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Dec 17

Speculative Futures in the Climate Crisis: A Reading

17 December 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Free – Rp5.00
17 December 2021 8:00 PM SGT. Speculative Futures in the Climate Crisis: A Reading. Lishani Ramanayake. Chiara Situmorang. Myle Yan Tay. Stephanie Dogfoot.

In June 2021, we launched a creative writing pilot with the theme Speculative Futures in the Climate Crisis. We received an enthusiastic response, and are pleased to present four pieces of original flash fiction that we commissioned. The pieces will be published in January 2022, but New Naratif members get a special sneak preview through a reading by the authors. Join us for a reading of the pieces and a Q&A with the authors and the editors, Deborah Augustin and Minxi Chua.

For this reading, there is a minimum donation of US$5, for which you’ll receive a month’s New Naratif membership. Existing members can attend this event for free! Join New Naratif as a member today.


Chiara Situmorang is a writer, editor, and kerupuk lover. Her work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Crow & Cross Keys, and Perspektif, among others. She lives in Jakarta with her three little poodles. You can find her talking to herself on Twitter @chiarastmrng. 

Lishani Ramanayake is a writer and educator based between Sri Lanka and Singapore. She writes about the experiences of gender and migration– where did we come from; what did we carry with us; where do we go from here? You can find more of her work at https://lishaniramanayake.com/ 

Myle Yan Tay (he/him) is a writer, actor, and director. He is currently studying for a Master’s in Fine Arts in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is an Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre.

Stephanie Dogfoot is a Singaporean writer, performer and producer. Their first poetry collection, Roadkill for Beginners (Math Paper Press, 2019) explores growing up, found family and good times in strange places. The founder of a poetry night called Spoke & Bird, they are inspired by mud and Southeast Asian wildlife. 


Minxi Chua is a writer, editor and filmmaker from Kuala Lumpur. She is currently pursuing a MA in Creative Writing at Brunel University. Her writing explores themes of magic, madness and postcolonial subjectivity. You can find more of her work here: linktr.ee/minxichua.

Deborah Germaine Augustin is a writer born and raised in Malaysia. She is currently the Membership Engagement Manager and Malaysia lead at New Naratif. She dreams of a world where we all have freedom of movement.


17 December 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – Rp5.00
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