Archive for the 'Video' Category

Gweek Discusses 1984 on Air!

April 3, 2018

Gwee Li Sui was on Read with Michelle Martin on Money FM 89.3 to discuss George Orwell’s 1984 on 3 April 2018. This was in anticipation of his book club session and lecture on the novel for the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

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How to Fall in Love with Rex Shelley’s The Shrimp People

February 9, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, given on 26 January 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

February 2, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, given on 2 February 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

January 26, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, given on 26 January 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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How to Fall in Love with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

January 19, 2018

The following video records my public lecture on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, given on 19 January 2018. This lecture is part of the National Library Singapore’s How to Fall in Love with Classics series.

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Myth of the Stone Gets Sung!

October 3, 2017

Iris Koh writes and sings “Oracle of the Stone”, the text for which is taken from Gwee Li Sui’s Myth of the Stone. The video is created by C. Axworthy.

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Gweek Goes “On the Record”!

July 29, 2017

Gwee Li Sui spoke with Bharati Jagdish in her radio interview programme “On the Record” on 938Live on 28 July 2017. The interview focused on reading, literature, censorship, Singlish, and religion. The transcript can be found here: Don’t Blame Art, It’s People who Politicise it: Writer Gwee Li Sui Goes On the Record

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Gweek’s Sing Lit 101 on 938Live!

January 20, 2017

Gwee Li Sui was interviewed about Season 4 of Sing Lit 101: How to Read a Singaporean Poem by Michelle Martin, host of Talking Books, on 938Live. The programme was aired on 20 January 2017.

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Gweek Made Classical!

July 24, 2016

The Other Merlion and Friends had a special feature in A Countertenor’s Conundrum held at The Arts House on 22 July 2016. Composer Jonathan Shin turned five poems – “City Life”, “The Visitor”, “Godly Advice”, “The Cat-Woman”, and “Special Occasion” – into original music, which was performed by countertenor Chan Wei En.

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Gweek’s Written Country on 938Live Again!

May 24, 2016

Gwee Li Sui was interviewed about Written Country: The History of Singapore through Literature a second time by Michelle Martin, host of The Culture Cafe, on 938Live. The programme was aired on 24 May 2016.

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Gweek’s Written Country on 938Live!

April 14, 2016

Gwee Li Sui was interviewed about Written Country: The History of Singapore through Literature by Michelle Martin, host of The Culture Cafe, on 938Live. The programme was aired on 14 April 2016.

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Gweek Goes to TEDx!

November 6, 2015

I gave a talk on Singlish at the TEDxSingapore conference “The Undiscovered Country” held at the NTU Auditorium on 6 November 2015.

Gweek Gets on Indian TV!

July 24, 2015

I was the Singlish expert for “Game On Singapore”, a reality game show of India’s NDTV Good Times. My Singlish pit stop was at Actors the Jam Bar, and the episode was broadcast on 24 July 2015.

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Game On Singapore Proves to be Quite a Wild Ride for the Contestants
Game on Singapore: The Finale Will Give You the Chills

Gweek Goes on Malaysian Radio!

June 11, 2014

Gwee Li Sui was interviewed by Umapagan Ampikaipakan in his Bookmark radio programme on BFF89.9 – The Business Station on 10 June 2014. This interview focused on the re-release of Myth of the Stone and the literary scene in Singapore today.

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Gweek on the News!

November 4, 2013

Gwee Li Sui was interviewed with Kenneth Phuan, Director of The Arts House, by Chan Eu Imm, host of Singapore Connect@6, on 4 November 2013. This segment in the live Channel News Asia programme focused on the place of literature in Singapore today.

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Gweek Gets Knockout Again!

October 1, 2013

This episode of the children’s TV programme “Knockout Carnival” features Gwee Li Sui as guest mentor and judge of a poetry challenge for two groups of TV stars. It was first screened on OKTO channel on 1 October 2013.

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Knockout Carnival, Episode 27

Writers Get YouTubed!

February 17, 2012

The 40-minute documentary Writers: Engaging the Social was written and directed by Gwee Li Sui and produced by the Singapore Research Nexus of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. It was launched on 17 February 2012 as the opening event to the “Creativity in Singapore” symposium.

Gweek Gets Knockout!

October 10, 2011

This episode of the children’s TV programme “Knockout” features Gwee Li Sui as guest judge for a poetry face-off between adult and children TV stars. It was first screened on OKTO channel on 10 October 2011.

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Knockout Series 4, Episode 28
Knockout Series 4, Episode 28