Singapore’s Writer’s Festival 2019
This years Singapore Writer’s Festival (SWF) is the island’s 22nd edition, welcoming a brand new theme this year, A Language of Our Own. It is based around the idea of language informing identity and community in an increasingly globalised and yet fractured world. New festival director, Pooja Nansi and her team have created this year’s offering around a very relevant theme, which references not only the festival’s last three years but also Singapore’s three official languages; Malay, Tamil and Chinese. SWF 2019 will also explore Singlish and other forms of dialogue, such as emojis and how forms of communication can build a sense of belonging or foster exclusion.