European Union Writers Festival

Copyright Delegation of the European Union to Singapore

European Union Writers Festival 2017

Held on:
25 and 26 May 2016
Time: Various (see programme for more details)
Venue:  LASALLE College of the Arts

In 2017 the European Delegation organised an inaugural European Union Writer’s Festival in Singapore, an indie event which brought together European writers, publishers and critics based in Singapore or in the region. 


The British Council worked with the European Union Writers Festival in an effort to present a more inclusive Festival by supporting the EUWF accessibility programme. The programme consisted of introducing sign language interpretation for hard of hearing participants at selected events.

British Council pioneered this programme as part of our wider Inclusive Arts campaign. Inclusion, diversity and equality are at the core of the British Council’s global cultural relations aims and part of building trust, respect and understanding between the UK and Singapore.

“With a programme of research, awareness raising events and projects, our work in the arts endeavours over the next few years to contribute to a dynamic and inclusive cultural scene in Singapore where disabled artists and patrons are able to access equal opportunities to participate in the arts.”- Dr Sarah Meisch Lionetto, Director of Arts, British Council Singapore

For more on British Council’s work in Arts and Disability see

The Programme for the event was:
25th May – Opening night (6 pm-7pm)

26th May – Full-day festival (10am-3pm)

- 10am-11am: In Conversation: Michael Schindhelm with Darryl Whetter

- 11am-12pm: Art Writing and Its Challenges

- 12pm-1pm: The Craft of Film Writing

- 1pm-2pm: The Fine Art of Publishing

- 2pm-3pm: Writing in the Age of Social Media