Celebrating 60 years of the European Union (EU) and 40 years of EU-ASEAN ties, the EU together with LASALLE College of the Arts will launch its inaugural European Union Writers Festival to deepen its cultural connections with Singapore. The festival is a celebration of culture and literature that transcends borders.
With an opening event and full-day of panel discussions on May 26, the festival explores the themes in European contemporary literature and shares the insights of Singaporean authors who have travelled to Europe and written pieces in response to their journey. You can look forward to a series of talks by industry experts from arts, film, and writing backgrounds as they offer contextual understandings into the overseas and Singaporean literary scenes.
It will create a platform for European writers and publishers based in Singapore to discuss their work and ideas which inspire writing in many forms. Highlights include German writer and filmmaker Michael Schindhelm who will present his latest publication, Happy Tropics I and discussions on topics such as Art Writing, The Craft of Film Writing, The Fine Art of Publishing, and Writing in the Age of Social Media.
Opening night: Thu 25 May, 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Campus Green, LASALLE McNally Campus, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
Festival: Fri 26 May, 10am – 3pm
Venue: The Singapore Airlines Theatre Foyer, Basement 1, LASALLE McNally Campus, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
For more information, visit the website here.
10am – 11am: In Conversation: Michael Schindhelm with Darryl Whetter
11am – 12pm: Art Writing and its Challenges
12pm – 1pm: The Craft of Film Writing
1pm – 2pm: The Fine Art of Publishing
2pm – 3pm: Writing in the Age of Social Media