SBC X SWF 2020

Join SBC at Singapore Writers Festival as we present curated programmes by our second batch of  Youth Curators! 

Celebrating its 23rd edition and its first digital iteration, the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) is regarded as one of Asia’s premier literary events.  This year, SBC has partnered with the festival to present curated programmes that cover youth-centric topics such as online social justice, romance fiction, inclusivity and more.

SBC has worked closely with its second batch of SWF Youth Curators to conceptualise part of the Youth Fringe virtual programmes this year. Eleven youth curators from selected secondary, JC and tertiary schools around Singapore took part in more than eight weeks of curation workshops and discussions to finalise these curated programmes under the SWF Youth Fringe.

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SBC X SWF 2020

Once More, With Feeling
1 Nov, Sun 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
via SISTIC Live
Moderated by Aravin Sandran

In times of a pandemic and social injustice, how can online content-writing, journalism and photography convey messages in more empathetic and inclusive ways? In this conversation, aspiring young writers and online content creators will share insights on how to talk about the triumphs and challenges through the art of listening and understanding multiple perspectives.

This was a pre-recorded session, and was made available on video-on-demand replay. Find out more here.

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A (Teenage) Love Affair
3 Nov, Tue 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
via SISTIC Live
Moderated by Felicia Low-Jimenez

Why are readers so enthusiastic about “shipping” a fictional couple in romance arcs? Does this change the way we talk about real relationships? Three YA novelists discuss how realistic representations of romance are in the YA genre, and how these narratives could impact readers in real life.

This was a pre-recorded session, and was made available on video-on-demand replay. Find out more here.

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#thoughtsandprayers
7 Nov, Sat 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
via SISTIC Live
Moderated by Crystal Abidin

As the old adage goes, "it's the thought that counts”. Yet, are well-meaning thoughts good enough in this day and age of viral activist movements and hashtag challenges on social media? Three speakers explore the whims and fancies of keyboard warriors, viral moments, and what social justice really entails. #blessed

This was a pre-recorded session, and was made available on video-on-demand replay. Find out more here.

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Spill the Tea
8 Nov, Sun 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
via SISTIC Live
Moderated by Jollin Tan

Your favourite Internet celebrity couple has just broken up. A content creator has issued yet another apology video. Someone, somewhere, has spilled the tea (again). Why and how are the audiences so invested in the personal lives of social media influencers and celebrities? Do they even know you exist? Three speakers discuss the para-social relationships between the audience and the celebrity and the implications from such illusory experiences.

This was a live session. Find out more here.

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ABOUT THE YOUTH CURATORS

In its second iteration, 11 students from across secondary schools, junior colleges and tertiary schools in Singapore comprise the second batch of the SBCxSWF Youth Curators, of which are four returning Youth Curators from Batch 1. The youth curators were tasked to develop and curate youth-centric programmes for SWF 2020. Under the tutelage of SBC and the SWF teams, the youths developed sessions targeted at young attendees aged 13-18.


Zoom session with the Youth Curators

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