The Evening of Poetry and Music will be held on the 26th of February this year! It will be held at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium at University Town NUS from 5-8pm. Dinner will be provided.
As part of our long-standing tradition, we will be inviting the winners of the Creative Writing Competition 2014 to read excerpts from their winning entry. We have also invited some exciting guest performers like Jonathan Meur to grace the event.
Entry for the event is free-of-charge. However, we will be implementing a pay-as-you-please system at the end of the event. Do come down and join us for a wonderful evening!
Here are the winners:
Poetry First Prize : Jessie Lim Jia Hui, Accidental Love Second Prize: Tang Rei-En, Careless, I always misplace things
First Prize : Ang Jing Wei, The Wager
Second Prize: Vanessa Ng Qiu Rui, The Cat Without A Tail
Third Prize: Pek Wen Jie, Broken Things
Honorable Mention : Isaac Lee Tze Fung, Service Work
Submissions for the Creative Writing Competition are now open. Do note that the closing date for soft-copy entries is 31st December 2013, 2359 hrs, while the deadline for hard-copy submissions is 5th January 2014.
This year, there are three categories for submissions – poetry, prose and plays. We are pleased to announce that the judges for the three categories are Felix Cheong, Su-Chen Christine Lim and Verena Tay respectively.
Felix Cheong is a poet and a recipient of the National Arts Council (NAC) Young Artist Award for Literature in 2000. An active promoter of the Singapore literary arts scene, he currently works as a freelance writer and is also the chief editor for art-e, an ezine by the LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts.
Su-Chen Christine Lim is one of Singapore’s leading novelists. In 2012, she received the Southeast Asia Write Award for her body of work. Her new novel, The River’s Song, will be launched during the Singapore Writers’ Festival 2013, and in London 2014.
Verena Tay has spent 25 years acting, directing and writing for local English-language theatre in Singapore. She created various solo and collaborative performances, often based on original, self-written material, while as an Associate Artist with The Substation (2002‒09).