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Singapore Writers Festival 2017

Singapore Writers Festival closes with 'kiasu' fun

SINGAPORE - On Sunday (Nov 12), over 600 viewers packed into the Victoria Theatre voted against kiasuism - or fear of losing out - but, ironically, they had lined up nearly six hours before the start of the show to claim free entry tickets.

Author clinches first and second prize in the Malay short story category at Golden Point Award

SINGAPORE - Creative writing competition Golden Point Award saw two firsts in its 13th edition this year: the first time a writer snagged both first and second prize in the same category and the first time a category had no winners in the top three spots.

Five takeaways from British poet Simon Armitage's Singapore Writers Festival talk

SINGAPORE - British poet Simon Armitage, 54, was in town over the weekend to speak at the Singapore Writers Festival. Here are some gems dished out by the Oxford Professor of Poetry on the different ways people interact with poetry at his Nov 4 talk at The Arts House.

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Record attendance for Singapore Writers Festival 2017

SINGAPORE - The 20th edition of the Singapore Writers Festival set a new record for attendance this year by drawing almost 25,500 festival-goers, a 25 per cent jump from the previous year.