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Watch SingLit come to life through theatre adaptations, video performances, spoken word events and more.

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Get up close and personal with SingLit: meet your favourite author or character, listen to a story being told, and enjoy lively debates and discussions on literary topics.

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Try your hand at SingLit – you might even solve a mystery or two! Become part of the story through writing workshops, craft sessions and a range of immersive games.

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Buy a work of SingLit and treasure it forever. Every purchase helps support the writers, publishers and retailers who bring these stories to us.

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Let SingLit take you places! Find the poetry and prose in the world around you via guided tours and outdoor installations.

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Programmes List

LITTLE SingLit

A weekend of art, craft and fun that showcases the richness and diversity of Singapore children’s literature.

24 Feb - 5 Mar, 10am - 7pm

Woods in the Books
No. 3 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, S(168642)

MPH Buy SingLit Book Fair

A book fair offering a wide range of SingLit titles, literary events, and a chance to vote for your favourite local title.

24 - 26 Feb, 10am - 10pm

Level 1, Garden Court,
Raffles City Shopping Centre
252 North Bridge Road, S(179103)

Kids’ SingLit Town

Children's books set in Singapore are featured alongside readings and workshops at a weeklong pop-up bookstore.

21 - 26 Feb, 10am - 10pm

Vivocity, West Boulevard
1 Harbourfront Walk, S(098585)

King and Queen!

A Malay pop-up theatre performance for pre-schoolers, starring characters from Siri Bacaan Awal Kanak-kanak.

*This programme will be in Malay.

24 Feb
11.30am - 12.15pm;
1.30pm - 2.15pm; 3pm - 3.45pm

Blisshouse Theme Restaurant
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-21 Clarke Quay Central, The Central, S(059817)

Hello SingLit!

A pop-up bookstore and browsing corner, with storytelling sessions and other activities.

24 Feb - 5 Mar, 10am - 7pm

Atrium, B1
Forum the Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Rd, S(238884)

SingLit Heartland Book Drop

A treasure hunt across the island involving 50 books of Singapore literature hidden in plain sight.

17 - 26 Feb

Various venues

The Whispering Wallpaper

An interactive wall with a collage of illustrated characters from picture books and graphic novels by Singapore authors.

24 Feb - 5 Mar, all day

Plaza Singapura,
68 Orchard Rd, S(238839)

SingLit Chinese Writers – A New Generation

Young writers discuss the challenges of creating Chinese literary works in contemporary Singapore.

*This programme will be in Chinese.

24 Feb, 12pm - 9pm
25 - 26 Feb, 12pm - 7pm

City Book Room
420 North Bridge Road #03-10,
North Bridge Centre, S(188727)

Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks

Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks is a public art project that places invisible, rain-activated excerpts of local poetry on the sidewalks.

From 20 Feb, all day

Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Rd, S(189555)

Play with The Crane and the Crab, a creative writing workshop

A 1.5-hour creative writing workshop inspired by the late S R Nathan’s picture book The Crane and the Crab.

24 - 26 Feb

Various venues

SingLit Stitch

Fifteen artworks created by embroidery artist Jamie Teo featuring SingLit quotes.

24 Feb, 6pm - 9pm
25 Feb - 25 Mar (Exhibition):
Sundays & Mondays 10am - 6pm;
Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am - 8pm

BooksActually
9 Yong Siak Street, S(168645)

Ilakkiya Vasantham: Singapore Award-Winning Tamil Literature

Come take in a slice of Singapore’s literary culture, as we showcase more than 30 literary gems by some of our best Tamil writers.

18 - 26 Feb, 10am - 7pm
(11am - 7pm on Mondays)

The Select Centre
Blk 231 Bain Street
#04-01 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231

NUS Press #BuySingLit Sale

An online campaign to showcase creative non-fiction and classic Singaporean literature titles on the NUS Press webstore and social media platforms.

20-26 Feb

SingLit Promotion

20% discount on all local books in the store

20-26 Feb

Maha Yu Yi
231 Bain Street #03-07
Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231

Walk, Learn & Eat in Serangoon Gardens

A tour of Serangoon Gardens with the authors of Heritage Journeys: No Place Like Serangoon Gardens, including morning tea and lunch at culturally significant places.

25 - 26 Feb and 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar
8.30am – 12.30pm

Serangoon Gardens

Book Trailer

A workshop on how to make a one-minute book trailer for a Singaporean title, from conceptualising the production to filming and editing.

19 Feb, 9.30am - 4.30pm
25 Feb, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Radin Mas Hall,
Bukit Merah Library
3779 Jalan Bukit Merah, S(159462)

LITTLE SingLit

A weekend of art, craft and fun that showcases the richness and diversity of Singapore children’s literature.

