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Why You Should Check Out The Singapore Writers Festival

I heard this line during a panel at the festival two years ago: it’s not just a festival of writers, but it’s also a festival of ideas. Before you think this is a complete geeking out, it is. But hear me out; it’s thought-provoking as it discusses the current state of the world, especially with this year’s theme – Intimacy. Read on to find out Tropika Club’s take on this year’s Singapore Writers Festival.


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A Most Unusual Year

The festival would usually take over the entirety of The Arts House at Raffles Place. Festival Director Pooja Nansi set out to do just that for this year as well. But as the realities of the pandemic surfaced in February this year, her team realised they needed a contingency. By April, they had to pivot to a completely digital edition.

So, instead of a splendid affair filled with stately speeches and readings on their Opening Night, it was just a Youtube live stream event. It began with a speech by Member of Parliament Low Yen Ling. Afterwards, there was just this easy conversation between writer and editor Mrigaa Sethi and Pooja Nansi, who was even sitting cross-legged.



A curious wanderlust at heart, Benedict is always out to explore the world around him, and share his discoveries.