Novel experiences and things to do at #BuySingLit | The A List
You don’t have to stick your nose in a book to enjoy Singapore literature. The #BuySingLit movement is holding exciting multi-sensory programmes in March to celebrate homegrown literature. Don’t know where to start? Our cheat sheet will point you in the right direction.
Experience-seekers, it’s your move
SingLit Power House
6 – 7 March, 5pm – 9.30pm, Pasir Panjang Power Station
Keen on a literary dance party? Watch words come to life in myriad ways over two nights at this former power station. The programme includes electrifying spoken word performances. Also up for grabs – free burgers from VeganBurg and sweets from Popbar.
Textures: A Weekend With Words
13 – 22 March, 10am – 10pm, The Arts House
Enjoy a buffet of literary experiences at The Arts House’s annual literary festival. The programme includes literature-inspired installations, performances, panels and workshops featuring authors such as Troy Chin and Shaik Kadir.
Family peeps, keep the kids entertained
Hello SingLit! X Arts In Your Neighbourhood
13 – 15 March, 11am – 8pm, Bedok Town Square
16 March, 11am – 6pm, Bedok Town Square
This is one children’s book fair with flair. It offers not just books for sale but also meet-and-greet sessions with homegrown authors and immersive storytelling. These activities will keep the young ones occupied as you browse the books on offer and decide which titles to buy.
The Basket By Rolypoly Family
7 – 8 March, 4.30pm – 5.30pm, Ground-Up Initiative
This dance-theatre performance for young audiences is a fun and tactile approach to storytelling. It is based on the book, The Incredible Basket by Quek Hong Shin, and it encourages the audience to think out of the box about ways to use a basket. The storytelling session is held at the independent community farm, Ground-Up Initiative, in Khatib.
Aspiring creators, time for a treat
City Hall: If Walls Could Talk In Verse
7 March, Workshop: 3 – 3.45pm, National Gallery Singapore, Seminar Room; Poetry tour: 4 – 5.30pm, National Gallery Singapore, Courtyard
Want to dip your toes into poetry? Sign up for a poetry-writing workshop led by acclaimed poet Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde, then go on a poetry tour of the National Gallery Singapore. The tour will see writers, including Grace Chia and MK Kumar, read poetry in various spaces in the museum.
Floral Trails: Reading The Garden City
12 – 29 March, 11am – 9pm, Bukit Panjang Public Library
Take a break from hustling in the Garden City. Immerse yourself instead in the scents and sights of nature with this floral installation, which pairs botanical arrangements with extracts of Singapore literary. This promises to be a walk to remember as you ponder where as a people, our roots are and where our leaves might spread.
Details about #BuySingLit here.