24 Feb - 5 Mar, 10am - 7pm

Woods in the Books
No. 3 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, S(168642)

MPH Buy SingLit Book Fair

A book fair offering a wide range of SingLit titles, literary events, and a chance to vote for your favourite local title.

24 - 26 Feb, 10am - 10pm

Level 1, Garden Court,
Raffles City Shopping Centre
252 North Bridge Road, S(179103)

Kids’ SingLit Town

Children's books set in Singapore are featured alongside readings and workshops at a weeklong pop-up bookstore.

21 - 26 Feb, 10am - 10pm

Vivocity, West Boulevard
1 Harbourfront Walk, S(098585)

Hello SingLit!

A pop-up bookstore and browsing corner, with storytelling sessions and other activities.

24 Feb - 5 Mar, 10am - 7pm

Atrium, B1
Forum the Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Rd, S(238884)

SingLit Heartland Book Drop

A treasure hunt across the island involving 50 books of Singapore literature hidden in plain sight.

17 - 26 Feb

Various venues

The Whispering Wallpaper

An interactive wall with a collage of illustrated characters from picture books and graphic novels by Singapore authors.

24 Feb - 5 Mar, all day

Plaza Singapura,
68 Orchard Rd, S(238839)

SingLit Chinese Writers – A New Generation

Young writers discuss the challenges of creating Chinese literary works in contemporary Singapore.

*This programme will be in Chinese.

24 Feb, 12pm - 9pm
25 - 26 Feb, 12pm - 7pm

City Book Room
420 North Bridge Road #03-10,
North Bridge Centre, S(188727)

Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks

Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks is a public art project that places invisible, rain-activated excerpts of local poetry on the sidewalks.

From 20 Feb, all day

Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Rd, S(189555)

Play with The Crane and the Crab, a creative writing workshop

A 1.5-hour creative writing workshop inspired by the late S R Nathan’s picture book The Crane and the Crab.

24 - 26 Feb

Various venues

SingLit Stitch

Fifteen artworks created by embroidery artist Jamie Teo featuring SingLit quotes.

24 Feb, 6pm - 9pm
25 Feb - 25 Mar (Exhibition):
Sundays & Mondays 10am - 6pm;
Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am - 8pm

BooksActually
9 Yong Siak Street, S(168645)

Bookshop Scavenger Hunt

A SingLit treasure hunt at bookstores around the island, with a chance to win an iPad Air 2 preloaded with 20 Malay e-books.

*This programme will be in Malay.

25 Feb, 10am - 2pm

Plaza, National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, S(188064)

Celebrating SingLit with Storytime

An interactive, multi-sensory telling of Jason Erik Lundberg's Bo Bo and Cha Cha's Big Day Out, using playdough, playdough mats, accessories and figurines.

25 Feb
10am - 11am; 11am - 12pm; 2.30pm - 3.30pm

My Imagination Kingdom
11 Tanjong Katong Rd, 03-43 OneKM, S(437157)

Walking with Murderers in Sexy Singapore

A one-hour walking tour around Marina Bay with author Neil Humphreys, who will talk about the real story behind his series of crime thrillers.

25 Feb, 10am – 11.30am

The Fullerton Hotel
1 Fullerton Square, S(049178)

Buy SingLit Festival

Two-day book fair at Gillman Barracks featuring the latest SingLit titles from participating publishers

25 - 26 Feb, 10am - 7pm

Gillman Barracks, Block 7
9 Lock Rd, S(108937)

Mad About Dinosaurs

The authors of the Fossil Finders and Ryan & Rex book series talk about fossils and dinosaurs, with a show-and-tell involving real fossils.

25 Feb, 11am – 12.30pm

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
2 Conservatory Dr, National University of Singapore, S(117377)

Reverse Oral Examination

A parodical oral exam that encourages people to read local fiction.

25 Feb, 1pm

National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, S(188064)

StoryCards Games Club

A storytelling card game that tests the imagination of participants as they come up with plot twists and turns.

1. 26 Feb, 1pm – 2pm; 6-8pm
2. 26 Feb, 1pm – 2pm

1. Vivocity, West Boulevard
2. Plaza, National Library Building

Street Theatre

A street-theatre-style performance in Tamil dramatising the works of Cultural Medallion recipient K T M Iqbal.

*This programme will be in Tamil.

25 Feb
2pm - 3.30pm; 7pm - 8.30pm

Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Rd, S(439053)

Nek Selampit Junior Storytelling Workshop

A Malay-language storytelling workshop led by storyteller Nek Selampit.

*This programme will be in Malay.

