1-10 NOV 2019 @ THE ARTS HOUSE

Singapore Writers Festival 2019

Featured speaker/moderator at the following:

  1. Panel: Partying with the Greats (with Miguel-Manso, Samuel Lee, David Wong. Moderated by Yeow Kai Chai). 3 Nov 2019, 8:30pm-10pm @ The Arts House (Living Room).

  2. Festival Debate: This House Believes that Men are Ruining Feminism (with Petrina Kow, Ovidia Yu, Dana Lam, Arianna Pozzouli, Nessa Anwar, Oniatta Effendi, Rosemarie Somaiah. Moderated by Ashley Fifty). 6 Nov 2019, 8:30pm–10pm @ The Arts House (The Chamber).

  3. Panel: Issues in Men’s Writing (Moderator, with Joshua Ip, Darryl Whetter and Neil Humphreys). 9 Nov 2019, 3-4pm @ The Arts House (The Chamber).

30 october 2019 @ st gallen institute of management

Intercultural Competence and Communication

Featured “cultural entrepreneur” sharing on poetry and advocacy in a course by Professor Daria Berg.

16 october 2019 @ raffles girls secondary school

Community Service Fair

Speaker alongside students who worked on a community project for ReadAble.

18 september 2019, 7:30 pm - 9 pm @ booksactually

The Poet in the Public Square

Panel discussion with poets Aaron Maniam, Choo Rui Zhi and Theophilus Quek. Moderated by Vernie Oliverio and organised by the Birthday Collective.

15 august 2019 @ fullerton bay hotel

Poetry on Demand for Chopard

Wrote poems on memory at the request of patrons as part of the launch event for Chopard’s new collection of watches.

27 july 2019, 2-3:30pm @ kinokuniya orchard

SingLit Millenial Poets

Reading and Panel Discussion with Samuel Lee, Crispin Rodrigues and Andrea Yew.

17 july 2019 @ junyuan primary school

Ministry of Education E2 Cluster - Inspiring Leaders

Spoke with award-winning film maker Royston Tan on “Life Beyond Grades”.

26 June 2019 @ springfield secondary school

How to Read and Write Confessional Poetry

Workshop through Sing Lit Station’s Book A Writer.

26-30 may 2019 @ tokyo, japan

Y20 Summit 2019

Singapore delegate at the youth edition of the G20 Summit in Tokyo, Japan.

11 may 2019, 7-9pm @ oriental plaza

Bridging Society’s Deepest Divide

Speaker at Redemption Hill Church’s Hope in Action forum on social inequality.

29 april 2019 @ raffles girls' secondary school

“Knowing Your Rights: the Law on Consent and Sexual Offences”: a talk

A sex education assembly talk to 13 and 14 year old girls on consent, sexual grooming and sex offences. 

21 april 2019, 6-7pm @ chijmes hall

Poets in the Psalms

An event in celebration of Easter, with poets Theophilus Kwek, Aaron Lee and David Wong Hsien Ming.

18 April 2019, 9am @ temasek secondary school

Temasek Secondary School Speech Day

Guest of Honour

15 march 2019, 8 pm @ the projector

SpeakEasy: Boss Ass Bitch edition

A reading in celebration of International Women’s Day curated by Pooja Nansi. With Balli Kaur Jaswal, Deborah Emmanuel, Nessa Anwar, Norah Lea and Deonn Yang.

8 march 2019, 645 pm & 745pm @ esplanade concourse

A Lover’s Anatomy (Performance)

A Lover’s Anatomy explores the notion of the body as a vessel of romantic histories, along with the multitude of ways our bodies entangle and collide. The performance centres on text by confessional poet Amanda Chong, brought to life in sound and song by actor-singer Benjamin Chow, as well as through movement by contemporary dance artist Bernice Lee. It is a multi-disciplinary exploration of intimacy that spins from as close as a kiss to cosmic distance.

28 feb 2019, 7pm-10pm @ boat quay

Young Women Leaders’ Conference

Fireside Chat on “Education: The Great Equalizer?”. With Dr Lim Lai Cheng, former principal of Raffles Institution and current Executive Director of SMU Academy.

26 feb-7 march 2019

Words Go Round (Singapore Writers’ Festival School Programme)

Conducting workshops on confessional poetry and Art & Work at the following schools:

  1. Sembawang Secondary School

  2. Anderson Serangoon Junior College

  3. Catholic High School

  4. Anglican High School

  5. School of the Arts

9-11 Feb 2019 @ Guwahati, assam, india

Brahmaputra Literary Festival, Assam

Featured Author. On a panel titled “A Confluence of Verses” featuring international poets Dee Lestari, Thuy Hang, Cheangly Yeng and San Mon Aung.

