Welcome Tea

The Literary Society will be hosting a Welcome Tea session for all students who are planning to study (or are already taking) Literature as their Major or Minor! The Welcome Tea will be an opportunity for you to meet and interact with like-minded individuals in an informal setting, and there will be talks by Prof. Gilbert Yeoh and seniors who are taking Literature as their course of study, as well as activities specially designed to keep you entertained! Seize this chance to also find out more about the upcoming events that the Literary Society will be organizing, including Writing The Perfect Literary Romance and Fairy Tales, Your Tales!

Here are the details:
Date: 20 Jan 2012 (Friday)
Time: 1600hrs – 1800hrs
Venue: AS5/0309 (next to LT8)

Do e-mail your name and contact number to nusliterarysociety@gmail.com to let us know if you’re coming! We hope to see you there!

Singapore Writers’ Festival: Sounding The Symbal!

Dear Friends,

As part of the Singapore Writers’ Festival, NUS Literary Society will be giving a short reading of orignal works written by our very own students! The works consist of poetry and prose surrounding the theme, “Milestones & Beginnings”, which is also the theme for the first issue of Symbal, our very own online publication.

The reading will be conducted at the Festival Pavillion, SMU Campus Green (Grass Patch between School of Information Systems and Li Ka Shing Library) from 2.45pm to 3.15pm.

So do stop by for an enjoyable afternoon of fun and literature! The event is free so bring all your friends and family and peek into the minds of our writers as they relate what the theme means to them through a medium that has existed since time immemorial.

Symbal: A Clarion Call for Creative Writing Submissions

Dear all,

NUS Literary Society will be launching the first issue of our online publication, Symbal, this semester. We are now accepting submissions from NUS undergraduate and graduate students, as well as pre-University students and NSFs.

The theme for this issue is “Milestones & Beginnings“. We are accepting either prose or poetry. There will also be an optional challenge specially for this issue (see below).

The deadline for submission of entries is 15 October.

Entries should be sent to symbalmagazine@gmail.com. Preface the subject field with “Submission: (title of work)“. For inquiries,  preface the subject field with “Inquiry: (issue of concern)“.

Do include your name, age, e-mail address, contact number, and institute of education.


The 25/250 Challenge

In anticipation of NUS Literary Society’s 50th anniversary, we are looking for entries that fulfill one of the following criteria:
a. Poetry with 25 words exactly
b. Prose with a maximum word limit of 250 words

All entries submitted for this challenge should adhere to the theme stated above as well.

The best entry in both categories will win a free Festival Pass to the Singapore Writers’ Festival (SWF), a 9-day pass to one of Asia’s premier literary events. Winners will also have their entry showcased in a short event during the SWF on 27 October.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

T-Net Club English Masters 2011

On September 17th 2011, T-Net Club, in partnership with NUS Literary Society, held the T-Net English Masters 2011. Opened to Primary and Secondary school teams, the students had a fruitful time of answering English Quizzes and pitting their knowledge against one another. Moreover, the finals of the Creative Writing competition for Primary and Secondary Schools were held, and judged by our Society members.

To join the Literary Society, do visit our link:  https://literarysociety.wordpress.com/sign-up-as-a-litsoc-member/

Here are the photos of that exciting day: https://literarysociety.wordpress.com/photos/t-net-club-english-masters-2011/

  The NUS Literary Society

Texture: a firstfruits seminar on creative writing

Dear all,

Firstfruits, in collaboration with NUS Literary Society and SMU Literari, is proud to present – Texture: a firstfruits seminar on creative writing!

The concept of the seminar goes as such:

1 writer x 5 slides x 5 minutes of sharing
Featuring 8 local writers:
x cyril wong
x kensai
x mika g. yamaji
x nicholas liu
x aaron maniam
x yeow kai chai
x yong shu hoong

What are you waiting for?

Registration is free!

Here’s the facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=233150546736051

Sign up at this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGU2ZlZwdVpRRGJvMUZOSmdSTFhJc1E6MQ

Annual General Meeting AY 2011/2012

Dear all,

The NUS Literary Society will be having its Annual General Meeting for the Academic Year of 2011/2012, on August 24th (Wednesday) at AS 5 Room 03-09 (Room next to LT 8), 6pm.

Anyone who is an existing Litsoc member or wish to join the Society is welcome to the meeting.

We will be voting and deciding on the key exco positions for the AY 2011/2012; and firming the key activities of the Society for the upcoming year.

Whether you’re new to the University or a senior, you’re welcome to join us in the planning and charting of a new frontier for the NUS Literary Society 🙂

Until then, we warmly await to see you on Wednesday 🙂

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!