25 Feb, 2pm - 4.30pm

Changi-Simei Room,
Tampines Regional Library
31 Tampines Ave 7, S(529620)

If I Were My Great-Grandmother/father

In this storytelling-cum-workshop based on 'The House On Palmer Road', a chapter book, children aged 7 to 12 discover how depicting the past calls for research, imagination and a little time travel.

25 Feb, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Forum the Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Rd, S(238884)

Afternoon Tea with Catherine Lim

Informal conversations on writing with literary pioneer Catherine Lim, over afternoon tea at the Singapore Cricket Club.

25 Feb, 3pm - 5pm

Victoria Room,
Singapore Cricket Club
Connaught Dr, S(179681)

Storytelling & Drama Sama-Sama

A dramatisation of Hang Nadim and the Garfish with interactive and socially inclusive activities, held in the evocative setting of Kampong Glam.

25 Feb, 4pm - 7pm

Malay Heritage Centre
85 Sultan Gate, S(198501)

The Male/Female Divide in Tamil Literature

A discussion on the male/female divide in Tamil literature.

*This programme will be in Tamil.

25 Feb, 5.30pm-7pm

Indian Heritage Centre
5 Campbell Ln, S(209924)

Love @ the Gallery

Readings, performances and discussions of selected Singapore love poems.

25 Feb, 6pm - 7.30pm

National Gallery Singapore
1 Saint Andrew's Road, #01–01, S(178957)

SingLit Radio Plays with 938 Live Talking Books Programme

SingLit is bringing radio plays back to Singapore radio through a unique series of author interviews featuring “radio play” style dramatic excerpt readings of published works representing Singapore literature to a listening audience.

18 Feb - 25 Mar
Every Saturday, 1.30pm - 2pm and 7.30pm - 8pm

Repeat broadcast:
19 Feb - 26 Mar
Every Sunday, 11.30am - 12pm

938 Live Talking Books

SWF POP: The Teenage Textbook Movie

A free screening of The Teenage Textbook Movie, with a pre-show introduction by the director, Phillip Lim and the novel’s author Adrian Tan.

25 Feb, 7.30pm

Empress Lawn, Victoria Theatre
9 Empress Pl, S(179556)

Ranger Anne Storytelling with Puppets!

An interactive storytelling event in which a Ranger Anne story with a wildlife conservation message is brought to life by puppeteers.

25 Feb, 12:30pm-1pm

Treehouse, Central Public Library,
100 Victoria Street, S(188064)

Twilight Tales

Meet Singapore Literature Prize-winning poet Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé at a cosy literary gathering, part of the ongoing Twilight Tales series that promotes Singaporean authors and their works.

25 Feb, 5pm-6:30pm

That Spare Room @ The Fabulous Baker Boy
70 River Valley Rd, S(179037)

‘Uncovering Fine Print’ Local Literature Book Hunt

Find hidden clues and uncover the fine print in a book hunt at the Kinokuniya Jurong Store, with attractive prizes to be won.

25 Feb 2017, 12pm - 5pm

Kinokuniya Jurong Store,
50 Jurong Gateway Road
#04-23 Jem
Singapore 608549

Ilakkiya Vasantham: Singapore Award-Winning Tamil Literature

Come take in a slice of Singapore’s literary culture, as we showcase more than 30 literary gems by some of our best Tamil writers.

18 - 26 Feb, 10am - 7pm
(11am - 7pm on Mondays)

The Select Centre
Blk 231 Bain Street
#04-01 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231

NUS Press #BuySingLit Sale

An online campaign to showcase creative non-fiction and classic Singaporean literature titles on the NUS Press webstore and social media platforms.

20-26 Feb

SingLit Promotion

20% discount on all local books in the store

20-26 Feb

Maha Yu Yi
231 Bain Street #03-07
Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231

Walk, Learn & Eat in Serangoon Gardens

A tour of Serangoon Gardens with the authors of Heritage Journeys: No Place Like Serangoon Gardens, including morning tea and lunch at culturally significant places.

25 - 26 Feb and 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar
8.30am – 12.30pm

Serangoon Gardens

LITTLE SingLit

A weekend of art, craft and fun that showcases the richness and diversity of Singapore children’s literature.

24 Feb - 5 Mar, 10am - 7pm

Woods in the Books
No. 3 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, S(168642)

MPH Buy SingLit Book Fair

A book fair offering a wide range of SingLit titles, literary events, and a chance to vote for your favourite local title.

24 - 26 Feb, 10am - 10pm

Level 1, Garden Court,
Raffles City Shopping Centre
252 North Bridge Road, S(179103)

Kids’ SingLit Town

Children's books set in Singapore are featured alongside readings and workshops at a weeklong pop-up bookstore.

21 - 26 Feb, 10am - 10pm

Vivocity, West Boulevard
1 Harbourfront Walk, S(098585)

Hello SingLit!

