The Literary Centre (Singapore) is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to
• organise literary festivals, events and activities,
• promote, support and serve the literary arts in Singapore, and
• function as a resource hub for writers residing in or with an interest in Singapore.
It was founded by noted Singaporean poets Alvin Pang and Toh Hsien Min.
Incorporated in Singapore in Nov 2003, Literary Centre relies primarily on sponsorship, group resourcefulness and individual initiative for its activities and projects.
The Literary Centre (Singapore) 45, Jalan Kelabu Asap Chip Bee Gardens Singapore 278238 Singapore
01.2004: The Literary Centre (TLC) organises and launches WORDFEAST 2004 : Singapore’s 1st International Poetry Festival. Featuring 27 local and international writers, it is the first independent literary festival of its kind in the region. Together with a team of volunteers, it takes charge of all festival activities from programming and event management to ticketing, to book consignment and retail, writer hospitality, publicity and general administration.
06.2004: TLC participates in the Visions&Illusions multi-disciplinary exhibition - part of the Singapore Arts Festival 2004.
07.2004: TLC commissions celebrated Malaysian theatre doyen Krishen Jit to direct, produce and present a performed showcase of Singapore literature. It also leads a delegation of writers to the inaugural Citigroup-KL International Literary Festival.
Ongoing: The Literary Centre is the patron organisation of Literary Singapore – a literary online and email news service (http://www.writer.per.sg)