singapore 1 St Andrew's Road

Singapore Writers Festival The session is in English. Theatre-makers discuss how they negotiate social, cultural, and current issues in playwriting. How effective is metaphor in expressing a reality? What happens when direct speech cannot encapsulate the whole truth? And when speech is restricted , can the body find other ways to ‘speak’? Featuring Edith Podesta, […]

S$ 25

SWF 2019: Epic Spoken Word Night

Play Den, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival The session is in English. However you like your truth—well done, medium rare, or still bleeding—come listen to some of the best poets at the Festival spill theirs. Featuring Norah Lea (SG), Shivram Gopinath (SG), Theresa Lola (UK) Jacob Sam-La Rose (UK) & Danez Smith (US). Moderated by William Beale. This session […]

S$ 15

WFH Workshop: Writing with Farihan Bahron

The Arts House The workshop will be conducted in Malay. In the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, there are certainly stories and experiences that you would like to document or tell. In this writing workshop with fiction writer and poet, Farihan Bahron, learn the techniques that can help you to bring these stories to life. […]

S$30