#BuySingLit : A Singaporean Reading Initiative As a voracious reader and a hard-working writer, I dream of a world where reading is promoted and writers find support. In Singapore, the country I call home, it does not look like an improbable dream, with initiatives like #BuySingLit. From Feb 24 to 26 2017, Singapore will host…
Have you been to a literary event recently? What sort of literary event do you like the most? Ever listened to a beloved author read? Does the author have the same voice as the book when you read it yourself? Does the Literary or Book Council in your country support literary events similar to this one?
If you live in Singapore, have you been to Twilight Tales? Which author would you like to see at Twilight Tales?
Since I live and write out of Singapore, it features in a major way on this blog and in my writing. I’ve been posting writing advice and interviews from creative writing and publishing experts, and today, one of the luminaries of the current Singapore literary scene, Felix Cheong, has agreed to a chat here at Daily (w)rite. I get to ask him a bunch of questions about creative writing, his work, Singapore, and how all these three mesh together. Feel free to add questions of your own after you’ve read his interview.
Andrea Pasion-Flores is the former Executive Director of the National Book Development Board of the Philippines, where she was known for her pioneering work introducing high-impact literary events to the country. Andrea is also a copyright lawyer and teaches English at the University of the Philippines as a member of the faculty of the Department of English and Comparative Literature. She brings her experience in these fields into her role as an agent with the Jacaranda Literary Agency.
Dear reader, Have you read any of the authors Andrea mentions? Are you looking for a literary agent? Do you have any questions for Andrea Pasion-Flores? I’ll randomly choose one of the readers from the comments below, to receive a gift copy of Andrea’s book– so please fire away!
As part of my ongoing writer’s guest post series in this blog, Melanie Lee spoke to us a week back. Today, Daily (w)rite brings you Jayapriya Vasudevan, one of the best known literary agents in Asia, who founded the Jacaranda Literary Agency. She answers questions on various topics of writerly interest: feel free to leave your questions for her in the comments section, and I’ll do my best to get answers for them. What are your thoughts on Asian authors? Have you read any of the authors Jaypriya mentions? Are you looking for a literary agent? Do you have any questions for Jayapriya Vasudevan?