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17-Aug-2013 ~ 26-Oct-2013

Screening Room @ THE ARTS HOUSE
Singapore 179429

Sing Lit 101: How to Read A Singaporean Poem


Co-presented by The Arts House and Gwee Li Sui

The Arts House is proud to present an inspiring new literary series that celebrates the life and power of Singaporean poetry,
Sing Lit 101: How To Read A Singaporean Poem.

Literary critic and poet Dr Gwee Li Sui will give six lectures, each focused on a major English poem from Singapore’s formative decades. He will introduce their writers and the times before unpacking these poems for a whole sweep of riveting and hidden meanings and implications.


If you find poetry a difficult form to enjoy, or if Singapore’s literature appears a mystery, this is the place to start! Dr Gwee will take you on a journey packed with thought, passion, and wit that should show you Singaporean writing in a new light. Whatever your age or background is, you will be charmed and enlightened by the analyses and come to appreciate the value of verse and its inquiry, what poetry does and what can be known through it.


This groundbreaking series will come to a close also in style, with a revisit of one of the region’s key historical anthologies. Seven Poets: Singapore and Malaysia (1970), together with its now-famous contributors, will be honoured in a special panel session. A number of these pioneers will join Dr Gwee for a conversation about their remarkable writings, thoughts, and lives.


For more information about the different sessions, please select:


2 Mothers in A HDB Playground by Arthur Yap


Ulysess By the Merlion by Edwin Thumboo


Dragon-Fly by Wong May


My Country and My People by Lee Tzu Pheng


Bird With One Wing by Goh Poh Seng


after the hours, this rain by Chandran Nair


Panel Discussion: Poetry and Existence


Additional Information

Language of Performance : English
Date | Time : Aug 17, 31 | 11am
Date | Time : Sep 14, 28 | 11 am
Date | Time : Oct 12, 26 | 11 am
Duration : 2 hrs / no interval
Venue : Screening Room
Ticket Price -    
Regular : $20.00
Student Concession : $10.00
Season Passes -    
Regular : $100.00
Student Concession : $50.00
Earlybird Prices (till 31 Jul)   
EB Regular : $15.00
EB Student : $8.00
EB Season Pass : $80.00
EB Season Pass Student : $40.00
Seating type : Free Seating
Restrictions : No children under 15 years old
  : No audio & video recording
*(Passes includes all dates of the event)
Conditions : Please add to above price $2 Ticketing Fee per ticket.
    Charges include GST where applicable.
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