Singapore Literature Festival
in NYC

Started in 2014, the biennial Singapore Literature Festival in NYC is an independent, volunteer-run event that brings together Singaporean and American authors, scholars, and audiences for in-depth conversations about literature and society. The inaugural festival featured 14 authors, including Haresh Sharma, Wena Poon, Cyril Wong, and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan.

The 2nd edition of the festival took place from September 28 – October 1, 2016. Festival authors and artists included Alfian Sa’at, Ovidia Yu, Jeremy Tiang, Marcus Yi, Mei Ann Teo, and Jason Wee (from Singapore), and Jessica Hagedorn, Gina Apostol, SJ Rozan, Jason Koo, Naomi Jackson, and Douglas Wolk (from the USA).

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Inaugural Festival Organizing Committee (2014)

Paul Rozario-Falcone and Jee Leong Koh
Damon Chua
Kimberley Lim, Kenneth Lim, and Kiat-Sing Teo
Event Managers 
Kimberley Lim, Marcus Yi, and Kiat-Sing Teo
Shellen Teh
Marcus Yi

2nd Festival Organizing Committee (2016)

Jee Leong Koh
Communications & Non-Profit Arts Consultant
Maureen Hoon
Design Consultant 
Flora Chan
Hong-Ling Wee
Drama Producer 
Marcus Yi
Event Managers 
Kimberley Lim, Bonnie Bee, and Genevieve Lim
Video Director & Producer 
Tomson Tee