#BuySingLit 2020: Are you ready for the first local literary event of this decade?

#BuySingLit 2020, organised by Singapore Book Council in collaboration with various publishers, bookstores and organisations in Singapore, will be back for its fourth installment to continue promoting and celebrating local literature.

For two weekends in March, you will find a series of exciting events including music performances, workshops and book fairs to satisfy your bookworm’s soul. This year, instead of hosting its events at familiar locations, #BuySingLit will bring you to iconic venues away from the city center such as Jewel and the revamped Pasir Panjang Power Station.

Here are the most notable programmes that you won’t want to miss out on!

SingLit Power House

One of the two main venues of #BuySingLit, the historic Pasir Panjang Power Station will host SingLit Power House for two nights 6 and 7 March 2020.

Activities featured include the live-performance-meet-film Glorious, Monstrous, Hantu Tales as well as the artistic collaboration Modern Resonance ll by sound artist Li-Chuan Chong, spoken word poet Deborah Emmanuel and visual artist Alecia Neo.

Where: Pasir Panjang Power Station, 27 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 117537
When: 6 March 2020 (6pm – 10pm), 7 March 2020 (10am – 10pm)
Admission: Free and ticketed
For more information/booking: SingLit Power House

Singapore Malay Book Fair 2020

Explore the world of books in our national language at the Singapore Malay Book Fair. Taking place over three days, the book fair will feature Malay books in many genres, for adults and children alike.

Where: Wisma Geylang Serai, 1 Engku Aman Turn, 408528
When: 6, 7 March 2020 (10am – 10pm), 8 March 2020 (10am – 7pm)
Admission: Free
For more information/booking: Singapore Malay Book Fair 2020

#BuySingLit Book Bazaar


Looking for your next read? Don’t forget to visit #BuySingLit Book Bazaar, organised by beloved local bookstore BooksActually, to check out new local releases!

Where: Pasir Panjang Power Station, 27 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 117537
When: 6 March 2020 (6pm – 10pm), 7 March 2020 (10am – 10pm)

Where: The Arts House, Gallery I, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
13 March 2020, 6pm – 10pm
14 March 2020, 11am – 10pm
15 March 2020, 11am – 7pm

Admission: Free
For more information/booking: #BuySingLit Book Bazaar

Textures – A Weekend With Words

Textures is an annual literary festival celebrating Singapore literature. This year, as part of #BuySingLit movement, the third installment of the festival will bring you many thought-provoking performances, workshops and installations.

Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429
When: 13 – 15 March 2020
Time: various timings
Admission: Free and ticketed
For more information/booking: Textures – A Weekend With Words

“GoToRoYo!” – Together @ Canopy

“GoToRoYo!” – Together @ Canopy is a series of performances that celebrates family values and the sense of community. With exciting performances such as The Snail, She is My Ah Ma and Cindy and Ria’s Cooking Adventures, you and your family will definitely have a jolly good time together.

Where: Canopy Park (Level 5), Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666
When: 14, 15 March 2020
Time: various timings
Admission: SGD5
For more information/booking: “GoToRoYo!” – Together @ Canopy

Sing Lit Sounds: A Silent Disco

We read books in silence, but have you ever had a silent dance party? Come to SIng Lit Sounds: A Silent Disco and show off your best dance moves to the most addictive tunes interspersed with melodic murmurs from Sing Lit classics.

Where: Pasir Panjang Power Station
When: 6, 7 March 2020
Time: TBC

Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429
When: 14, 15 March 2020
Time: TBC

Admission: SGD5
For more information/booking: Sing Lit Sounds: A Silent Disco

SingLit Comics Den

Comic fans rejoice! The SingLit Comics Den is a pop-up gallery and bookstore dedicated to Singaporean comic books. Here you can find everything from old classics to new releases in the local comic world.

The pop-up also features a comic artwork exhibition, creative workshops, live drawing sessions suitable for all ages and genders!

Where: Kult Studio & Gallery, 11 Upper Wilkie Rd, Singapore 228120
When: 7, 8 March 2020
Time: 11am – 8pm
Admission: Free with registration
For more information/booking: SingLit Comics Den

The Suspense is Killing Me — Art of Horror Fiction Writing

This one is for the budding writers out there! Spend a fruitful afternoon with author S.J.Huang as he takes you through the process of writing the genres of suspense and horror. There will be hands-on practice as well as discussion and feedback on your own work.

Where: Central Public Library, Multi-Purpose Room, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
When: 8 March 2020
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Admission: SGD10
For more information/booking: The Suspense is Killing Me — Art of Horror Fiction Writing