2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,200 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Litsoc Welcome Tea 2011

Dear Friends,

The NUS Literary Society will be holding our Welcome Tea on 17th Aug 2011 at AS5 03/09 (outside LT8, near the Litsoc noticeboard) at 6pm. Our outgoing exco will be there to explain more about LitSoc and answer any queries which you may have. There is no restriction of faculty, major or year of study to join us; everyone is welcome! Light refreshments will be available. We hope to see you then!

NUS ELL Freshmen Orientation Camp 2011

Calling out to all freshmen! The NUS Literary Society is holding a 2 Days 1 Night freshmen orientation camp on 12 July 2011.

If you:
are planning to major/minor/take some courses in English Language, English Literature or Theatre Studies (aka ELL) in NUS;
wish to make new friends and potential coursemate before the academic year starts;
want to meet seniors who will share advice regarding which modules to take (and which to avoid);

join us at our camp! Register at:


Hi all, please download, print out and bring the indemnity form to the camp. There are two different forms: U21 and 21(and above). Please select the form according to your age. Thanks! 🙂

Ell FOC U21 Indemnity Form


Ell FOC 21 Indemnity Form


NUS ELL FOC 2011 – Details

Okay, this post is where we list out more details for our English Language and Literature Freshment Orientation Camp 2011. Phew, that’s a mouthful! We are still in the process of finalising our plans, so things may change (but probably not by much).

– We welcome everyone, regardless of faculty, as long as you’re a freshman and you have an interest in Literature/Linguistics/Theatre Studies. We’d have a nice mixture of literary stuff and fun camp stuff!
– The $15 fee includes an ELL T-Shirt.
– Meals are not included, but we’ll be eating in the NUS canteens so it shouldn’t cost too much.
– There is a one-night sleepover in NUS (tentative venue is LT8). Bring your sleeping bags!
– There will be a CORS presentation by seniors, including which modules to take and which not to take. NUS has a modular system where you bid for the courses that you take every semester. Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything.
– NUS is built on a ridge which gives it the nickname of National University of Stairs. Thus, knowing shortcuts will make your life a lot easier. We’d have a guided tour of how to criss-cross the campus in the least exhausting way possible!
– Board games, card games, you won’t be bored!
– More details will be made known as we finalise our itinerary.

Winners of Creative Writing Competition 2010/2011

The winners of the Creative Writing Competition 2007/2008 are out. Congratulations to all our winners! Prizes will be presented during our Evening of Poetry and Music.



Name of Entrant

Title of Entry



Wong Ruining Geraldine

Joel Tan Wun Chuan

In the Altogether

Notes on this city


Yam Jun Jie Jerrold


Honorable Mention

Suanne Chan Su En

Hioe Zhi Hui Joanna

Joel Tan Wun Chuan

Poem for the Kitchen-hungry

Have You Seen My Cat?

Mother: A Sestina

Short Stories


Lim Zi Hui, Alicia

Avian Tenacity


Joyce Chua Xiu Wen

Bright Yellow Eyes

Honorable Mention

Charles David Lazaroo

Joel Tan Wun Chuan

Kang Hong Jin

The Last Rehearsal

Three Short Short Stories

Life in the Pool



Joel Tan Wun Chuan

Walking In


Tan Jia Yee



Ludwig Van*

It’s a Good Life

*nom de plume

An Evening of Poetry and Music 2011

The annual NUS Literary Society Evening of Poetry and Music will feature upcoming writers and literary figures, interspersed with live musical performances from NUS music groups. Also included in the EPM will be the prize presentation for the ’10/’11 Creative Writing Competition and readings by the winners.

Date: 26 February 2011, Saturday
Time: 3.00-5.00pm
Venue: *scape Youth Centre (National Youth Centre), 113 Somerset Road(opposite Cineleisure, near Somerset MRT), Flow Dance Studio (2nd storey)

Admission is free and all are welcome! Refreshments will be provided. For more information, leave a message in the comment box below or email nuslitsoc@yahoo.com.sg.

EPM 2011

Month of South Asian Literature

The NUS Literary Society is collaborating with the South Asian Studies group to bring you a month of South Asian literature for three Thursdays this October. The theme is “Male, Female and In-between – Performing Gender in South Asia”, and there will be film screenings and short stories, followed by a discussion session.

So if you are free from 6 to 9pm on Thursdays, come on down to AS5-0309 and join us as we explore this interesting genre. For more details, please refer to the poster below or visit our facebook event page.