Be prepared to get hot under the collar.
This reading introduces authors whose writings revolve around love, desire and relationships. The writers will sign books after the reading.
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Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of poetry collections such as Unmarked Treasure, Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light, The Dictator’s Eyebrow and After You. He has also published Let Me Tell You Something About That Night, a collection of strange tales, and a novel, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza. Cyril has served as a mentor under the Creative Arts Programme and the Mentor Access Project, as well as a judge for the Golden Point Awards in Singapore. A past recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award for Literature, he completed his doctoral degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore in 2012. His poems have been anthologised in Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (W. W. Norton 2008) and Chinese Erotic Poems (Everyman’s Library 2007), amongst various journals and publications across the world.
Pooja Nansi has published two collections of poetry, Stiletto Scars (2007, Word Forward) and Love is an Empty Barstool (2013, Math Paper Press) and co-written a teacher’s resource for approaching Singaporean Poetry in the classroom called Local Anesthetic, a Painless approach to Singaporean Poetry (Upcoming , Ethos 2014). She has also participated in poetry projects such as Speechless with the British Council, where she worked in conjunction with poets from London, Ireland, Taiwan, The Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam and engaged in a month long tour of the UK to explore issues surrounding freedom of speech. Since 2009, she has also been one half of the spoken word and music duo The Mango Dollies with singer-songwriter Anjana Srinivasan.
Tania De Rozario is an artist, writer and curator interested in issues of gender and sexuality. She is the author of Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press: 2013) and co-founder of EtiquetteSG, a multidisciplinary platform focused on developing and showcasing art, writing and film by women. She is also a co-editor of Body Boundaries (The Literary Centre: 2014), an anthology featuring poetry and prose by 28 woman writers. Winner of the 2011 SPH-NAC Golden Point Award for English Poetry, Tania is a literary alumna of Hedgebrook (USA) and Sangam House (India). As a visual artist, her work has been shown in Singapore, The Netherlands, the USA and Spain.
This event is presented by the Singapore Literature Festival.