It's all happening at The Arts House! Jun - Jul 2014 listings
Fresh from the success of our two major translation events in May (the >Literary Translation Boot Camp and Singapore International Translation Symposium), we now turn our attention to bridging cultures. It is not as lofty as it sounds. Rather, it takes the simple act of listening and having a conversation. There is no better way to have this exchange than through the realms of literature and the arts. Join us as we seek to understand our neighbours better through through two key programmes,CausewayEXchange and the Asia Pacific Writers & Translators 7th Annual Conference.
We first started CausewayEXchange, or CEX, in 2010 with DMR Productions. The aim was simple: to showcase artists and writers from both Singapore and Malaysia, and to promote more collaborations across the causeway. Each country takes turns to host every other year, and the festival has since taken Singapore artists to Kuala Lumpur and Penang. As CEX turns five this year, it is heartening to know that audiences continue to want to be engaged in this conversation. With 10 days of performances, exhibitions and events, the festival promises to give us even greater insight into the psyche of Malaysia.
In conjunction with CEX, our World Lit programme will also have a Malaysian Writers Focus. We are very excited to welcome the much-loved cartoonist Lat; award-winning fiction, non-fiction writer and poet Dina Zaman; and novelist Yangsze Choo, who made a splash with her debut novel The Ghost Bride, among other writers. Make a date with them as they take part in talks and workshops.
Equally exciting is the Asia Pacific Writers & Translators 7th Annual Conference, which will be taking place in Singapore for the first time this July. Held in Bangkok for the past couple of years, the conference gathers writers and translators from Asia Pacific and beyond together to compare notes, understand each other’s writing culture and challenges, and connect. The theme this year is “Bridging Cultures: Creative Writing and Literary Translation in Asia Today”, and will feature close to 100 writers and translators from Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and many more countries.
These programmes are only the tip of our effort to engage writers and artists from the region as part of our intercultural conversations. We invite you to join us as we strive to know our neighbours better through the power of words and the arts.
For these and other events at The Arts House, please download:
June 2014 listings
July 2014 listings
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