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Singapore Writers Festival  ✨SWF 2017: 3 - 12 Nov ✨ We celebrate the written and spoken word in Singapore's four official languages - English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.

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Get ready to belt out in laughter with our featured author, Philip Ardagh!
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The Ronald Dahl Funny Prize 2009 winner for the title Stinking Rich & Just Plain Sticky has written more than 100 books, including the acclaimed children's series, The Eddie Dickens trilogy. Ardagh is also a regular reviewer of children's books for The Guardian
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Come get your Festival Pass to meet Philip Ardagh! Grab yours now at a 20% discount: bit.ly/swfadvance17
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Teachers, take this opportunity to bring Philip Ardagh to your school to learn to create humorous characters and have a good laugh! Visit bit.ly/prisec17 to book a session. Bookings close 31 August 2017
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Go on an epic adventure with A.L. Tait at SWF 2017!
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The author of the thrilling children's adventure series The Mapmakers Chronicles has more than 20 years’ of experience in magazines, newspapers and online publishing. Her works have been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards (Best Children’s Fiction) and Readings Children’s Book Prize 2015. Tait also writes non-fiction titles such as Credit Card Stressbusters: Slash Your Credit Card Debt in 90 Days and Career Mums. Her new book, The Book of Secrets, in her brand-new Ateban Cipher series will be released in September 2017
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Have you gotten your Festival Pass to meet A.L. Tait yet? Grab yours now at a 20% discount: bit.ly/swfadvance17 (link in bio)
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Teachers, take this opportunity to bring A.L. Tait to your school as they discover how to create characters for fantastical worlds and exciting adventures! Visit bit.ly/prisec17 to book a session. Bookings close 31 August 2017
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Get to know Eliot Schrefer, one of SWF 2017’s featured authors
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The two-time National Book Award in Young People’s Literature finalist (2012 and 2014) is the author of the well-received Great Ape Quartet series. His works have been translated into many languages including German, Russian, Polish, Taiwanese, Bulgarian, and Japanese. To date, Schrefer has published 11 books, including young adult fiction novels Glamorous Disasters, The School for Dangerous Girls and The Deadly Sister
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Here’s your chance to meet Eliot Schrefer at the festival with a 20% discounted Festival Pass: bit.ly/swfadvance17 (link in bio)
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Teachers, grab this opportunity to bring Eliot Schrefer to your school as he ruminates on using his exciting travels in Borneo and the Democratic Republic of Congo to build fictional worlds and characters. Visit bit.ly/prisec17 to book a session. Bookings close 31 August 2017
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Meet our featured author Jay Kristoff
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He is the award-winning author of The Lotus War trilogy, a fantasy series set in a Japanese steampunk dystopia. Titles Illuminae and Gemina from his second series The Illuminae Files won the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction novel in 2015 and 2016 respectively. In 2015, it was announced that the film rights to Illuminae have been acquired by Plan B Entertainment.
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Get your Festival Pass at a 20% discount to catch Jay Kristoff at SWF 2017: bit.ly/swfadvance17 (link in bio)
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Teachers, grab this opportunity to bring Jay Kristoff to your school for an illuminating talk on science fiction! Visit bit.ly/swfprisec17 to book a session. Bookings close 31 August 2017.
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Happy birthday Singapore! 🇸🇬 SWF POP celebrated #SG52 and #NS50 today with a screening of Army Daze at SAFRA Punggol. For those of you who came down, we hope you had a good laugh!

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We had fun at our SWF POP 20: KOPI-O ____ DAI at today's Singapore Coffee Festival! For those of you who were there, we hope you had fun! Otherwise, catch what went down here (with more on our Instastories).

Audiences got to contribute words to a prose piece or a poem by Felix Cheong and Jennifer Anne Champion while illustrators, Dan Wong from A Good Citizen and James Tan, turned their words into works of art.

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#SWFPOP 19: Islands of the Mind - an evening featuring writers from Ireland and Singapore (in order of their readings tonight): Marina Carr, Pooja Nansi, Julian Gough, Cheryl Julia Lee and Samuel Lee.

We also enjoyed a performance of scenes from Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats performed by NTU English students, directed by Sarah Jane Scaife.

This SWF POP is a co-presentation with NTU English Division and IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literature). Supported by The Ireland Funds Singapore, Embassy of Ireland Singapore, and NTU Centre For Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

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GET INVOLVED IN SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2017!

We are looking for passionate and pro-active individuals to volunteer with SWF this year. You’ll be an integral part of the festival, assisting in day-to-day operations. Gear up for cool experiences and a unique opportunity to meet writers and intellectuals from all around the world.
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This year, we will be using a new platform created just for volunteers: The Arts Volunteer Portal
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To sign up as a SWF Volunteer, please follow these steps:

1. Go to www.volunteers.sg/arts and register for an Arts Volunteer account (click "Register" on the top right corner)
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2. Activate your Arts Volunteer account from the link sent to your email address
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3. Sign up here bit.ly/SWFvolunteer17 or through the “Events” page on The Arts Volunteer Portal
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Please visit bit.ly/SWFvolunteer for more information. Applications close 28 August 2017. We look forward to working with you!
Best wishes,
The SWF Team

SWF17 BOOK LAUNCH APPLICATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 25 JUNE 2017
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Calling all writers and publishers! Looking for the perfect occasion to launch your new books? Look no further! We've extended applications for book launches at the Singapore Writers Festival to 25 June 2017. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to share your works at the festival
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Please visit www.bit.ly/SWFBookLaunch17 for more information
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Thank you,
The SWF team

We are looking for two committed individuals to join us for SWF 2017 and Words Go Round 2018!
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1. Executive (SWF Venues & Operations) - From Jun to Dec 2017

Calling for individuals who are detail-oriented and love to work behind-the-scenes! The executive will work with the Venues & Ops manager to aid in festival operations, liaisons with venues and event companies, logistics administration and project management.
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2. Executive (Words Go Round) - From July 2017 to April 2018

Be part of this enriching outreach programme to schools and communities! The executive will work with the Words Go Round manager to assist in programming, marketing and operations.
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Please visit http://bit.ly/SWFcareers for more information. Applications close 16 June 2017. We look forward to receiving your awesome resumes!
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Thank you,
The SWF team

"Hopefully literature can help young adults find themselves or answer questions they may have." -- Simon Chesterman discussing YA fiction with Nicholas Yong, Low Ying Ping and JY Yang at the All In! Young Writers Festival

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(Translated) "When you're reading picture books to your children, don't just read the words to them. Don't skip the stage of looking at pictures. There are many subtleties such as color sensitivities with cultural connotations that children can and should catch." - 阿果 advising parents and budding picture books authors at Bishan Public Library! What an enlightening Saturday afternoon indeed!
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