Published on 14 Nov 2022

NTU @ Singapore Writers Festival 2022

Local and international authors featured at this year's SWF!

For the 25th edition of the Singapore Writers Festival, this year’s theme, ‘IF’,  invites you to reflect on the festival’s legacy and imagine exciting new futures.

We’re proud to present our NTU staff, students, alumni, ACWP Visiting Writers and Past Writers in Residence at the following events at SWF.

We’d also like to highlight the following programmes, which are co-presented and brought to Singapore by the Asia Creative Writing Programme, a partnership between the National Arts Council and Nanyang Technological University School of Humanities.

Glocalised Identities (Co-presented by ACWP and NTU SoH

12 Nov Sat, 11.30am - 1.00pm

In this panel discussion, writers Akhil Sharma, Boey Kim Cheng, Sofia Mariah Ma, Clara Chow, and Suneel Krishnan discuss their works and craft as transnational writers from Asia. How do their experiences across borders play a role in their identities as writers? Hear them unpack the "global" and the "local" in their writing, and the role that narrative plays in negotiating complex identities and experiences. This panel is moderated by Associate Professor Cheryl Julia Lee.

Creative Non-Fiction with Akhil Sharma: An ACWP Showcase Reading

11 Nov Fri, 8.00pm - 9.00pm

Featuring Akhil Sharma, current ACWP Visiting Writer

During Akhil Sharma’s Creative Non Fiction course writers interrogated actual experience in texts workshopped over five weeks. Join participants of Akhil's creative non-fiction workshop as they read from their texts.

Short Stories with Akhil Sharma: An ACWP Showcase Reading

17 Nov, Thu, 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Featuring Akhil Sharma, current ACWP Visiting Writer

During Akhil Sharma's Advanced Short Story course writers developed their understanding of the short story, its forms, structures and techniques. Join participants of Akhil’s course as they read from their workshopped stories.

如果画能绘出千言万语 If a Picture Paints a Thousand Words

20 Nov Sun, 11.00am - 12.30pm

Featuring Khor Ewe Pin, current ACWP Visiting Writer


How does text and image build a world of imagination for readers? Join in this conversation as speakers share how words inspire illustrations and how illustrations are used to convey a story, inspiring imagination and bringing readers to explore the world.

NTU @ Singapore Writers Festival 2022

Here are the events featuring NTU staff, students, alumni, and Past Writers in Residence.


25 Pauses in Mid Thought

4 - 20 Nov, Various dates & times (30 mins each)

🆓 Free with Registration

The Arts House, Council Room

  • Writers / Presenters: Ann Ang, Josephine Chia, nor (alumni), Djohan Bin Abdul Rahman, Christine Chia, Lauren Ho, Stephanie Dogfoot, Suriya Rethnna, Vinita Ramani, Melissa Keil, Gong Wan Hui, Jessica Bellamy, Kamal Al-Solaylee, Miguel Syjuco (past WIR), Wayne Ree, Eric Tinsay Valles (alumni), Andeasyand, Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips, Theophilus Kwek, Yong Shu Hoong (staff, past WIR)

[WIP]: Work In Progress, Writers In Process

14 - 18 Nov

9.00am - 5.00pm

🆓 Free 

NGS, Supreme Court Foyer

  • Writers/ Presenters: Suchen Christine Lim (past WIR), Melody Ellis, Lily Rose Tope, David Carlin, Francesca Rendle-Short, Ameena Hussein, Gratiagusti Chananya (Anya), Nha Thuyen, Lawrence Ypil, Alvin Pang
  • Moderator: NIL


For the most updated list, see our compiled Google Docs here: