This year’s Singapore Writers Festival achieved a record number of almost 25,500 festival-goers. This is a 25% jump from last year’s crowd. 78 events had an attendance of more than 80%, while 44 events reached 100% attendance. Eleven out of the 12 masterclasses were sold out.
“We’d like to thank all our partners, sponsors and volunteers that supported us in 2017. SWF always has been, and will be, a collective effort. We hope to sustain the momentum and success achieved by SWF over the last 20 editions and fully intend to keep the programming fresh and nimble in the years to come. In doing so, we will continue to present the world’s top literati to Singaporeans, and empower emerging and established local writers to be seen and heard,” said Yeow Kai Chai, Festival Director.
Next year’s Singapore Writers Festival is set to take place from 2 to 11 November, and will feature a theme with a Chinese term.