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singapore writers’ festival 2022

photo courtesy of singapore writers’ festival

In the upcoming singapore writers’ festival 2022, madeleine lee is featured in two events:

the beginning of everything else: a sharing

13 nov sun 4.30pm – 6.00pm

about: a quarter-life crisis. a new phase. on the cusp of a new threshold, these poets gather as celebration, send off, or a commemoration of this moment in time to mark this festival milestone in literary fashion. join them as they ruminate on beginnings, middles and endings.

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the text has nine lives

19 nov sat, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

about: how many ways can you revive a literary work through adaptation, and what’s the secret to finding new narrative forms? it takes a particular je ne sais quoi for a text to live multiple lives, and even more to successfully refresh instead of rehash. we speak to these authors about the act of rendition in preparation for the next time you discover that ai-rendered, augmented reality adaptation of pride and prejudice in the metaverse.

this programme is held in conjunction with esplanade’s presentation of national theatre live.

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10 April: “Lingual Nerves: An Afternoon of Poetry Readings”, reading of poems written in response to works by Chua Mia Tee at the National Gallery Singapore

lingual nerves: an afternoon of poetry readings


21 february: second showing of “in this new world” adaptation of regarding” at the national gallery

26 february to 14 march: “ramble on” poetry collection displayed at Jurong Lake Gardens


regarding” theatrical adaptation performed in the national gallery singapore

17 september: “columbian poetry event: a window to columbia” (featuring madeleine lee as a panelist)


selected to represent singapore writers in the “writing the cities” series of short films and interviews by the british council


one point six one eight book launch

the publication “one point six one eight” is adapted for stage by cake theatrical productions

performed in the hanoi poetry festival


performed in the paris poetry festival


produced “moving words”, a poetry anthology featuring singaporean anthology on the MRT


performed in the melbourne writers festival


performed in the ubud writers festival


performed in the indonesia international poetry festival


featured – ARS INTERPRES issue 9-8 “from the labyrinth

y grecadapted for stage by cake theatrical productions


read poetry in the christchurch writer’s festival


co-produced the play “the second link” with W!LDRICE

the poems “coffee”, “caesura”, “ultraviolet” adapted into film by arts central


the poem “negative light” interpreted into dance by the montreal dance troupe

fiftythree/zerothree” adapted into short film

“1000 words” adapted for arts central television

initiated NORA, the NLB Online Repository of Artistic Works

performed in the kuala lumpur literary festival

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