Sing Lit 101: How to Read a Singaporean Poem Season 4 - Grace Chia


7, 14, 21 Jan, 4, 11, 18 Feb 2017 / 11am – 1pm

Regular - $20 per session

Concession* - $10 per session

Season Pass (Regular) - $100

Season Pass (Concession) - $50

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2017 kicks off with the final season of Sing Lit 101: How to Read a Singaporean Poem! This fourth season promises to be the quirkiest yet as well-loved poet and literary critic Gwee Li Sui gives six more groundbreaking lectures on Singapore’s English-language verse. He will now turn the spotlight on a range of voices from the 1990s, some less known today than others. The focus will bring a radically fresh texture to our sense of a pivotal decade in Singaporean literature.

As with previous seasons, six compelling poems will be dissected for what they can mean and what they reveal about developments in society and culture. If you want a clear introduction to Singaporean literature or poetry in general, there is simply no better place to go! Gwee’s lectures are famously accessible, passionate, and insightful. Regardless of your age or background, you will be charmed by his textual readings and drawn to the continuing relevance of verse.

Session 3, 21 Jan 2017
Grace Chia’s “Made in Singapore: iCordelia”


“Made in Singapore: iCordelia” is an intricate poetic work and an intense piece of social commentary. It uses a twin framework of a Shakespearean tragedy and the condition of women to reveal the plight of Singaporeans today. Gwee Li Sui will study Grace Chia’s poem for its numerous levels of meaning and its approach to social malaise.

Session 1, 7 Jan 2017
Lin Hsin Hsin’s “A Woman’s Place”


Session 2, 14 Jan 2017
Lydia Kwa’s “Travelling Time”


Session 4, 4 Feb 2017
Toh Hsien Min’s “Recovery”


Session 5, 11 Feb 2017
Aaron Lee’s “Hum of the World”


Session 6, 18 Feb 2017
Felix Cheong’s “What is It to Write?”


Sat Jan 21, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM SGT
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