Yale-NUS Writers' Centre Reading Series: Jen Percy and Jason Wee
In October, the Yale-NUS Writers' Centre Reading Series will feature authors Jen Percy and Jason Wee. Both authors will do a reading of recent work and then answer questions from the audience.
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Jennifer Percy is a contributing editor at The New Republic and is the author of the nonfiction book DEMON CAMP (Scribner) which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2104 and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. Percy is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop where she received a Truman Capote Fellowship. She is also a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at Iowa where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, Percy is the recipient of numerous academic awards including National Endowment for the Arts grant, fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Macdowell Colony. Most recently her reporting has taken her to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Japan. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Harper's, BookForum, The New Republic, Esquire, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at Columbia.
Jason Wee is an artist and a writer working between contemporary art, architecture, poetry and photography. He founded and runs Grey Projects, an art space, library and residency in Tiong Bahru. He is an editor for Softblow poetry journal. He was a 2014-2015 Writer-in-Residence at the National University of Singapore, and a 2015-16 Artist-in-Residence at NTU-Center for Contemporary Art. He is the author of My Suit (Math Paper Press, 2011) and co-author with Sean Tobin of the performance script Tongues, a commissioned work for the Singapore Fringe Festival 2012. His poetry volume The Monsters Between Us was a TODAYonline top art picks of 2013. His writings are included in Concrete Island (NUS Museum, 2016), Singapore Eye (Skira, 2015), Happy Tropics (ZHDK 2016) and Best Singapore Short Stories 2016 (Epigram, forthcoming) among other anthologies and books. He studied at The New School and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM SGT
- Yale-NUS Elm Common Lounge
- Venue Address
- 12 College Avenue West, Yale-NUS College Singapore
At Yale-NUS College, look for signs for Elm College and/or the Oculus. Elm Lounge is on the 2nd floor of Elm College. Follow the event signs from the Oculus.
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