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Monday, October 24, 2011

Singapore Writers Festival

KopiKosongGirl (previously known as Momo in this blog) and I attended one of the events at the Singapore Writers Festival yesterday.

It was a Panel Discussions titled: Drooling over Food Porn: How to Write Deliciously.
The title was already titillating? LOL

Writers Festival

Singapore Writers Festival is back.
There are free events, events that needed the Festival Pass and many other ticketed events.

One thing that we must say though, we could not get tickets as easily as I thought it would be! Probably because we are last minute people. We wanted to attend events that needed the Festival Pass.

Sistic was suppose to the place to get tickets so we went the Sistic outlet at Wisma Atria and we were told they don't sell it anymore. Huh? How can it be? There was another person beside us who wanted to get it too! We walked out of Wisma and saw the TicketCube box. The helpful ladies there also could not help us as the event had been taken out of the Sistic system.

We did not give up and decided to go the Singapore Writers Festival main venue at the Singapore Management University. If you want to get the Festival Pass, the Sistic temporary booth there sells it!

The main venue (in a big white air-conditioned tent) has books for sale, author's autograph tables, and also a venue for book readings. We heard book readings that is so captivating there!

Drooling over Food Porn: How to Write Deliciously

About the Drooling over Food Porn: How to Write Deliciously Panel Discussion, Damian D'Silva,  Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Christopher Tan were talking about their food writing experiences. Very enlightening and funny as well. With K.F. Seetoh of MakanSutra as the moderator, any bored moments were quickly added with more flavour!

The audience asked appropriate, funny and yet intelligent questions, which added to a very enjoyable panel discussion.  It was part serious, part humorous. It was an hour that was worth spending. We were kept quite entertained! If only it was a 2 hour session!

We are still looking at sessions that we want to go since we paid for the Festival Pass. ;-)

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