24 JAN 2019, 7pm-9pm @ ipreciation gallery

Harvard Young Alumni Sharing

With author and Emmy-nominated TV series creator Gaurav Keerthi, entrepreneurs Victoria Martin (Boom Singapore) and Ong En Ming (Rocket Eyewear). Organised by Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore.


The Real Life Conference

A talk titled “How can you use your privilege for good?”. Organised by Crimson Education and School of Thought for young leaders. Registration here.

10 JAN 2019, 1:30 pm-3:30pm @ taj palace hotel, new delhi

Raisina Dialogue

India’s flagship multilateral conference on geopolitics featuring world leaders, foreign ministers and thinkers. On a panel titled “Development amid Disruption: Uncommon Pathways for the Common Good”. Organised by the Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, India.



Migrant Workers' Poetry Competition 2018

Judge with playwright Haresh Sharma and writer Alfian Sa'at. Featuring migrant worker writers employed in Singapore as construction workers and domestic workers from China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Philippines and Indonesia.

25 nov 2018, 4pm-6pm @ Apple Orchard

Today At Apple – Making Memories Into Poetry with Amanda Chong

Sharing on my artistic practice as well as a hands-on confessional writing workshop. Participants will work on a collective poem based on memory, and write their own poem based on a photograph of their choosing. Free sign up with Apple ID.

23 nov 2018, 6:30pm-9:15pm @ ThE MOX

Women in Art

Panel discussion titled “Be Bold, Be You”, with TV presenter Anita Kapoor and burlesque Artist Sukki Singapora on championing women in the arts. Organised by Women in Art Singapore. Tickets here.

2-11 NOV 2018 @ THE ARTS HOUSE and national gallery

Singapore Writers Festival 2018

Featured speaker at the following:

  1. Panel: Beauty is Power? (with Melba Escobar and Rachel Heng). 3 Nov 2018, 11am–12pm @ National Gallery Singapore (Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium).

  2. Panel: Can Poetry Save the World? (with Judith Beveridge and Alvin Pang). 4 Nov, 8:30pm–9:30pm @ The Arts House (The Chamber).

  3. Panel: Shattering the Glass Ceiling (with Sarah Churchwell, Annaliza Bakri and Anita Kapoor). 10 Nov 2018, 8:30pm–9:30pm @ The Arts House (The Chamber).

  4. Book Launch / Reading: Call and Response: A Migrant / Local Anthology. 11 Nov 2018, 2:30pm–3:30 pm @ The Arts House (POP Stage).

23 oct 2018, 1pm-5:30pm @ *SCAPE, ground theatre

National Young Leaders Day – Influence Is…

Keynote speaker with social entrepreneur and educator Tong Yee, singer Isaac Ong and pro-boxer Nurshahidah Roslie. Organised by Halogen Foundation.

20 oct 2018, 4:30pm-5:30pm @ Marina One West Tower (foyer@auditorium)

Festival For Good

Panel titled “Addressing Inequality Through Enterprise: How Can I Be Part of the Movement?” with Wu Jiezhen (Executive Director of Hidden Good), Li Woon Churdboonchart (Founder, The Volunteer Switchboard) and Leonard Lim (Institute of Policy Studies), moderated by Alfie Othman (CEO, Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise). Sign up here.

29 aug 2018, 7:30pm-8:45pm @ nus museum

NUS Arts Festival

A dialogue titled "Critical Conversations: Finding Our Voice”, exploring the journey of Singapore writers across the generations to find our voice. With Marc Nair, moderated by Phan Ming Yen. 


4 aug 2018, 8:30pm-9:30pm @ the arts house

Note for Note – #invisibleink

A dialogue of poetry and music with singer-songwriter Linying. With other poet and musician pairs: Cyril Wong x Chong Li Chuan, Marylyn Tan x Marla Bendini. Produced by Marc Nair. Tickets here.


23 juL 2018, 1pm-1:30pm @ Jurong West Secondary School

Read Fest

Visiting Writer.


21 jul 2018, 10AM-11am

National Schools Festival

A lecture titled “Representing Gender in Poetry”, showing how I have applied this theme in my own writing. 


14 jul 2018, 10:30am-12:30pm @ *scape, the treetop

“Bridge the Gap”: a discussion on social inequality in Singapore

With featured speakers Chan Lai Fung (Permanent Secretary for Education), Dr. Leong Chan Hoong, Sandra Davie (Journalist), Associate Professors Irene Ng and Ho Kong Weng, Alvin Tan (Head of Public Policy at Facebook) and Ivy Tse (CEO, Halogen Foundation). 


23 jun 2018, 10:30pm-1:30 am @ The intermission bar, the Projector

Late Night Poetry

Performing from 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm with Joshua Ip and Daryl Lim Wei Jie. 


31 may 2018, 7pm-11pm @ Straits Clan

Straits Clan Opening Party

Wrote typewriter poetry on demand, based on the dreams of members of Straits Clan and what they find beautiful. 


