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Finding time for regular reading is becoming a challenge. Cultivate the reading habit and be a cognizant reader in this age. For budding storytellers, explore the art and techniques of Storytelling and Writing.

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When kickstarting a habit, start small. Rekindle your reading with recommended short reads, or start reading stories from our own shores with Singapore literature. Besides what to read, understand how our reading brain works, especially in the age of the internet.

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Obsessed with Books in Don Quixote | A Bridge to the Classics

Don Quixote is a reader famously besotted by the classics—the classics of chivalric romances—to be precise. So much does he love them that he goes mad, treating fiction as reality. This delusion thus launches his hilarious and poignant misadventures as a modern-day knight errant. What happens when we treat the world as a text and text as a world? What are the dangers of bibliophilia and bibliomania?

14 Sept 2022,
7.30pm - 8.30pm

National Library Building, Imagination & Possibility Rooms

Poets Talk Shop: Daryl Lim Wei Jie & Tse Hao Guang | SG Author

Poets, Daryl Lim Wei Jie and Tse Hao Guang will chat about poetry and Sing Lit, and read from recent works.

15 Sept 2022,
7pm - 8pm


Being Human with Other Animals | Think Lit

This talk will explore trans-species friendship between humans and animals, using two ancient epics: Valmiki’s Ramayana and Homer's Odyssey. 

17 Sept 2022,
3pm - 4pm


Literary Speaking : (Dis)enchantment in Poetry | SG Author

Ann Ang, Daryl Lim Wei Jie and Shawn Hoo will discuss their recent works, and how enchantment and disenchantment feature in their poetry.

22 Sept 2022,
7pm - 8pm


The Empty Text in Journey to the West | A Bridge to the Classics

Journey to the West (or Xiyou ji) is a celebrated Chinese novel with the beloved Monkey (Sun Wukong), who accompanies a group of pilgrims to retrieve scripture from the West (India). At the end of the novel, after many years and many wanderings, they reach their long-sought after destination—the Thunderclap Monastery of Western Heaven. Yet when they are finally given their scriptures, the pilgrims are utterly dismayed: the scrolls turn out to be blank, “wordless, empty texts”! Why? What moral is the novel trying to impart? How might this correspond with the Buddhist doctrine of emptiness and form?

28 Sept 2022,
7.30pm - 8.30pm

National Library Building, Imagination & Possibility Rooms

Experimenting with Words and Poetry | SG Author

Daryl Lim Wei Jie will explore language as a source of creative experimentation, and how word origins, etymologies and single words can inspire whole poems. He will consider the nature and purpose of word connotation in poetry; explore the narratives and lyrical possibilities within words.

29 Sept 2022,
7pm - 8pm


Trying to Burn Books in Doctor Faustus | A Bridge to the Classics

Doctor Faustus is a perennial legend in European civilisation—the man who sold his soul to the devil. But before that, he was a learned professor in Wittenberg, the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation. What does the myth tell us about the perversions of too much erudition, the temptation of knowledge, the misuses of theology and philosophy? Through a reading of Christopher Marlowe’s play, we’ll think about why it is so difficult for us to be alone, and why having too much power might not be a good thing.

12 Oct 2022,
7.30pm - 8.30pm

National Library Building, Imagination & Possibility Rooms

Farewell to Books in Shakespeare’s The Tempest | A Bridge to the Classics

The Tempest is Shakespeare’s last play, and many readers take the protagonist Prospero to be a self-portrait of the playwright himself. As the Bard bids farewell to the stage, Prospero at the end of the play drowns in his books and abandons his magical arts. How does the play capture the delicate balance between a noble utopia and rapacious modernity?

26 Oct 2022,
7.30pm - 8.30pm

National Library Building, Imagination & Possibility Rooms

Discuss and Share Your Knowledge

Shantih Shantih Shantih by Daryl Qilin Yam | Sing Lit Book Club

Join us at Singapore Literature Book Club as we discuss _Shantih Shantih Shantih_ with its author Daryl Yam. This will be an interactive session, please come prepared to discuss the book and share your thoughts!

15 Sept 2022
8pm – 9pm


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