Singapore Writers Festival 2023 Serves Up Plot Twists And Turns For Its 26th Edition

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Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) 2023 will present an eclectic line-up of close to 200 in-person programmes featuring as many as 250 international and local presenters.

Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) 2023

Photo Credit: Arts House Limited

Date: 17 to 26 Nov 2023
Fee: from $12

Spoiler alert! Plot twists, unexpected combinations and unlikely connections are ahead as the Singapore Writers Festival returns for its 26th edition. Happening from 17 to 26 November 2023, Singapore’s premier multilingual literary arts festival embraces the unpredictable and presents mould-breaking and genre-bending programmes with this year’s Festival theme, ‘Plot Twist’.

SWF 2023 Festival Theme: Plot Twist

Brace yourself and get ready to gasp as this year’s Festival will be brimming with surprises. From unpacking familiar genres and themes through new and unconventional lenses, to tracing unlikely connections between topics and disciplines, Festivalgoers may choose from an eclectic array of close to 200 in-person programmes featuring about 250 local and international presenters — best experienced with curiosity and an open mind. While holding on to the key literary pillars of the Festival with programming entrenched in literary traditions and beloved SWF signature series, such as the Literary Pioneer series, Southeast Asian Focus, Youth Fringe, as well as a range of educational and kid-friendly programmes under SWF Playground, SWF 2023 sets the stage for unlikely combinations and connections, expanding the possibilities of the written and spoken word.

Ticketing Details 

Festival Pass

  • Early Bird 20% Savings (25 Sep to 25 Oct 2023): $24
  • Regular: $30
  • Concessions 20% Savings (Students/NSFs/Seniors): $24

SWF Youth Pass

  • Early Bird 20% Savings (25 Sep to 25 Oct 2023): $12
  • Regular: $15
  • Concessions 20% Savings (Students/NSFs/Seniors): NA

Separately Ticketed Programmes

  • From $15 to $60

For more information, visit the Festival website. Singapore Writers Festival 2023 is organised by Arts House Limited (AHL) and commissioned by the National Arts Council (NAC).


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Leona Quek
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