Singapore Writers Festival 2017: "A Dialogue Between Twin Cities"
Nov
12
10:30 AM10:30

Singapore Writers Festival 2017: "A Dialogue Between Twin Cities"

Forty prominent poets from Hong Kong and Singapore took part in an experimental textual and presentational collaboration, where the form of the poems engaged with the thematic confluences and contrasts between the two cities. The panel will discuss the product of the experiment and the rich links and potential for future collaborations between the two literary cities.

This session is co-presented with Sing Lit Station, and moderated by Daryl Qilin Yam.


VENUE: The Arts House, Blue Room
ADDRESS: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
EVENT WEBSITE: Singapore Writers Festival

DATE AND TIME
12 Nov 2017, 10.30am–11.30am. Festival Pass ($25).

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Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2017: "Twin Cities / Twin Cinema (雙城 / 對詩)"
Nov
4
3:30 PM15:30

Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2017: "Twin Cities / Twin Cinema (雙城 / 對詩)"

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Hong Kong is a cinematic city—picture the neo-noir neon of Blade Runner and the stylised longing of Wong Kar-wai’s early works. Singapore is a city of form—rigidly planned, with a citizenry cultured to conform. The juxtaposition of these rival, twinned cities inspires twin cinema, a poetic form in two skyscraper-like columns that can be read vertically or horizontally. Editors Tammy Ho Lai-Ming and Joshua Ip will introduce Twin Cities, the first collection of twin cinema poetry in the world. They will be joined by contributors, both established and emergent.

Featured contributors: Andrew BarkerArthur LeungJonathan Ng, Jason S Polley, Phoebe K T Poon, Kate RogersEddie Tay and Tina Villareal  

Also in attendance: Jeff Chow Jung Sing

Poems read at the launch:

  • Dorothy Chan's "Hollywood" (p. 16)
  • Tina Villareal's "Freedom of Speech" (p. 38)
  • Andrew Barker's "Chewing-over Access" (p. 41)
  • Arthur Leung's "Time Tunnel" (p. 50)
  • Jason S Polley's "Coolly Calculated Calisthenics aka Gilt Muck Luck" (p. 68)
  • Kate Rogers and Eddie Tay's "City Banyan (Broken)" (p. 77)

VENUE: Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
ADDRESS: 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Sheung Wan
EVENT WEBSITE: Hong Kong International Literary Festival

DATE AND TIME
4 Nov 2017, 3.30pm–4.30pm. Free admission.

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