03 Jul '11, 10pm

Unfortunate Our letter on independent arts relegated to online forum whilst Arts House's response in print

WE AGREE with Mr Sng Choon Kwee that there are many Singapore stories waiting to be told ('NLB can help create a nation of writers'; last Thursday). As editors of a local, independently published literary journal, Ceriph, we suggest aspiring writers look not just to national institutions for help, but also independent publications. Ceriph is a quarterly journal published by Math Paper Press that features poetry, short fiction, photography and illustrations from local artists and writers. It aims to promote local literature, while also discovering new and emerging writers. There are similar literary endeavours, such as firstfruits' poetry journal, layang-layang, as well as established platforms such as the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore (QLRS), which publishes creative work online. In addition to these, the British Council launched Writing the City (http://civiclife.sg...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_...

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