Singapore Literature Festival 2014

Singapore Literature Festival 2014: Rich Words, Poor Words

Singapore Literature Festival 2014: Rich Words, Poor Words

The inaugural Singapore Literature Festival found its way to NYC’s Upper East Side on Saturday with a pair of ticketed reading events at the 92nd Street Y. The first, titled “Rich Words, Poor Words” featured authors discussing the divide between haves and have-nots in Singapore society, and the role language plays. 

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Singapore Literature Festival 2014: Twenty-First Century Family

Singapore Literature Festival 2014: Twenty-First Century Family

The second panel of the Singapore Literature Festival’s Saturday afternoon of ticketed readings at the 92nd Street Y was titled “The Twenty-First Century Family,” and focused on modern dynamics and pressures between parents and children in Singaporean society. It’s worth noting that the larger festival’s participating author count featured eight flying in from Singapore, and six based in America. Noteworthy, because all three of this panel’s authors were examples of Singaporeans who travel to the US to study and/or work—not a few choosing life as expatriates, rather than return home. 

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