31 may 2018, 10am-1pm @ national university of Singapore

"When We Dead Awaken": a workshop on gender representations in poetry

Poetry has long been a way of asserting one's identity and pushing back against entrenched stereotypes. This workshop surveys gender representations over history, culminating in a writing exercise related to participants' identities and experiences of gender. 


16 may 2018, 1pm @ nan hua primary school

“Your Life’s Work”: a talk

Talk on service to the community and the ReadAble literacy programme.


30 mar 2018, 7pm-8pm @ sing lit station

footnotes on falling", Joshua Ip: book launch

Moderated the launch of Singapore Literature Prize-winning Young Artist of the Year Joshua Ip's third poetry collection. 


10 mar 2018, 5pm-6pm @ singpost philatelic store, eunos

Love Letters to Singapore

A meet-the-writer session with Cyril Wong. 12 Singapore writers were commissioned to write love letters to different neighbourhoods in Singapore. Each letter was sent to 20,000 households in each neighbourhood. Read Amanda's love letter to Chinatown here. 


10 mar 2018, 2:30pm-4:30pm @ national gallery singapore


An ekphrastic tour of the National Gallery's Old Supreme Court Wing with several writers and a gallery curator, exploring the history and architecture of the building. 


9 mar 2018, 7:30pm @ national gallery singapore

If Food Be The Love of Words: a meal / performance

An immersive literary meal and poetry performance with Jennifer Anne Champion (Appetizer), Gwee Li Sui (Mains) and Amanda Chong (Dessert). The food and dining experience for each course is themed around each poet's work. Featuring singer-songwriter Ethel Yap. Organised by the Global Cultural Alliance. 


mar 2018 @ hwa chong institution (junior college)

Fireside Chat

Careers talk for humanities programme students. 


15 Jan 2018, 2.45pm @ CHIJ Katong Convent

"A Woman's Voice": a workshop

A workshop with CHIJ Katong Convent students on gender representations in literature and the woman's voice in poetry through history. Organised by Sing Lit Station's Book A Writer programme.


3 dec 2017, 4pm-6pm @ national gallery singapore auditorium

Migrant Workers' Poetry Competition 2017

Judge with playwright Haresh Sharma and Chinese language poet Zhou Decheng. Featuring migrant writers employed in Singapore as construction workers, domestic workers and sex workers from China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Philippines and Indonesia. 


23 Nov 2017

Gifted Education Branch Annual Conference 2017

Speaker, "Privilege without Pride: Lessons every gifted child should know". A teachers' conference organised by the Ministry of Education, Singapore 


3-12 NOV 2017 @ THE ARTS HOUSE & national gallery SINGAPORE

Singapore Writers Festival 2017

Featured speaker at the following:

  1. Reading: Times of Our Lives. 3 Nov 2017, 8pm–9.30pm @ The Arts House (Gallery II).

  2. Panel: A Brighter Tomorrow? Aram and What the Youth Want. 5 Nov 2017, 4:30pm–5:30pm @ The Arts House (Blue Room).

  3. Tour: Eye/Feel/Write: Building Architectonics II (an ekphrastic tour of the Old Supreme Court). 11 Nov 2017, 1:00pm–3:00pm @ National Gallery Singapore.


22-24 oct 2017 @ Ganesha University of Education, bali, indonesia

Asia-Pacific Writers and Translators Conference 2017

  1. Panel: Poetry and Performance (with Sholeh Wolpe). 23 Oct 2017, 1:30 pm–2:30 pm @ Ganesha University of Education.

  2. Reading: Unfree Verse (with Joshua Ip and Tse Hao Guang). 23 Oct 2017, 7pm–8:30 pm @ Sing Sing Villa

  3. Panel: Singapore Voices (with Daryl Lim Wei Jie, Tse Hao Guang, Daryl Qilin Yam, moderated by Joshua Ip). 23 Oct 2017, 3pm–4.15pm @ Ganesha University of Education, Theatre Room.


30 Sep 2017, 2pm-4pm @ K+ Curatorial space, scotts square (level 3)

Book Prescription Day

In need of some literary therapy? With writers Cyril Wong, Tania De Rozario, Annaliza Bakri and Will Beale.  Organised by BooksActually.


27 Sep 2017, 7.30pm-9pm @ LASALLE College of the Arts (#F202)

Sing It! Singapore's All-Star Poetry Reading

Reading with Marc Nair, Cyril Wong, Chris Mooney Singh, Joshua Ip and Darryl Whetter. Organised by LASELLE College of the Arts' MA in Creative Writing programme.


5 jul 2017, 2.30pm-5.30pm @ Civil Service College

Family Research Network Forum

Speaker at the panel, "Marriage Beyond Borders - Challenges faced by transnational families in Singapore", with Professor Brenda Yeoh, Justin Paul and Eileen Su.


