You Are Invited to an Evening of Food, Literature, Music, and Art

We’re excited to invite you to a captivating evening of food, literature, music, and art at the National Opera Center (330 7th Ave, Manhattan) on Thursday, June 16, 7:30 pm, to benefit the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC. The festival brings together Singaporean and American authors and audiences for in-depth conversations about literature and society. Please join us for a wonderful evening and champion our unique literary festival in New York City!

Chef Kian Lam Kho, winner of the Julia Child Book Award for Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees, presents an inspiring menu for the occasion. Jakarta-born baritone Angky Budiardjono performs a delectable selection of classics. And Gina Apostol gives you a taste of the festival by reading from her novel The Gundealers’ Daughter, winner of the PEN/Open Book Award. There is also a special auction of art works by Singaporean artists Hong-Ling Wee, Jason Wee, Boedi Widjaja, Melinda Lauw, and Colin Goh. Ken Chen, the Executive Director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, graces the occasion as the Guest-of-honor.

For tickets, make a donation at:
(A donation puts you on the door list; no tickets needed)

Early bird = $70 (until May 31)
Regular = $80
Dress code: smart casual
Every guest will receive an exclusive gift of books valued at $50.

For more information, please contact me at Thank you!

Jee Leong Koh
Singapore Literature Festival in NYC


SLF NYC Benefit

About Jee Leong Koh

My book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet) was named a Best Book of 2015 by UK's Financial Times, and a Finalist by Lambda Literary. I also wrote three other books of poems and a book of zuihitsu. My work has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize, and translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Latvian. Originally from Singapore, I live in New York City, where I edit the arts blog Singapore Poetry, and run the Second Saturdays Reading Series and the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.

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