National Reading Movement

Read! Fest

What is happiness to you, and how are you pursuing it?

Read! Fest returns for its fifth edition and continues to be a celebration of the joy of reading. This year’s theme The Pursuit of Happiness shows you over 150 programmes – or pathways, for all ages and reading tastes to find their unique happiness.


  • Opening weekend from 22-23 June with literary pop-up activities and art installations by Singaporean artists.
  • Keynote lectures, workshops and masterclasses with overseas authors Robert Twigger, Dr Zurinah Hassan, Cai Jun and Indra Soundarrajan.
  • Get cosy with homegrown authors, poets and ‘bookstagrammers’ through book conversations and perspective-changing talks.
  • Singapore premieres of a selection of films from the Asian Film Archives.
  • Spotlight on the genre of Humour through classic texts, stand-up comedy and a debate on Singapore literature.
  • Book Jams with children’s authors and more!

Visit GoLibrary to see the full list of programmes and to register!

Read! Fest 2017
Read! Fest 2017
Read! Fest 2017
Read! Fest 2017

(Updated 23 May 2018)