2 jul 2017, 5pm-6pm The Substation (gallerY)

Unfree Verse: book launch

Reader. Book launch with editors and contributors of literary anthology Unfree Verse


22 jun 2017, 7.30pm-9pm @ Marine Parade Public Library (Level 2)

Punchlines #1

Debate on the topic, "To be a good writer, one must have done bad things", with writers Deborah Emmanuel, Daryl Qilin Yam and Marylyn Tan. Moderated by poet Aaron Lee. Organised by Ethos Books.


30 MAY 2017, 2.30pm-5.30pm @ national university of Singapore

“Literary Criticism”: a workshop

Programmed workshop at the 2017 Creative Arts Programme seminar. Organised by the Ministry of Education, Gifted Education Branch.


apr 2017 @ raffles girls' secondary school

“Knowing Your Rights: the Law on Consent and Sexual Offences”: a talk

A sex education assembly talk to 13 and 14 year old girls on consent, sexual grooming and sex offences. 


mar 2017 @ cambridge international school

Poetry workshop for students

For students aged 11-15. Organised by Cambridge International School, United Kingdom.


23 Jan 2017 @ institute of policy studies

Singapore Perspectives Conference

Speaker at the panel, "What if Singapore fails to sustain itself as a vibrant, cosmopolitan 'global city'?" with Aaron Maniam and Jeremy Au. Organised by the Institute of Policy Studies.


15 Jan 2017, 5pm-6pm @ Gillman barracks (Block 7, level 1)

Design New Standard

Featured author and reader at panel, "In Conversation with Ten Year Series", with Daryl Lim Wei Jie, Sarah and Schooling, Tse Hao Guang, David Wong Hsien Ming. Moderated by Daryl Qilin Yam. Organised for Singapore Art Week 2017.


15 January 2017, 6pm @ The Arts House (Chamber)

A Luxury We Must Afford: book launch

Book launch with editors and contributors of literary anthology A Luxury We Must Afford. In collaboration with #writersresist and in solidarity with US writers organising to focus public attention on the ideals of a free, just, and compassionate society.


4 dec 2016, 7:30 pm @ hollandse club

Girls of Phnom Penh: a film screening by UN Women

Part of a panel discussing the sexual exploitation of women with Vanessa Ho from Project X (a community based organisation that empowers sex workers). 


19-20 nov 2016 @ Aidha

Poetry workshops for migrant domestic workers 

In collaboration with Sing Lit Station and migrant workers' charity Aidha.


4-13 Nov 2016 @ the Arts House

Singapore Writers Festival 2016

Featured speaker at the following:

  1. Panel: Does Singapore Need A Poet Laureate? 8 Nov, 7pm–8pm @ The Arts House (Chamber).

  2. Launch: Amanda Chong's Professions & Daryl Lim Wei Jie's A Book of Changes. 12 Nov, 8:30pm–9:30pm @ The Arts House (Living Room).

  3. Reading: Emerging Singapore Voices II. 13 Nov, 2:30pm–3:30pm @ The Arts House (Gallery II).


16 oct 2016 @ BooksActually

New Works by the Image-Symbol Department

A presentation of forthcoming titles and new works with Samuel Lee, Daryl Lim Wei Jie, Jennifer Anne Champion and Daryl Qilin Yam. Organised by poetry collective Image-Symbol Department.


21 Sep 2016 @ Institute of Policy Studies

Young Singaporeans (Un)Conference 2016

Featured speaker, presenting a new way of understanding social change by conceiving of "marginalised groups" as agents making meaningful choices. Organised by the Institute of Policy Studies.


14 Apr 2016 @ ArtScience Museum (level 4)

Singapore Art Book Fair 2016

Poetry reading by the Image-Symbol Department on opening night. Organised by the Singapore Art Book Fair.


19 Mar 2016 @ The Arts House

Open House 2016

Organiser and executor of "Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously", a linguistic / sensory experiment by the poetry collective Image-Symbol Department. Commissioned by The Arts House.


Nov 2015 @ The Arts House

Singapore Writer's Festival 2015

Featured author.


5 Nov 2015 @ ACS (Independent)

“Gender Representations in Singapore Poetry”: a workshop

Presenter on the topic, "Gender Representations in Singapore Poetry", for International Baccalaureate students. Organised by ACS (Independent).


16 Oct 2015 @ Artizens

Utopia Dystopia After-Party

Poetry reading with Jennifer Anne Champion, Joshua Ip, and Teh Su Ching. Organised by Artizens.


aug 2015 @ raffles girls' secondary school

“Knowing Your Rights: the Law on Consent and Sexual Offences”: a talk

A sex education assembly talk to 13 and 14 year old girls on consent, sexual grooming and sex offences. 


10 Jul 2015 @ BooksActually

24-Hour Bookstore Reading

Reader. Organised by BooksActually.