A blog dedicated to news, reviews and thoughts on literary festivals around the world. Book Festivals, Readers Festivals, Writers Festivals, Literary Festivals, the names and forms are diverse. Disclosure: I served on the Steering Committee of the Singapore Writers Festival 2005. Enjoy!
So it may be awhile before I blog again here! We had a great opening panel, with Peter Goldsworthy, Wei Hui, Nuri Vittachi, Rudhramoorthy Cheran, and Rattawut Lapcharoensap. It is a tradition in Singapore to start off with a panel representing writers working in several of Singapore's languages... the host was Singaporean writer Philip Jeyaretnam, who did a terrific job. For more news on the Singapore Festival, please see the Festival website, and in particular the Chairman's blog.