About this Event
Featuring: Ally Chua, Alysha Chandra, and Jee Leong Koh
Wear a costume mask and receive a complimentary drink at the bar.
SUSPECT, as in "we suspect this work has qualities of greatness." As in looking from the ground up, and not top down. As in "incredulity towards metanarratives" (Lyotard) in favor of microhistories, subversive perspectives, and marginalized identities. SUSPECT is a new journal of Asian writing and art, published by Singapore Unbound. We publish original poetry, fiction, and essays, and highlight noteworthy books and artists through our reviews, interviews, and art direction. We pay our contributors. Enjoy hearing SUSPECT editors and contributors read from their work, and talk to them about publishing in SUSPECT.
Ally Chua is a Singaporean poet. She is the 2019 Singapore Unbound Fellow for New York City, and a member of Singaporean writing collective /[email protected] She has been published in journals such as the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Cordite Poetry Review, Lammergeier Magazine, and Thimble Magazine.
Alysha Chandra works across multiple creative fields. She is the Essay Reader for Singapore Unbound’s SUSPECT Journal and a marketing executive for ART SG. Her writing has been published in the Pr&ta Journal. She graduated from Yale-NUS College with an Arts and Humanities degree in 2021.
Jee Leong Koh is the author of Steep Tea (Carcanet), named a Best Book of the Year by UK’s Financial Times and a Finalist by Lambda Literary in the US. His collection of zuihitsu The Pillow Book was a finalist for the Singapore Literature Prize. His second Carcanet collection Inspector Inspector is forthcoming in August 2022. The founder and organizer of Singapore Unbound, he is the Editor-in-Chief of SUSPECT, a journal of Asian writing and art.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Projector X: Riverside Bar, Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road, Singapore, Singapore