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Been to the Twilight Tales in #Singapore ? #reading

Have you been to a literary event recently? What sort of literary event do you like the most? Ever listened to a beloved author read? Does the author have the same voice as the book when you read it yourself? Does the Literary or Book Council in your country support literary events similar to this one?

If you live in Singapore, have you been to Twilight Tales? Which author would you like to see at Twilight Tales?

Got questions for a noted #author and creative #writing teacher ?

Since I live and write out of Singapore, it features in a major way on this blog and in my writing. I’ve been posting writing advice and interviews from creative writing and publishing experts, and today, one of the luminaries of the current Singapore literary scene, Felix Cheong, has agreed to a chat here at Daily (w)rite. I get to ask him a bunch of questions about creative writing, his work, Singapore, and how all these three mesh together. Feel free to add questions of your own after you’ve read his interview.

Do you have questions for a Literary Agent? #agentchat #amwriting

Andrea Pasion-Flores is the former Executive Director of the National Book Development Board of the Philippines, where she was known for her pioneering work introducing high-impact literary events to the country. Andrea is also a copyright lawyer and teaches English at the University of the Philippines as a member of the faculty of the Department of English and Comparative Literature. She brings her experience in these fields into her role as an agent with the Jacaranda Literary Agency.

Dear reader, Have you read any of the authors Andrea mentions? Are you looking for a literary agent? Do you have any questions for Andrea Pasion-Flores? I’ll randomly choose one of the readers from the comments below, to receive a gift copy of Andrea’s book– so please fire away!

Want to chat with a Literary Agent? #MSWL #amwriting

As part of my ongoing writer’s guest post series in this blog, Melanie Lee spoke to us a week back. Today, Daily (w)rite brings you Jayapriya Vasudevan, one of the best known literary agents in Asia, who founded the Jacaranda Literary Agency. She answers questions on various topics of writerly interest: feel free to leave your questions for her in the comments section, and I’ll do my best to get answers for them. What are your thoughts on Asian authors? Have you read any of the authors Jaypriya mentions? Are you looking for a literary agent? Do you have any questions for Jayapriya Vasudevan?

Dear Writer, How did You start your writing journey?

Today, I’m very excited to welcome on this blog Suchen Christine Lim, one of Singapore’s best known authors and also a kind, cheerful personality when it comes to teaching creative writing. In October this year Suchen’s latest novel, The River’s Song was launched in Singapore (click here to watch Suchen read dramatic excerpts at the launch) and as part of the ongoing writer’s guest post series in this blog, she talks us today about the beginning of her writing journey.

Haze in #Singapore , #sgHaze in My Mind

For the last week or so, Singapore has been enveloped in a haze. The PSI readings have at times reached 370, where anything above 100 is considered ‘unhealthy’, anything above 200 is ‘very unhealthy’ and above 300 is ‘hazardous’.

This is due to fires set to palm plantations and forests in Indonesia, to clear land for more palm plantations. The plantations are privately owned by Singaporean, Malaysian and Indonesian companies, who are slashing and burning, resulting in unprecedented smog in Singapore. None of them looks interested enough in finding a solution, because the problem goes back decades. Singapore says Indonesia is responsible, Indonesia says Singapore is behaving like a kid.