A pop-up bookstore and browsing corner, with storytelling sessions and other activities.

24 Feb - 5 Mar, 10am - 7pm

Atrium, B1
Forum the Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Rd, S(238884)

SingLit Heartland Book Drop

A treasure hunt across the island involving 50 books of Singapore literature hidden in plain sight.

17 - 26 Feb

Various venues

The Whispering Wallpaper

An interactive wall with a collage of illustrated characters from picture books and graphic novels by Singapore authors.

24 Feb - 5 Mar, all day

Plaza Singapura,
68 Orchard Rd, S(238839)

SingLit Chinese Writers – A New Generation

Young writers discuss the challenges of creating Chinese literary works in contemporary Singapore.

*This programme will be in Chinese.

24 Feb, 12pm - 9pm
25 - 26 Feb, 12pm - 7pm

City Book Room
420 North Bridge Road #03-10,
North Bridge Centre, S(188727)

Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks

Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks is a public art project that places invisible, rain-activated excerpts of local poetry on the sidewalks.

From 20 Feb, all day

Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Rd, S(189555)

Play with The Crane and the Crab, a creative writing workshop

A 1.5-hour creative writing workshop inspired by the late S R Nathan’s picture book The Crane and the Crab.

24 - 26 Feb

Various venues

Buy SingLit Festival

Two-day book fair at Gillman Barracks featuring the latest SingLit titles from participating publishers

25 - 26 Feb, 10am - 7pm

Gillman Barracks, Block 7
9 Lock Rd, S(108937)

SingLit Radio Plays with 938 Live Talking Books Programme

SingLit is bringing radio plays back to Singapore radio through a unique series of author interviews featuring “radio play” style dramatic excerpt readings of published works representing Singapore literature to a listening audience.

18 Feb - 25 Mar
Every Saturday, 1.30pm - 2pm and 7.30pm - 8pm

Repeat broadcast:
19 Feb - 26 Mar
Every Sunday, 11.30am - 12pm

938 Live Talking Books

SingLit Story: How not to write like a robot or zombie

A two-hour writing workshop by authors Don Bosco and Nicholas Yong to help aspiring writers get started on their creative journeys.

26 Feb, 10am - 12pm

Programme Zone, Level 2,
Bishan Library
5 Bishan Pl, #01-01, S(579841)

Take a Look, Read a Book

A book fair and an afternoon of storytelling and activities centred on the children’s book Fishy Tales by Caline Tan.

26 Feb, 12pm - 7pm

Plaza, National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, S(188064)

A Storyteller Reads – Live Readings by Kamini Ramachandran

In a live reading, storyteller Kamini Ramachandran performs a selection of translated works by Singapore writers.

26 Feb
12pm - 1pm; 2pm - 3pm;
4pm - 5pm; 6pm - 7pm

The Storyteller’s Studio
Block O, #01-58
90 Goodman Road, S(439053)

Adil’s Alive @ MPH!

A storytelling and book-signing session with actress and writer Rilla Melati Bahri.

*This programme will be in Malay.

26 Feb
1pm - 2pm

MPH Raffles City,
252 North Bridge Road, #B1-21
Raffles City Shopping Centre, Raffles City, S(179103)

Revealing the Fib

Writer Radhika Dhawan Puri shares how mathematics and Singapore's history inspired her young adult novel The Fibonacci Revelation.

26 Feb, 2pm - 3.30pm

Fullerton Hotel, Heritage Gallery
1 Fullerton Square, S(049178)

Poke-a-Braille Go! The Singapura way

An interactive game in which participants decode messages in Braille based on the books Hang Nadim and the Garfish and Si Ma Guang and the Giant Jar.

26 Feb, 3pm - 5pm

Plaza, National Library Building,
100 Victoria Street, S(188064)

Learning Journeys – Timmy & Tammy Family Nature Walk at Singapore Botanic Gardens

A guided walk through the Singapore Botanic Gardens in the company of Timmy & Tammy.

26 Feb and 25 Mar
4pm - 6pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens,
1 Cluny Rd, S(259569)

Ilakkiya Vasantham: Singapore Award-Winning Tamil Literature

Come take in a slice of Singapore’s literary culture, as we showcase more than 30 literary gems by some of our best Tamil writers.

18 - 26 Feb, 10am - 7pm
(11am - 7pm on Mondays)

The Select Centre
Blk 231 Bain Street
#04-01 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231

NUS Press #BuySingLit Sale

An online campaign to showcase creative non-fiction and classic Singaporean literature titles on the NUS Press webstore and social media platforms.

20-26 Feb

SingLit Promotion

20% discount on all local books in the store

20-26 Feb

Maha Yu Yi
231 Bain Street #03-07
Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231