Esplanade Presents


Can You Feel The Love Tonight?: A Literary Ode to Love

Max Pasakorn, Wen-Yi Lee and Marylyn Tan (Singapore)

26 Mar 2024, Tue, 7pm & 8pm


(Intermission: None)

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From tender beginnings to the complexities of passion, desire and heartbreak, love is a profound emotion most people are acquainted with.


Join Max Pasakorn, Wen-Yi Lee and Marylyn Tan at 7pm as they discuss how the depiction of love in literature and popular culture has informed their own writing. At 8pm, they will be doing a reading of their own works that will surely hit you right in the feels. 


This programme is presented by Sing Lit Station, in collaboration with the Speak Good English Movement.


No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Max Pasakorn

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Max Pasakorn (he/she/they) is a writer of creative nonfiction and poetry who has lived in Singapore, Thailand and the United States. Max’s creative nonfiction chapbook, A Study in Our Selves, won the 2022 Outwrite Chapbook Competition and was published by Neon Hemlock Press in 2023. Max is a co-founder and editor of the home-brewed poetry journal Kopi Break Poetry and creative nonfiction editor of heartbreak anthology Perks of Being Dumped (Marshall Cavendish, 2024). Read more at or follow Max on Instagram at @maxpsk_writes.

Wen-Yi Lee

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Wen-Yi Lee is a speculative writer and Clarion West Workshop alumni whose short fiction has appeared in anthologies like Lightspeed, Uncanny, and Strange Horizons, among others. She likes writing about girls with bite, feral nature, and ghosts. Her debut novel The Dark We Know is forthcoming from Gillian Flynn Books in August 2024.

Marylyn Tan

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Marylyn is a large-beasted, supple, queer, female Chinese Singaporean writer-artist whose proclivities are promiscuous and appetites indiscriminate. Her work aims to subvert, revert and pervert, and works to disrespect respectability and reclaim power. Her first child, GAZE BACK, is the lesbo trans-genre grimoire you never knew you needed, and made her the first woman poet (woet) to clinch the Singapore Literature Prize.

Date & Time

26 Mar 2024, Tue


Esplanade Concourse


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