Bounce between books and parties, like the literati do

Just when we thought we’d seen it all at last year’s edition of #BuySingLit, the literary movement decides to surprise us with what sounds like a rambunctious, literary-inspired warehouse party when it returns this March.

From Mar 6-8, head down to Pasir Panjang Power Station to find SingLit Power House, which will take guests on an experiential literary journey, thanks to installations, live performances and more.

First, check out Glorious, Monstrous, Hantu Tales from Singapore, a thrilling live performance staged by Cake Theatrical Productions, that’ll give guests a look at the eerie, otherworld of monsters and ghosts. This piece melds film, theatre and words into one, with texts drawn from Singaporean horror contemporary novels like Nuraliah Norasid’s The Gatekeeper and Ponti by Sharlene Teo.

Then grab drinks with your crew, don headphones, and get down at the world’s first literary dance party, as Sing Lit Sounds: A Silent Disco will dish out never-heard-before tunes that contain slices of Sing Lit classics. Led by musicians Fauxe, .gif and Mantravine, this one’s going to be a hell of a party.

And don’t miss the Book Bazaar organised by BooksActually, Exquisite Corpse that showcases the evolving nature of comics, and also Modern Resonance II, which pays tribute to the hardware and software of a power station through a site-specific artwork.

But that’s not all. The weekend of Mar 13-15 will also present a wide array of events all across our island. Not only is there the Singapore Malay Book Fair 2020 taking place for the second year at Wisma Geylang Serai, but GoToRoYo – Together @ Canopy will be at Jewel Changi Airport too, bringing characters from Sing Lit novels to life, with live adaptations by UP Collective.

Clearly not resting on their laurels, #BuySingLit 2020 will definitely present a hip and happening celebration of all things literature. So mark your calendar folks, this year’s event is not to be missed.


#BuySingLit returns Mar 6-8, 13-15 at various locations around Singapore. More information available here.