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Turning 20: The Past, Present and Future of QLRS

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Join the editors of the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore on their 20th anniversary as they discuss the Review's goals and challenges.

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As Quarterly Literary Review Singapore (QLRS) comes of age in its 20th year of existence, the journal is presenting a panel discussion, with the support of NLB. QLRS chief editor Toh Hsien Min and two of his editors, Yeow Kai Chai and Yong Shu Hoong, will converse on the topic: The Role of a Literary Journal in Singapore Society. Aside from shedding light on the objectives of QLRS and the challenges of running this independent literary journal over the years, the panellists will also discuss the making of its new printed anthology: Quiet Loving, Ravaging Search: 20 years of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, and share what is on the horizon for the journal moving into the future.

Seating is limited for this in-person event given safety management measures. Please ensure that you're able to attend the event before registering.

This panel discussion will also be live-streamed on the National Reading Movement's Facebook Page. Tune in on 2 December at 7:30 pm!

About the Panelists

 Toh Hsien Min is the founding editor of the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and also the author of four books of poetry, most recently Dans quel sens tombent les feuilles (Paris, 2016).

Yeow Kai Chai is a poet, fiction writer, and editor. He has three poetry collections, One to the Dark Tower Comes (2020), Pretend I’m Not Here (2006), and Secret Manta (2001). A co-editor of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, he was Festival Director of Singapore Writers Festival from 2015 to 2018.

Yong Shu Hoong has authored six poetry collections, including Frottage (2005) and The Viewing Party (2013), which both won the Singapore Literature Prize, and Right of the Soil (2018). He is one of the four co-authors of The Adopted: Stories from Angkor (2015) and Lost Bodies: Poems Between Portugal and Home (2016).

About the Moderator

Khoo Sim Eng is Head of the Film Studies programme at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Previously with the English programme, she oversaw the development of a course in Singapore Literature. She has moderated sessions for Ivan Coyote, Gail Carriger and Amanda Lee Koe at the Singapore Writers Festival.

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